Pitt Community College

School Highlights

Pitt Community College serves 8,237 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Pitt Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 669 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
Pitt Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty669 staff256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pitt Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Pitt Community College diversity score of 0.64 is equal to the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,237 students2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:110:1
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# Full-Time Students3,501 students727 students
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# Part-Time Students4,736 students1,603 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
12%
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% Black
32%
21%
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% White
50%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.64
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College Completion Rate
22%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,500$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,979 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,122 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,979$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,122$9,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,692$12,026
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,513$5,625
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since opening in 1961, Pitt Community College has been educating and empowering people for success through a diverse selection of hands-on training programs and by offering the quality instruction, learning resources and technology necessary for students to build solid foundations for whatever career paths they choose. 
  • It is PCC’s mission to make a college education affordable and barrier-free. In-state residents pay low tuition and fees, and the college offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and loans to help those in financial need. PCC also offers evening and weekend classes and online classes to accommodate our students’ busy schedules. 
  • Prospective students are encouraged to visit the PCC campus or the college website, www.pittcc.edu, to learn more.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pitt Community College is Lenoir Community College (23.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,526 students | 23.70 Mi231 Highway 58 South
    Kinston, NC 28502
    (252) 527-6223
    23.702,526
  • 1,904 students | 24.50 Mi2009 W Wilson St
    Tarboro, NC 27886
    (252) 823-5166
    24.501,904
  • 1,539 students | 24.90 Mi5337 US Highway 264 East
    Washington, NC 27889
    (252) 946-6194
    24.901,539
  • 875 students | 26.30 Mi1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
    Williamston, NC 27892
    (252) 792-1521
    26.30875
  • 1,854 students | 30.00 Mi902 Herring Ave
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 291-1195
    30.001,854
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.