Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tulsa Community College tuition is $2,477 per year for in-state residents. This is 28% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 47% cheaper than the average Oklahoma tuition of $4,926 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in Oklahoma amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $7,493 which represents a 203% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $744 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,221.

Housing Costs

Tulsa 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 Tulsa area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $11,328.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,656.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $2,712 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Oklahoma residents to go to Tulsa Community College is $18,917 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Oklahoma residence can expect a one year cost of $23,933. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $7,589.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Tulsa Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Tulsa Community College
Estimated Budgets
Oklahoma Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$18,917
   In-State Tuition$2,477
   Other Fees$744
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$11,328
   Off-Campus Other Budget$2,712
   Books and Supplies$1,656
Oklahoma Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,589
   In-State Tuition$2,477
   Other Fees$744
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$2,712
   Books and Supplies$1,656


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 $18,917 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 Tulsa Community College net price for in-state students is $5,578* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

82% of Tulsa Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,641. 52 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 $4,504. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Tulsa Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Tulsa Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,578*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid82%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,641
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants52%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,504

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$5,390
$30,001 to $48,000$6,037
$48,001 to $75,000$8,236
$75,001 to $110,000$9,706

Average Financial Aid Mix - $18,917 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,917. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 29% - $4,641

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

Federal Loans

 29% - $4,675

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

Out of Pocket

 43% -  $6,889

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. Tulsa Community College
Connors State College7% less expensive
Coffeyville Community College54.8% less expensive
Seminole State College16.3% more expensive
Independence Community College22.5% less expensive
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College9.6% more 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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa Community College is $37,834 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.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $6,288 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $12,576**

**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 Tulsa Community College.

Oklahoma Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,238
Oklahoma Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,458
Non-Oklahoma Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,746
Non-Oklahoma Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,966

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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa Community College
Price per credit hour for Oklahoma residents$103
Cost for one class for Oklahoma residents (3 credit hours)$309
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$313
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$939
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,252


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 23% of Tulsa Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,675.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Tulsa Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $12,576, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $15,603.93. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Tulsa Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 82% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,288. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Tulsa Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Tulsa Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$130.03
Amount Borrowed$12,576.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,027.93
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$15,603.93

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Tulsa Community College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Tulsa Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $15,603.93 would be needed to afford a $130.03 monthly payment in the example $12,576.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Tulsa Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $1,829 to $2,477. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.1%. 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 $37,834.00. 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 Tulsa Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$24,747$49,494
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$31,584$63,168
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $40,310$80,621
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $46,664$93,328

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Tulsa 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
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 356 11% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 332 13% costlier
Education, General Associate's Degree 257 27% costlier
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 217 15% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 145 19% costlier
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 115 9% costlier
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 89 22% costlier
Pre-Engineering Associate's Degree 38 21% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 31 13% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 30 31% costlier
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other Associate's Degree 29 34% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 28 19% costlier
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 24 17% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 22 23% costlier
Air Traffic Controller Associate's Degree 21 2% costlier
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 18 16% costlier
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 16 24% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 14 14% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 14 22% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 13 15% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 12 6% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 12 23% costlier
Interior Architecture Associate's Degree 12 13% costlier
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Associate's Degree 12 26% costlier
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 12 29% costlier
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other Associate's Degree 11 23% costlier
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design Associate's Degree 11 28% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 11 29% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 11 5% costlier
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 11 14% costlier
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 10 27% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 19% costlier
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 7% costlier
Child Development Associate's Degree 9 35% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 8 33% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 8 8% costlier
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 8 43% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 7 24% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 7 23% costlier
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 6 1% costlier
Pre-Pharmacy Studies Associate's Degree 5 34% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 5 23% costlier
Environmental Science Associate's Degree 5 26% costlier
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 24% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 25% costlier
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Associate's Degree 4 9% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 4 23% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 21% costlier
Quality Control Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 37% costlier
Dental Assisting/Assistant Associate's Degree 3 21% costlier
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 3 25% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 3 24% costlier
Chemical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 22% costlier
Nutrition Sciences Associate's Degree 2 24% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 2 22% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 21% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 22% costlier
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production Associate's Degree 1 33% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 1 27% costlier


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About Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College is a two year community college located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Full time enrollment is 5,462 and part time is 11,673.  Tulsa 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. Learn more about Tulsa Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Tulsa Community College
6111 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, Oklahoma

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Tulsa 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.

Tulsa Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207935 IPEDS survey data.