College Costs in North Carolina

The 2023 Directory of North Carolina Colleges and Prices

North Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in North Carolina was $11,668 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $3,462 lower than the U.S. average and ranks North Carolina in the middle of the pack as the 36th most expensive and 17th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $506 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,162 and represents a 4.53% 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 29,099 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,535. Wake Forest University is the most expensive in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $58,708.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore North Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Alamance Community College

Graham, North Carolina

$2,462 NA NA
Apex School of Theology

Durham, North Carolina

$4,800 NA NA
Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

$4,242 52 70
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Barton College

Wilson, North Carolina

$33,430 29 5
Beaufort County Community College

Washington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, North Carolina

$18,500 28 2
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

$16,000 NA NA
Bladen Community College

Dublin, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Blue Ridge Community College

Flat Rock, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Brevard College

Brevard, North Carolina

$28,400 NA NA
Brunswick Community College

Bolivia, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Concord, North Carolina

$13,850 69 74
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Hudson, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina

$35,580 54 47
Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Carolina Bible College

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$5,784 NA NA
Carolina Christian College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$7,600 NA NA
Carteret Community College

Morehead City, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Catawba College

Salisbury, North Carolina

$32,380 51 74