Public Colleges in North Carolina

The 2023 Directory of North Carolina Public Colleges and Costs

North Carolina Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in North Carolina?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in North Carolina was $3,887 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $0 from the 2019-2020 average of $3,887 and represents a 0% annual increase. The list of North Carolina public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of North Carolina and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 74 public colleges and universities in North Carolina, the most popular being North Carolina State University at Raleigh with 29,099 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,535. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the most expensive public school in North Carolina with an in-state tuition of $7,019.

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
Alamance Community College

Graham, North Carolina

$2,462 NA NA
Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

$4,242 52 70
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Beaufort County Community College

Washington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Bladen Community College

Dublin, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Blue Ridge Community College

Flat Rock, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Brunswick Community College

Bolivia, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Hudson, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Carteret Community College

Morehead City, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Catawba Valley Community College

Hickory, North Carolina

$2,128 NA NA
Central Carolina Community College

Sanford, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
College of the Albemarle

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

$2,081 NA NA
Craven Community College

New Bern, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Davidson County Community College

Thomasville, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Durham Technical Community College

Durham, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

$4,452 45 28