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Why Consider Durham Tech? It's the Smart Choice!
Durham Tech Has One of the Top-Performing Transfer Programs in the State
Are you afraid of earning credits that won't transfer to a four-year college or university? North Carolina has a statewide
agreement governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and N.C. public universities. Durham Tech also has individual agreements (bilateral agreements) with several N.C. public and private universities for specific programs of study.
And Durham Tech sends more students to UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University than any other community college in the state.
Durham Tech's transfer program has been identified by the N.C. Community College System as one of the top five performing transfer programs in the state for the past five years. Durham Tech University Transfer students receive help from an experienced advisor to assist with planning courses and to ensure students take the courses needed to graduate and transfer.
Durham Tech’s graduates who transfer to institutions in the UNC System do as well or better than the students who started in those colleges and universities.
Ninety-four percent of Durham Tech transfer students have a GPA above 2.0 after one year.
Get a second chance at attending your favorite university by transferring after graduating from Durham Tech.
Read what Nathan Staffa (pictured above) and other Durham Tech graduates have to say about University Transfer.
Don't Graduate with a Mountain of Debt!
Tuition and fees at North Carolina's community colleges are among the
lowest in the country – and are only a fraction of the cost of a university
| College or University
||Tuition & Fees*
||Room & Board*
|Durham Technical Community College
||Rent with the savings
or live at home!
|Selected State Universities
| East Carolina University (2014-2015 rates)
| North Carolina Central University
| North Carolina State University
| University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
| University of North Carolina - Greensboro
| Private Colleges
| Meredith College
|University of Phoenix
|*Sources: Institution web sites, estimated 2015-2016 fall and spring semesters of in-state tuition 12+ credit hours per semester for private colleges/universities and 16+ credit hours for Durham Tech.
**Average program cost for Associate's degree (Kaplan: $37,720; Phoenix: $27,400; Strayer: $28,660) divided by two years (the length of a similar Durham Tech Associate In Arts or Science degree at 16 hours for fall and spring semesters)
Financial aid is also available for qualifying students. Federal
financial aid, student
scholarships, and Durham ConnectFunds make a community college
education even easier to afford.
Education Pays in Higher Earnings
The chart below shows US residents who have a high school diploma or GED can expect to increase their average yearly average weekly income by an average
of 15 percent if they earn an associate's degree. Continuing your education even further to obtain a bachelor's degree increases average average weekly
income by 60 percent over the average high school graduate!
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 Current Population Survey, US Data table
We are a Diverse Group
Are you interested in meeting people who are not like you? Durham Tech students are all ages, ethnicities, and don't necessarily live in Durham. Look at our
curriculum student profile: