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Most Expensive Colleges in North Carolina by Average Net Price

The highest net price colleges in North Carolina are ranked by the average net price paid. Net price is the average cost paid as determined by tuition minus scholarship and grant financial aid and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. Elon University leads the list with a $33,754 average annual net price paid in 2014-2015.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

North Carolina's Most Expensive Colleges by Average Net Price
Average Net Price College Discount from List Price
$33,754
Average Net Price
1) Elon University
Elon, Private Not For Profit
30%
$31,683
Average Net Price
2) South College Asheville
Asheville, Private For Profit
2%
$31,019
Average Net Price
3) Greensboro College
Greensboro, Private Not For Profit
25%
$30,580
Average Net Price
4) Methodist University
Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit
36%
$29,477
Average Net Price
5) Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, Private Not For Profit
39%
$28,339
Average Net Price
6) Davidson College
Davidson, Private Not For Profit
58%
$26,108
Average Net Price
7) St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, Private Not For Profit
30%
$26,096
Average Net Price
8) Saint Augustines College
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
2%
$26,021
Average Net Price
9) Johnson & Wales University Charlotte
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
45%
$25,503
Average Net Price
10) Campbell University
Buies Creek, Private Not For Profit
44%
$25,336
Average Net Price
11) Living Arts College
Raleigh, Private For Profit
5%
$25,276
Average Net Price
12) Meredith College
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
48%
$25,119
Average Net Price
13) Guilford College
Greensboro, Private Not For Profit
50%
$24,512
Average Net Price
14) Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
47%
$24,247
Average Net Price
15) New Life Theological Seminary
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
-16%
$23,986
Average Net Price
16) Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit
65%
$23,533
Average Net Price
17) Barton College
Wilson, Private Not For Profit
44%
$23,103
Average Net Price
18) Miller Motte College Wilmington
Wilmington, Private For Profit
-11%
$23,066
Average Net Price
19) Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, Private Not For Profit
23%
$22,763
Average Net Price
20) Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, Private Not For Profit
19%
$22,011
Average Net Price
21) Duke University
Durham, Private Not For Profit
69%
$21,832
Average Net Price
22) Lees McRae College
Banner Elk, Private Not For Profit
42%
$21,413
Average Net Price
23) Montreat College
Montreat, Private Not For Profit
43%
$21,304
Average Net Price
24) William Peace University
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
49%
$21,204
Average Net Price
25) Brevard College
Brevard, Private Not For Profit
48%
$20,799
Average Net Price
26) Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, Private Not For Profit
52%
$20,753
Average Net Price
27) Gardner Webb University
Boiling Springs, Private Not For Profit
53%
$19,380
Average Net Price
28) Lenoir Rhyne University
Hickory, Private Not For Profit
61%
$19,269
Average Net Price
29) Laurel University
High Point, Private Not For Profit
18%
$19,172
Average Net Price
30) Catawba College
Salisbury, Private Not For Profit
55%
$18,872
Average Net Price
31) University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus
Raleigh, Private For Profit
-15%
$18,522
Average Net Price
32) Shaw University
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
29%
$18,218
Average Net Price
33) Salem College
Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit
57%
$18,094
Average Net Price
34) Wingate University
Wingate, Private Not For Profit
61%
$18,087
Average Net Price
35) Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
33%
$17,975
Average Net Price
36) University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus
Charlotte, Private For Profit
-9%
$17,707
Average Net Price
37) Mid Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, Private Not For Profit
29%
$17,424
Average Net Price
38) Chowan University
Murfreesboro, Private Not For Profit
51%
$17,197
Average Net Price
39) Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, Private Not For Profit
60%
$17,061
Average Net Price
40) Livingstone College
Salisbury, Private Not For Profit
35%
$16,965
Average Net Price
41) North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, Private Not For Profit
59%
$16,831
Average Net Price
42) University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, Public Not For Profit
11%
$16,060
Average Net Price
43) Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, Private Not For Profit
34%
$15,508
Average Net Price
44) Mount Olive College
Mount Olive, Private Not For Profit
49%
$15,485
Average Net Price
45) Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit
35%
$15,119
Average Net Price
46) Piedmont International University
Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit
9%
$15,078
Average Net Price
47) Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit
2%
$14,811
Average Net Price
48) University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, Public Not For Profit
28%
$14,456
Average Net Price
49) Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, Public Not For Profit
4%
$13,624
Average Net Price
50) University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit
31%
$13,442
Average Net Price
51) North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, Public Not For Profit
37%
$13,327
Average Net Price
52) East Carolina University
Greenville, Public Not For Profit
30%
$12,687
Average Net Price
53) North Carolina Central University
Durham, Public Not For Profit
30%
$12,235
Average Net Price
54) University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, Public Not For Profit
31%
$11,517
Average Net Price
55) University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, Public Not For Profit
17%
$11,256
Average Net Price
56) Winston Salem State University
Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit
36%
$11,100
Average Net Price
57) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, Public Not For Profit
47%
$11,049
Average Net Price
58) North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, Public Not For Profit
30%
$10,496
Average Net Price
59) University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, Public Not For Profit
45%
$10,473
Average Net Price
60) Appalachian State University
Boone, Public Not For Profit
37%
$9,993
Average Net Price
61) Apex School of Theology
Durham, Private Not For Profit
54%
$5,626
Average Net Price
62) Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit
61%
$2,304
Average Net Price
63) Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, Public Not For Profit
80%