College Costs in North Carolina

The 2021 Directory of North Carolina Colleges and Prices

North Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in North Carolina was $11,249 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is $3,416 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 $234 from the 2018-2019 average of $11,015 and represents a 2.12% 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 28,368 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 $55,880.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore North Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

$31,610 48 54
Gaston College

Dallas, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Grace College of Divinity

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$6,000 NA NA
Greensboro College

Greensboro, North Carolina

$18,500 29 32
Guilford College

Greensboro, North Carolina

$37,920 46 43
Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina

$2,128 NA NA
Halifax Community College

Weldon, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Harrison College

Morrisville, North Carolina

$14,400 NA NA
Haywood Community College

Clyde, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Heritage Bible College

Dunn, North Carolina

$7,560 NA NA
Isothermal Community College

Spindale, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
James Sprunt Community College

Kenansville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Johnson & Wales University Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

$33,054 NA NA
Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

$16,014 27 7
Johnston Community College

Smithfield, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
King's College

Charlotte, North Carolina

$14,340 NA NA
Laurel University

High Point, North Carolina

$10,500 NA NA
Lees McRae College

Banner Elk, North Carolina

$25,625 NA NA
Lenoir Community College

Kinston, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Lenoir Rhyne University

Hickory, North Carolina

$37,400 38 43