Tuition Rates

A student's tuition is based on two things; the total number of semester hours (see note below) for which a student is enrolled, and a student's permanent legal place of residence (hometown). The per-hour tuition rates for each of the four basic residency categories are as follows.

Fall 2017, Spring 2018 & Summer 2018

  Tuition General Use Fee Out-of-District Total per Semester Hour
In-District $55.00 $30.00 N/A $85.00
In-District Branch Campus
(Graham ISD)
$55.00 $30.00 $10.00 $95.00
In-State $103.00 $30.00 $17.00 $150.00
Out-of-State $191.00 $30.00 $29.00 $250.00

Credit Hours

Students need to understand clearly what is meant by the term "credit hours." When a student registers for a course, that course will be worth a certain number of hours of college credit for a semester.

Most courses at NCTC are worth three (3) hours of credit. However, there are courses that are worth from one (1) credit all the way up to six (6) or more hours of credit for a semester. Students can tell how many hours of credit a particular course is worth by looking at the course identification number. The second digit in this four-digit number gives the semester-credit-hour value of the course.

For example, the English course ENGL1301 is worth three (3) hours of credit, and the French course FREN1411 is worth four (4) hours of credit. So, if a student registers for four three-hour courses and one four-hour course, this student is enrolled for a total of sixteen (16) semester credit hours.