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Durham Technical Community College Overview

Durham Technical Community College is a public institution situated in Durham, North Carolina. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Durham Technical Community College Known For?

1,372 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Durham Technical Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Durham Technical Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Durham Technical Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Linguistics & Comparative Literature Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Durham Technical Community College?

Location of Durham Technical Community College

Contact details for Durham Technical Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703-5023
Phone: 919-536-7200
Website: www.durhamtech.edu

How Do I Get Into Durham Technical Community College?

You can apply to Durham Technical Community College online at: www1.cfnc.org/applications/nc_community_college/apply.html?application_id=1495

Durham Technical Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Durham Technical Community College?

8% Take Out Loans
18.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Durham Technical Community College, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $5,117 a year. That adds up to $20,468 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Durham Technical Community College is 18.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Durham Technical Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,454 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,665 undergraduate students at Durham Technical Community College, with 1,454 being full-time and 4,211 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Durham Technical Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,454 full-time undergraduates at Durham Technical Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Durham Technical Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Durham Technical Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Durham Technical Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 106
Black or African American 445
Hispanic or Latino 311
White 460
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 125

Over 36 countries are represented at Durham Technical Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Durham Technical Community College

761 Took All Classes Online
2,357 Took At Least One Class Online
11.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,357 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Durham Technical Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 71st most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Durham Technical Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Durham Technical Community College was 11.5%. This is the #1,234 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Durham Technical Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Durham Technical Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Fire Protection 25%
Homeland Security 80%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 15%
Liberal Arts General Studies 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Durham Technical Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Durham Technical Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fire Protection #15
Homeland Security #26
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #201
Liberal Arts General Studies #201
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #212

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Durham Technical Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 294 0 294
Computer Information Systems 156 31 25 212
Teacher Education Grade Specific 79 20 0 99
Health & Medical Administrative Services 51 31 0 82
Nursing 0 79 0 79
Criminal Justice & Corrections 66 10 3 79
Legal Support Services 39 9 12 60
Business Administration & Management 42 11 0 53
Dental Support Services 43 10 0 53
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 34 5 3 42
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 31 0 6 37
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 29 29
Allied Health Professions 0 17 11 28
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 17 9 26
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 21 2 2 25
Human Development & Family Studies 24 0 0 24
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 6 18 0 24
Fire Protection 13 7 0 20
Architectural Engineering Technology 11 4 0 15
Accounting 10 3 0 13
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 5 8 0 13
Computer Programming 7 4 0 11
General Engineering 0 11 0 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 5 4 0 9
Information Technology 4 3 0 7
Information Science 4 2 0 6
Quality Control Technology 3 2 0 5
Homeland Security 2 3 0 5
Precision Metal Working 4 0 0 4
Computer Systems Networking 1 2 0 3
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 0 0 2
Hospitality Management 1 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 1 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 665 607 100 1,372

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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