Since ECC is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, our tuition and fees are set by the State Board of Community Colleges and are subject to change without notice. Current tuition is $72.00 per credit hour with a maximum tuition charge of $1,152.00 per semester (16 credit hours). Out-of-state tuition is $4,224.00 per semester or $264.00 per credit hour up to 16 credit hours.

All curriculum students are required to pay an activity fee of $.75 per credit hour per semester (up to 16 credit hours) for participation in student activities. All curriculum students are required to pay a technology fee of $1.00 per credit hour per semester (up to 12 credit hours). All curriculum students are required to pay a parking and security fee of $1.00 per credit hour per semester (up to 12 credit hours).

Textbook & Supplies

The cost of textbooks and supplies varies according to the program of study. Textbooks and supplies for full-time degree or diploma students will cost approximately $300 – $600 per semester.


  • Accident Insurance
    • Accident insurance, covering hours in school and transportation to and from school, is available for a modest fee.
  • Required Liability Insurance for Medical Program Students
    • Edgecombe Community College requires all students enrolled in any medical program which requires clinical lab experience to buy medical liability insurance for protection against malpractice suits which might arise during clinical experience. The Business Office will be responsible for collecting the medical liability insurance fee and properly enrolling the students as policy holders with the insurance company. Required liability insurance costs $8.50 per semester.

Establishment of Residency

To qualify for the resident tuition rate, North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1) requires that a legal resident must have maintained his/her domicile in North Carolina for at least the 12 months immediately prior to his/her classification as a resident for tuition purposes. One must also have established evidence of citizenship with intentions to reside in the state permanently. Examples of these actions are being employed, paying taxes, having a current North Carolina driver’s license, voting in the state, and belonging to churches, clubs, or other organizations. Anyone having a question regarding resident status should contact Student Services.

ECC News

Healthcare Graduates Honored at ECC

Health Occupations graduates at Edgecombe Community College were honored by college staff, family, and friends during a Health Occupations Recognition Ceremony held January 28.