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
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 53 74
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Barton College

Wilson, North Carolina

$31,732 42 26
Beaufort County Community College

Washington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, North Carolina

$18,500 31 4
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

$13,054 69 70
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Hudson, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina

$32,380 55 61
Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Carolina Bible College

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$5,040 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

$30,520 46 71
Catawba Valley Community College

Hickory, North Carolina

$2,128 NA NA
Central Carolina Community College

Sanford, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

$25,480 15 1
Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
College of the Albemarle

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

$2,098 NA NA
Craven Community College

New Bern, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina

$52,466 93 96
Davidson County Community College

Thomasville, North Carolina

$2,434 NA NA
DeVry University North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

$15,835 NA NA
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

$55,880 99 98
Durham Technical Community College

Durham, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

$4,452 49 46
Edgecombe Community College

Tarboro, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

$1,000 32 92
Elon University

Elon, North Carolina

$36,082 76 40
Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$2,982 27 72
Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
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
Living Arts College

Raleigh, North Carolina

$15,324 NA NA
Livingstone College

Salisbury, North Carolina

$15,917 16 NA
Louisburg College

Louisburg, North Carolina

$16,500 NA NA
Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, North Carolina

$29,950 36 63
Martin Community College

Williamston, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Mayland Community College

Spruce Pine, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
McDowell Technical Community College

Marion, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Meredith College

Raleigh, North Carolina

$38,520 55 43
Methodist University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$34,148 43 11
Mid Atlantic Christian University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

$14,880 33 7
Miller Motte College

Jacksonville, North Carolina

$9,900 NA NA
Miller Motte College Cary

Cary, North Carolina

$10,440 NA NA
Miller Motte College Fayetteville

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$10,080 NA NA
Miller Motte College Greenville

Greenville, North Carolina

$10,080 NA NA
Miller Motte College Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

$9,900 NA NA
Miller Motte College Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

$10,080 NA NA
Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Montgomery Community College

Troy, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Montreat College

Montreat, North Carolina

$27,700 41 23
Mount Olive College

Mount Olive, North Carolina

$21,194 35 24
Nash Community College

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
New Life Theological Seminary

Charlotte, North Carolina

$10,350 NA NA
North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina

$3,540 30 39
North Carolina Central University

Durham, North Carolina

$3,728 26 23
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

$6,535 79 92
North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

$31,500 27 31
Pamlico Community College

Grantsboro, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, North Carolina

$29,800 49 40
Piedmont Community College

Roxboro, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Piedmont International University

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$8,850 53 54
Pitt Community College

Winterville, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

$34,438 64 76
Randolph Community College

Asheboro, North Carolina

$2,280 NA NA
Richmond Community College

Hamlet, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Roanoke Chowan Community College

Ahoskie, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Robeson Community College

Lumberton, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Rockingham Community College

Wentworth, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Rowan Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Saint Augustines College

Raleigh, North Carolina

$12,890 26 7
Salem College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$29,500 40 55
Sampson Community College

Clinton, North Carolina

$2,736 NA NA
Sandhills Community College

Pinehurst, North Carolina

$2,598 NA NA
Shaw University

Raleigh, North Carolina

$11,808 NA NA
Shepherds Theological Seminary

Cary, North Carolina

$6,840 NA NA
South College Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

$19,050 NA NA
South Piedmont Community College

Polkton, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Southeastern Community College

Whiteville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Southwestern Community College

Sylva, North Carolina

$2,128 NA NA
St. Andrews University

Laurinburg, North Carolina

$27,846 38 23
Stanly Community College

Albemarle, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Surry Community College

Dobson, North Carolina

$2,550 NA NA
Tri County Community College

Murphy, North Carolina

$2,304 NA NA
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

$4,122 54 59
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

$7,019 88 99
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

$3,812 55 41
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

$4,422 44 57
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, North Carolina

$1,000 24 13
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

$4,443 59 40
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

$6,497 65 85
University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus

Charlotte, North Carolina

$9,480 NA NA
University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, North Carolina

$9,445 NA NA
Vance Granville Community College

Henderson, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$54,430 NA NA
Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa, North Carolina

$36,600 53 54
Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

$1,000 43 29
Western Piedmont Community College

Morganton, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Wilkes Community College

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
William Peace University

Raleigh, North Carolina

$31,200 32 6
Wilson Community College

Wilson, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Wingate University

Wingate, North Carolina

$35,190 35 33
Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

$3,401 33 26