North Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in North Carolina was $10,673 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $2,913 lower than the U.S. average and ranks North Carolina in the middle of the pack as the 37th most expensive and 16th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $10,673 from the 2015-2016 average of $0 and represents a ?% annual increase. The list of North Carolina colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 140 colleges and universities in North Carolina, the most popular being North Carolina State University at Raleigh with 26,767 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,407. Duke University is the most expensive in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $49,575.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. North Carolina colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in North Carolina or cheap North Carolina colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore North Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alamance Community College
Graham, 1,842 Students
$2,160 n/a n/a
Apex School of Theology
Durham, 816 Students
$4,800 n/a n/a
Appalachian State University
Boone, 16,219 Students
$4,159 70 83
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, 2,611 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Barton College
Wilson, 941 Students
$26,670 52 61
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, 675 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, 1,385 Students
$18,500 45 48
Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, 502 Students
$15,964 n/a n/a
Bladen Community College
Dublin, 602 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, 721 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Brevard College
Brevard, 715 Students
$27,550 n/a n/a
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, 671 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, 177 Students
$11,948 10 n/a
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, 1,473 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Campbell University
Buies Creek, 5,426 Students
$28,800 45 41
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, 3,983 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, 39 Students
$5,040 n/a n/a
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, 45 Students
$3,500 n/a n/a
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, 571 Students
$2,736 n/a n/a
Catawba College
Salisbury, 1,203 Students
$29,333 63 69