Durham Technical Community College.

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, NC2 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Durham Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech) is a public community college in Durham, North Carolina. The college serves Northern Durham County at its Northern Durham Center, and in Orange County at its Orange County Campus completed in 2008. Durham Tech serves nearly 20,000 students with curriculum and continuing education offerings. It offers career programs leading to more than 100 degrees, certificates, and diplomas and university transfer programs. Durham Tech is a charter member of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. As of 2014, the school had nearly 500 full-time and part-time faculty members and 3,900 matriculated students. A large portion of Durham Tech students are part-time. To give them flexibility, the college has a large distance education program, offering numerous online courses and hybrid courses.


  • Offers certificate, and associate degrees
  • 3,972 students
  • 0.22 faculty staff per student
  • www.durhamtech.edu

Notable programs at Durham Technical Community College

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Accounting, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Elementary Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Welding, and Electrician.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Durham Technical Community College was $6,566, while for in-state students it was $1,958. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $3,204.

The average financial aid at Durham Technical Community College is $4,662. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $1,904 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Durham Technical Community College

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

45% of undergraduate students at Durham Technical Community College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Durham Technical Community College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300.

Diversity at Durham Technical Community College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017