Durham Technical Community College in Durham

Durham, NC

(Rating 1.8 based on 5 reviews)

Durham Technical Community College offers 279-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. 39.4% are women, and 60.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Durham Technical Community College is 5832$, that is at the level of national average. 12% of full-time Durham Technical Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Durham Technical Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Durham Technical Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,329
$30,001 - $48,000$5,833
$48,001 - $75,000$7,947
$75,001 - $110,000$8,942



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2586 of Durham Technical Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 49 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Durham Technical Community College number 80 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Durham Technical Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Durham Technical Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Durham Technical Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

12% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Durham Technical Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Durham Technical Community College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Durham Technical Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Durham Technical Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in North Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1637 Lawson Street address in Durham, North Carolina.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Durham Technical Community College with 0.24% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Durham Technical Community College offers 279 programs in total: 120 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 117 - for Associate's degree, and 42 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate. Durham Technical Community College is one of the few institutions in North Carolina that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 18 distance education programs that are provided in the Durham Technical Community College: 15 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Durham Technical Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3723 students with 111683 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Durham Technical Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

If you are an international student, DO NOT speak to Heidi white in the white building. Avoid her at all cost, she does not have your best interest in mind. If you have any questions, I would recommend speaking with anyone else.

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Overall Rating:

Excellent school with dedicated and caring staff that take the time to really listen to students and assist them in reaching their goals.

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This review is for the Beyond Basic ESL. If you can drive to Raleigh to take English classes in other Colleges you will save money and time, but if you don't have a choice and need to take the Beyond Basic ESL classes at Duham tech this is the info you need to know: 1) After talking to several international students and taking several classes myself, the only teachers that are worth taking are the ones listed as follows: Elizabeth Leggett and John Andrews Please check if these are the teachers that teach the classes you are signing up for. They are very good ESL teachers. 2) The coordinator does a terrible job in selecting the teachers for this program. The teachers (except the two names mentioned above) have no clue how how to teach English language for foreigners. You will learn the wrong way and you will get confused with their answers. They won't correct you properly. I have never heard so many complaints about the teachers in a college as I have heard about the ones teaching in this program. The classes are painful. 3) In case you decide to take this classes anyway, make sure to figure out if the classes are the right fit for your level in the first week. Go in person to talk to the coordinator to cancel the class and get your refund. Again, I insist if you feel that the teacher is not a good fit for you in the first week don't continue his/her class because things will get worse in the following weeks. Request your 75% money back right away. I made the huge mistake in waiting for 2 1/2 weeks to see if the terrible teacher would get better which he didn't, this mistake cost me $260, because the coordinator refused to give me the refund, even though she knew that several students were complaining about the same teacher. All of us begged her to give us the money back or change to other classes. Nothing was made. Extremely frustrating.The great thing about this program is that the classmates are very nice and hard worker people. It is a shame that Durham Tech Community College doesn't care about recruiting knowledgeable ESL teachers to help the international students who come to U.S. to improve their English.

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Mrs.Healy is a rude and racist teacher. She cant teach or speak well! Dont take her courses! She doesmt even try to help you with the work.

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GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!! They advise you for classes that aren't available or the wrong classes. NEVER UPLOADED my PLACEMENT SCORE. They don't care about there students AT ALL!

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Location & Website

Address: 1637 Lawson Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9195367200

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: durhamtech.edu

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