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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Cleveland Community College tuition is $2,432 per year for in-state residents. This is 31% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 30% cheaper than the average North Carolina tuition of $3,458 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 35th in North Carolina amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 32nd most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $8,576 which represents a 253% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $94 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $2,526.

Housing Costs

Cleveland Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Shelby area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $2,700.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $900 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state North Carolina residents to go to Cleveland Community College is $7,126 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have North Carolina residence can expect a one year cost of $13,270. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $4,426.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Cleveland Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Cleveland Community College
Estimated Budgets
North Carolina Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$7,126
   In-State Tuition$2,432
   Other Fees$94
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$2,700
   Off-Campus Other Budget$900
   Books and Supplies$1,000
North Carolina Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$4,426
   In-State Tuition$2,432
   Other Fees$94
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$900
   Books and Supplies$1,000

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $7,126 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Cleveland Community College net price for in-state students is $503* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

100% of Cleveland Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,973. 94 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,902. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Cleveland Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Cleveland Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$503*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid100%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,973
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants94%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,902

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$145
$30,001 to $48,000$544
$48,001 to $75,000$1,017
$75,001 to $110,000$2,125
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $7,126 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $7,126. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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Grants and Scholarships

 80% - $4,973

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Cleveland Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 20% -  $1,253

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Cleveland Community College
Gaston College0% less expensive
Guilford Technical Community College18.8% less expensive
Isothermal Community College0% less expensive
Catawba Valley Community College0% less expensive
Western Piedmont Community College0% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Cleveland Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Cleveland Community College is $14,252 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Cleveland Community College.

North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,216
North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$3,563
Non-North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,288
Non-North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,635

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Cleveland Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Cleveland Community College
Price per credit hour for North Carolina residents$67
Cost for one class for North Carolina residents (3 credit hours)$201
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$259
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$777
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,036

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Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Cleveland Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,128 to $2,432. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $14,252.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Cleveland Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$9,322$18,644
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$11,898$23,795
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $15,185$30,370
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $17,578$35,157

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Cleveland Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 73 40% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 29 30% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 18 34% cheaper
Medical Office Management/Administration Associate's Degree 16 31% cheaper
Electrician Associate's Degree 12 25% cheaper
Information Technology Associate's Degree 9 31% cheaper
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 9 29% cheaper
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs Associate's Degree 8 35% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 7 32% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 6 31% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 6 39% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 5 34% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 32% cheaper
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 4 30% cheaper
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 4 26% cheaper
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 4 29% cheaper
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 3 30% cheaper
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 34% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 2 29% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 2 26% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 2 42% cheaper
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 32% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Associate's Degree 1 40% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 1 32% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Associate's Degree 1 24% cheaper

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About Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College is a two year community college located in Shelby, North Carolina.  Full time enrollment is 1,208 and part time is 1,624.  Cleveland Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, North Carolina
28152-6224

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Cleveland Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Cleveland Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198321 IPEDS survey data.