Private Colleges in North Carolina

The 2023 Directory of North Carolina Private Colleges and Costs

North Carolina Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend private college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in North Carolina was $26,217 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $490 from the 2019-2020 average of $25,727 and represents a 1.9% annual increase. The list of North Carolina private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 59 private colleges and universities in North Carolina, the most popular being Duke University with 17,013 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $58,085. Wake Forest University is the most expensive private school in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $58,708.

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
Apex School of Theology

Durham, North Carolina

$4,800 NA NA
Barton College

Wilson, North Carolina

$33,430 29 5
Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, North Carolina

$18,500 28 2
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

$16,000 NA NA
Brevard College

Brevard, North Carolina

$28,400 NA NA
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Concord, North Carolina

$13,850 69 74
Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina

$35,580 54 47
Carolina Bible College

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$5,784 NA NA
Carolina Christian College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$7,600 NA NA
Catawba College

Salisbury, North Carolina

$32,380 51 74
Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

$25,880 15 1
Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina

$54,460 91 96
DeVry University North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

$15,835 NA NA
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

$58,085 98 98
Elon University

Elon, North Carolina

$38,218 75 30
Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

$31,220 47 58
Grace College of Divinity

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$6,000 NA NA
Greensboro College

Greensboro, North Carolina

$18,960 29 8
Guilford College

Greensboro, North Carolina

$40,400 46 37
Harrison College

Morrisville, North Carolina

$14,400 NA NA