North Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in North Carolina was $10,925 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $3,187 lower than the U.S. average and ranks North Carolina in the middle of the pack as the 35th most expensive and 18th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $252 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,673 and represents a 2.36% annual increase. The list of North Carolina colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 133 colleges and universities in North Carolina, the most popular being North Carolina State University at Raleigh with 26,776 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,535. Duke University is the most expensive in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $51,720.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore North Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alamance Community College
Graham, 1,737 Students
$2,006 - -
Apex School of Theology
Durham, 843 Students
$4,800 - -
Appalachian State University
Boone, 16,487 Students
$4,242 68 83
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, 2,552 Students
$2,432 - -
Barton College
Wilson, 935 Students
$27,536 52 61
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, 472 Students
$2,432 - -
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, 1,406 Students
$18,500 24 5
Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, 390 Students
$15,964 - -
Bladen Community College
Dublin, 537 Students
$2,432 - -
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, 698 Students
$2,432 - -
Brevard College
Brevard, 693 Students
$28,400 - -
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, 563 Students
$2,432 - -
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, 169 Students
$12,306 - -
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, 1,552 Students
$2,432 - -
Campbell University
Buies Creek, 5,736 Students
$29,900 44 39
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, 3,898 Students
$2,432 - -
Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, 42 Students
$6,020 - -
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, 42 Students
$7,600 - -
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, 632 Students
$2,584 - -
Catawba College
Salisbury, 1,252 Students
$29,920 59 66