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
Edgecombe Community College

Tarboro, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

$1,000 26 78
Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$2,982 24 52
Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

$1,992 NA NA
Gaston College

Dallas, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina

$2,128 NA NA
Halifax Community College

Weldon, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Haywood Community College

Clyde, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Isothermal Community College

Spindale, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
James Sprunt Community College

Kenansville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Johnston Community College

Smithfield, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Lenoir Community College

Kinston, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Martin Community College

Williamston, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Mayland Community College

Spruce Pine, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
McDowell Technical Community College

Marion, North Carolina

$1,824 NA NA
Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Montgomery Community College

Troy, North Carolina

$2,432 NA NA
Nash Community College

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

$2,600 NA NA
North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina

$3,540 29 37