North Carolina Open Admissions Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

Open admissions means that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. A qualifying GPA or standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) scores are not necessary for to attend these schools with open admissions policies.

How much does it cost to attend open admissions college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in North Carolina was $11,112 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $439 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,673 and represents a 4.11% annual increase. The list of North Carolina open admissions colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 77 open admissions 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. St. Andrews University is the most expensive open admissions school in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $26,648.

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
Alamance Community College
Graham, 1,581 Students
$2,006 - -
Apex School of Theology
Durham, 506 Students
$4,800 - -
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, 2,242 Students
$2,432 - -
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, 461 Students
$2,432 - -
Bladen Community College
Dublin, 187 Students
$2,432 - -
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, 625 Students
$2,432 - -
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, 553 Students
$2,432 - -
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, 1,284 Students
$2,432 - -
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, 3,552 Students
$2,432 - -
Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, 122 Students
$6,080 - -
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, 70 Students
$7,600 - -
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, 482 Students
$2,584 - -
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, 1,684 Students
$2,128 - -
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, 1,753 Students
$2,432 - -
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, 6,781 Students
$2,435 - -
Cleveland Community College
Shelby, 961 Students
$2,432 - -
Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, 1,877 Students
$2,432 - -
College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, 999 Students
$2,092 - -
Craven Community College
New Bern, 1,038 Students
$1,824 - -
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, 1,446 Students
$2,434 - -