Cheapest Colleges in North Carolina by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of North Carolina these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in North Carolina list for a ranking which considers school quality and net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in North Carolina are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in North Carolina? Leading our colleges list is Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville with an in state tuition of $2,743.

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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

North Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, Public
$2,743 26 86
2 Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, Public
$2,776 39 97
3 Winston Salem State University
Winston-Salem, Public
$3,144 35 82
4 University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, Public
$3,211 25 70
5 North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, Public
$3,270 30 79
6 Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, Private
$3,360 n/a n/a
7 North Carolina Central University
Durham, Public
$3,455 36 81
8 Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, Private
$3,500 n/a n/a
9 University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, Public
$3,522 49 81
10 University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, Public
$3,666 66 86
11 Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, Public
$3,669 62 85
12 Appalachian State University
Boone, Public
$3,772 68 87
13 University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, Public
$3,932 54 86
14 East Carolina University
Greenville, Public
$3,959 57 83
15 University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, Public
$4,026 76 87
16 Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, Private
$4,500 n/a n/a
17 Apex School of Theology
Durham, Private
$4,800 n/a n/a
18 University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, Public
$5,870 74 87
19 North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, Public
$6,038 80 87
20 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, Public
$6,423 94 88


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