Pitt Community College

School Highlights
  • Pitt Community College serves 8,902 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Pitt Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Pitt County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Pitt Community College is Miller-Motte College-Greenville (3.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 448 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Pitt Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty448 staff139 staff
Pitt Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pitt Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pitt Community College diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 48% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,902 students2,380 students
Pitt Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
Pitt Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,670 students1,019 students
Pitt Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,232 students1,361 students
Pitt Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% Asian
Pitt Community College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
Pitt Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pitt Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pitt Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Pitt Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.680.56
Pitt Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pitt Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,500$27,500
Pitt Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,979 is less than the state average of $3,911. 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 $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,979$3,911
Pitt Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,122$9,514
Pitt Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%78%
Pitt Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,500$10,500
Pitt Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,250$6,000
Pitt Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

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  • 2,552 students | 24.50 Mi2009 W Wilson St
    Tarboro NC  27886
  • 2,035 students | 25.10 Mi5337 US Highway 264 East
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  • 477 students | 26.00 Mi1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.