North Carolina Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in North Carolina was $3,465 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $140 from the 2015-2016 average of $3,325 and represents a 4.21% annual increase. The list of North Carolina community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 58 community colleges and universities in North Carolina, the most popular being Wake Technical Community College with 7,611 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $2,432. Sampson Community College is the most expensive community school in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $2,736.

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

Explore North Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston Salem, 2,931 Students
$1,992 - -
Gaston College
Dallas, 1,430 Students
$2,432 - -
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, 4,316 Students
$2,128 - -
Halifax Community College
Weldon, 432 Students
$2,432 - -
Haywood Community College
Clyde, 574 Students
$2,432 - -
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, 742 Students
$2,432 - -
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, 334 Students
$2,432 - -
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, 1,355 Students
$2,432 - -
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, 909 Students
$2,432 - -
Martin Community College
Williamston, 237 Students
$1,824 - -
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, 322 Students
$2,432 - -
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, 325 Students
$1,824 - -
Mitchell Community College
Statesville, 974 Students
$2,432 - -
Montgomery Community College
Troy, 333 Students
$2,432 - -
Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, 1,047 Students
$2,432 - -
Pamlico Community College
Grantsboro, 205 Students
$1,824 - -
Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, 338 Students
$2,432 - -
Pitt Community College
Winterville, 3,450 Students
$1,824 - -
Randolph Community College
Asheboro, 789 Students
$2,280 - -
Richmond Community College
Hamlet, 1,056 Students
$2,432 - -