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North Carolina Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend four year college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state four year college tuition in North Carolina was $18,281 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $1,055 from the 2015-2016 average of $17,226 and represents a 6.12% annual increase. The list of North Carolina four year colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 67 four year colleges and universities in North Carolina, the most popular being North Carolina State University at Raleigh with 26,776 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,535. Duke University is the most expensive four year school in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $51,720.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore North Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Apex School of Theology
Durham, 843 Students
$4,800 - -
Appalachian State University
Boone, 16,487 Students
$4,242 68 83
Barton College
Wilson, 935 Students
$27,536 52 61
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, 1,406 Students
$18,500 24 5
Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, 390 Students
$15,964 - -
Brevard College
Brevard, 693 Students
$28,400 - -
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, 169 Students
$12,306 - -
Campbell University
Buies Creek, 5,736 Students
$29,900 44 39
Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, 42 Students
$6,020 - -
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, 42 Students
$7,600 - -
Catawba College
Salisbury, 1,252 Students
$29,920 59 66
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, 1,468 Students
$24,480 29 47
Davidson College  Best Value
Davidson, 1,796 Students
$49,454 96 76
DeVry University North Carolina
Charlotte, 327 Students
$15,835 - -
Duke University  Best Value
Durham, 14,960 Students
$51,720 98 77
East Carolina University
Greenville, 22,366 Students
$4,452 52 75
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, 1,208 Students
$2,856 38 93
Elon University  Best Value
Elon, 6,497 Students
$33,829 80 59
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, 4,514 Students
$2,982 31 78
Gardner Webb University
Boiling Springs, 2,131 Students
$30,310 58 60