Community Colleges in North Carolina

The 2023 Directory of North Carolina Community Colleges and Costs

North Carolina Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $3,495 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $475 from the 2019-2020 average of $3,020 and represents a 15.73% 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 6,639 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.

<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
Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$1,992 NA NA
Gaston College

Dallas, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina

$2,128 NA NA
Halifax Community College

Weldon, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Haywood Community College

Clyde, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Isothermal Community College

Spindale, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
James Sprunt Community College

Kenansville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Johnston Community College

Smithfield, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Lenoir Community College

Kinston, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
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
Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Montgomery Community College

Troy, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Nash Community College

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

$2,600 NA NA
Pamlico Community College

Grantsboro, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Piedmont Community College

Roxboro, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Pitt Community College

Winterville, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Randolph Community College

Asheboro, North Carolina

$2,280 NA NA
Richmond Community College

Hamlet, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA