Best Value Colleges in North Carolina by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the North Carolina schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in North Carolina ranking goes to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a 95th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $10,936 average net price.

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 rating methodology.

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.

North Carolina's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
Average Net Price
1) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, Public Not For Profit
95 88
Average Net Price
2) North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, Public Not For Profit
86 84
Average Net Price
3) University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, Public Not For Profit
74 80
Average Net Price
4) Duke University
Durham, Private Not For Profit
98 77
Average Net Price
5) Davidson College
Davidson, Private Not For Profit
96 76
Average Net Price
6) Elon University
Elon, Private Not For Profit
82 60
Average Net Price
7) Appalachian State University
Boone, Public Not For Profit
70 83
Average Net Price
8) University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit
78 84