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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 2015-2016 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 $290 from the 2014-2015 average of $10,383 and represents a 2.79% 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 26,965 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,220. Duke University is the most expensive in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $47,650.

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 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore North Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alamance Community College
Graham, 1,732 Students
$2,160 n/a n/a
Apex School of Theology
Durham, 642 Students
$4,800 n/a n/a
Appalachian State University
Boone, 16,165 Students
$3,961 70 83
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, 2,270 Students
$2,304 n/a n/a
Barton College
Wilson, 903 Students
$25,643 56 64
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, 755 Students
$2,304 n/a n/a
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, 1,452 Students
$18,500 41 43
Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, 545 Students
$15,651 n/a n/a
Bladen Community College
Dublin, 585 Students
$2,304 n/a n/a
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, 737 Students
$2,304 n/a n/a
Brevard College
Brevard, 697 Students
$26,750 n/a n/a
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, 930 Students
$2,304 n/a n/a
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, 183 Students
$11,656 33 59
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, 1,138 Students
$2,368 n/a n/a
Campbell University
Buies Creek, 5,047 Students
$27,800 78 65
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, 4,207 Students
$2,432 n/a n/a
Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, 55 Students
$4,680 n/a n/a
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, 53 Students
$3,500 n/a n/a
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, 576 Students
$2,592 n/a n/a
Catawba College
Salisbury, 1,218 Students
$28,730 n/a n/a

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