North Carolina Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

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 $18,644 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $1,418 from the 2015-2016 average of $17,226 and represents a 8.23% 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 28,368 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 $53,760.

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
Apex School of Theology
Durham, 506 Students
$4,800 - -
Appalachian State University
Boone, 17,291 Students
$4,242 67 84
Barton College
Wilson, 973 Students
$30,880 53 55
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, 1,440 Students
$18,500 33 32
Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, 463 Students
$15,964 13 -
Brevard College
Brevard, 687 Students
$28,400 - -
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, 179 Students
$12,674 41 61
Campbell University
Buies Creek, 5,457 Students
$31,150 50 49
Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, 122 Students
$6,080 - -
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, 70 Students
$7,600 - -
Catawba College
Salisbury, 1,229 Students
$30,520 56 66
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, 1,356 Students
$24,980 29 41
Davidson College  Best Value
Davidson, 1,843 Students
$50,938 96 70
DeVry University North Carolina
Charlotte, 327 Students
$15,835 - -
Duke University  Best Value
Durham, 15,700 Students
$53,760 98 77
East Carolina University
Greenville, 22,087 Students
$4,452 46 71
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, 1,433 Students
$1,000 36 93
Elon University  Best Value
Elon, 6,703 Students
$34,850 74 54
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, 4,456 Students
$2,982 26 78
Gardner Webb University
Boiling Springs, 1,854 Students
$31,610 61 66