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Pitt Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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About Pitt Community College

Pitt Community College (PCC) is a public, 2-year institution that awards associate's degrees, certificates, and diplomas. In addition to its main campus in Winterville, North Carolina, PCC has two centers in Greenville. PCC also offers classes at the Technology Enterprise Center, dual enrollment for high school students, continuing education, and online courses.

PCC was founded in 1961 as Pitt Industrial Education Center and had its name changed to Pitt Technical Institute in 1964. Its current name was adopted in 1979. The college has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969. PCC has earned additional accreditation for some of its health sciences programs.


Pitt Community College offers 18 transfer programs, 44 associate's degrees, 22 diplomas, and many certificates. It has 6 divisions: business, health sciences, arts & sciences, public services & fine arts, construction & industrial technology, and continuing education & community services.

According to the number of program completions for 2010-11, the largest number of degrees and certificates were awarded in the area of liberal arts & sciences. Registered nursing was also a popular associate's degree program, and criminal justice/police science was a popular certificate program.

PCC had more than 600 faculty members in fall 2011 (231 full-time and 371 part-time). With a little over 8,000 students, the student-to-faculty ratio is about 17 to 1.


Applications are accepted online or in person. In order to enroll in one of PCC's associate's degree programs, a student must be a high school graduate (or equivalency diploma recipient) and must submit official transcripts. This requirement applies to most of PCC's diploma and certificate programs, as well. Some majors, such as electronics engineering technology and architectural technology, require students to take prerequisites courses.

Although the college has an open admissions policy, the health sciences division has selective admissions with additional application requirements. Submission deadlines and notification dates vary by program and are available on PCC's website.

In fall 2011, 39% of the students attended PCC full-time and 61% attended part-time. Sixty percent were female and 40% were male. Most of the students were White (41%) or Black/African American (26%).

Tuition and Financial Aid

For 2011-12, tuition was $1,979 per year (in-state) or $8,122 (out-of-state). The cost of books and supplies was about $1,200. Sixty-six percent of PCC's first-time, full-time students received financial aid for 2010-11 including grants, scholarships, loans, and/or work study. It is recommended that students submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after January 1 of each year. Priority deadlines are October 1 for the spring term, March 15 for summer classes, and May 15 for the fall semester.

School Type Public, 2-year*
Degrees Offered Associate's, certificates, and diplomas**
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Rural*
Student Body (Fall 2011) 8,023*
Student Housing No on-campus housing*
Programs 6 divisions: business, health sciences, arts & sciences, public services & fine arts, construction & industrial technology, and continuing education & community services**
Student-Faculty Ratio 17 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) For 2010-11: liberal arts & sciences (211 associate's and 149 certificates), registered nursing (67 associate's), and criminal justice/police science (65 certificates)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates (For Students Starting Fall 2008) 16% of the students graduated within 150% of normal program completion time*
Admission Rate Open admissions policy* with selective admissions for health sciences**
Entering Class Size (First-Time Students - Fall 2011) 1,196*
First-Year Retention Rates (Fall 2010 to Fall 2011) 57% of full-time students returned; 49% of part-time students returned*
Application Due Date Online general applications accepted until classes begin; some health sciences programs have earlier application deadlines**
Decision Notification Date Online applications processed within 48 hours; notification of health sciences admission varies by program**
Tuition (2011-12) $1,979 (in-state) or $8,122 (out-of-state)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) Full-time, first-time student aid for 2010-11: grant or scholarship (65%), federal grant (55%), Pell grant (53%), other federal grant (13%), state/local grant or scholarship (12%), institutional grant or scholarship (8%), federal student loan (27%), other student loan (1%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid For 2010-11: 66% of full-time, first-time students received financial aid*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Pitt Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590
  • Phone: (252) 493-7232
  • Website: www.pittcc.edu

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