North Carolina Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in North Carolina by Out of State Tuition for 2013


Cheapest Colleges in North Carolina

College affordability is a significant factor in nearly all students' school selection process, in North Carolina and nationwide. With high paying, post graduation employment still difficult to obtain, choosing a college which offers good value for your tuition dollar is more important than ever. If you're looking for an affordable university in North Carolina but aren't a state resident, these are the cheap out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in North Carolina for international students.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't necessarily mean finding a school with a low published tuition. It's important to research the full financial aid package offered by a school and the average net price actually paid. Sometimes a school which appears cheap on the surface can end up being more expensive if the college doesn't offer competitive aid. The methodology for our listings below is a ranking of least expensive published tuition.

The most affordable four year colleges in North Carolina are listed by one year's out of state tuition for the 2012/2013 school year. Click on each school for more specific information on price you can expect to pay, calculate potential student loan payments and formulate a college savings plan.

What is the cheapest college in North Carolina? Leading our colleges list is Carolina Christian College in with an out of state tuition of $3,750.

Another affordable option for North Carolina students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of North Carolina community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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North Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
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Carolina Christian College Private $3,750 Get Admission Info
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Apex School of Theology Private $4,800 Get Admission Info
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Heritage Bible College Private $6,720 Get Admission Info
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New Life Theological Seminary Private $7,700 Get Admission Info
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Laurel University Private $8,160 Get Admission Info
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Miller Motte College Wilmington Private $9,540 Get Admission Info
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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Private $10,720 Get Admission Info
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Shaw University Private $11,160 Get Admission Info
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Piedmont International University Private $11,440 Get Admission Info
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Mid Atlantic Christian University Private $11,680 Get Admission Info
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Winston Salem State University Public $11,957 Get Admission Info
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University of North Carolina at Pembroke Public $12,219 Get Admission Info
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Saint Augustines College Private $12,364 Get Admission Info
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Western Carolina University Public $12,994 Get Admission Info
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Fayetteville State University Public $13,289 Get Admission Info
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Elizabeth City State University Public $13,300 Get Admission Info
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Livingstone College Private $13,404 Get Admission Info
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North Carolina A & T State University Public $13,668 Get Admission Info
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North Carolina Central University Public $13,817 Get Admission Info
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Bennett College for Women Private $14,614 Get Admission Info
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Johnson C Smith University Private $15,466 Get Admission Info
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Appalachian State University Public $15,590 Get Admission Info
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University of North Carolina at Wilmington Public $15,846 Get Admission Info
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Public $15,982 Get Admission Info
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Mount Olive College Private $16,800 Get Admission Info
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University of North Carolina at Asheville Public $17,298 Get Admission Info
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East Carolina University Public $17,572 Get Admission Info
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Public $17,577 Get Admission Info
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South College Asheville Private $17,700 Get Admission Info
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University of North Carolina School of the Arts Public $18,415 Get Admission Info
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North Carolina State University at Raleigh Public $18,913 Get Admission Info
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Chowan University Private $21,600 Get Admission Info
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Mars Hill College Private $22,156 Get Admission Info
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Barton College Private $22,278 Get Admission Info
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Pfeiffer University Private $22,500 Get Admission Info
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Wingate University Private $22,540 Get Admission Info
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St. Andrews University Private $22,674 Get Admission Info
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Montreat College Private $22,684 Get Admission Info
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Lees McRae College Private $23,450 Get Admission Info
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Salem College Private $23,478 Get Admission Info
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