College Costs in North Carolina

The 2022 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 $11,479 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is $3,442 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 $317 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,162 and represents a 2.84% 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 28,314 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 $56,722.

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 2020-2021 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 51 69
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Barton College

Wilson, North Carolina

$32,590 37 19
Beaufort County Community College

Washington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, North Carolina

$18,500 30 3
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

$15,964 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

$13,446 66 69
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Hudson, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina

$34,290 56 54
Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Carolina Bible College

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$5,664 NA NA
Carolina Christian College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$7,600 NA NA
Carteret Community College

Morehead City, North Carolina

$2,508 NA NA
Catawba College

Salisbury, North Carolina

$31,436 47 66