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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 $32,205 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
$32,205
Average Net Price
1) Elon University
Elon, Private Not For Profit
32%
$31,683
Average Net Price
2) South College Asheville
Asheville, Private For Profit
2%
$27,654
Average Net Price
3) Saint Augustines College
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
-2%
$26,865
Average Net Price
4) Campbell University
Buies Creek, Private Not For Profit
39%
$25,826
Average Net Price
5) Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit
61%
$25,819
Average Net Price
6) Living Arts College
Raleigh, Private For Profit
1%
$25,738
Average Net Price
7) Guilford College
Greensboro, Private Not For Profit
46%
$24,929
Average Net Price
8) Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
46%
$24,830
Average Net Price
9) Johnson & Wales University Charlotte
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
46%
$23,675
Average Net Price
10) New Life Theological Seminary
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
-15%
$23,617
Average Net Price
11) Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, Private Not For Profit
49%
$23,442
Average Net Price
12) St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, Private Not For Profit
38%
$23,158
Average Net Price
13) Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, Private Not For Profit
23%
$22,988
Average Net Price
14) Gardner Webb University
Boiling Springs, Private Not For Profit
46%
$22,642
Average Net Price
15) Meredith College
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
52%
$22,457
Average Net Price
16) Davidson College
Davidson, Private Not For Profit
65%
$21,764
Average Net Price
17) Duke University
Durham, Private Not For Profit
69%
$21,704
Average Net Price
18) Greensboro College
Greensboro, Private Not For Profit
47%
$21,505
Average Net Price
19) Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, Private Not For Profit
23%
$21,487
Average Net Price
20) Methodist University
Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit
54%
$21,291
Average Net Price
21) Miller Motte College Wilmington
Wilmington, Private For Profit
-2%
$21,057
Average Net Price
22) Lees McRae College
Banner Elk, Private Not For Profit
44%
$20,417
Average Net Price
23) Brevard College
Brevard, Private Not For Profit
49%
$20,199
Average Net Price
24) Barton College
Wilson, Private Not For Profit
51%
$19,665
Average Net Price
25) Catawba College
Salisbury, Private Not For Profit
53%
$19,369
Average Net Price
26) Lenoir Rhyne University
Hickory, Private Not For Profit
60%
$19,342
Average Net Price
27) Shaw University
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
25%
$19,317
Average Net Price
28) North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, Private Not For Profit
52%
$19,032
Average Net Price
29) Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, Private Not For Profit
30%
$18,872
Average Net Price
30) University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus
Raleigh, Private For Profit
-15%
$18,769
Average Net Price
31) William Peace University
Raleigh, Private Not For Profit
52%
$18,394
Average Net Price
32) Montreat College
Montreat, Private Not For Profit
49%
$17,975
Average Net Price
33) University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus
Charlotte, Private For Profit
-9%
$17,714
Average Net Price
34) Wingate University
Wingate, Private Not For Profit
60%
$17,657
Average Net Price
35) Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, Private Not For Profit
58%
$17,611
Average Net Price
36) Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, Private Not For Profit
58%
$16,657
Average Net Price
37) Mid Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, Private Not For Profit
30%
$15,812
Average Net Price
38) Livingstone College
Salisbury, Private Not For Profit
38%
$15,702
Average Net Price
39) Chowan University
Murfreesboro, Private Not For Profit
55%
$15,497
Average Net Price
40) Salem College
Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit
63%
$15,119
Average Net Price
41) Piedmont International University
Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit
9%
$14,418
Average Net Price
42) University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, Public Not For Profit
23%
$13,938
Average Net Price
43) Laurel University
High Point, Private Not For Profit
41%
$13,579
Average Net Price
44) North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, Public Not For Profit
35%
$13,329
Average Net Price
45) Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, Private Not For Profit
44%
$12,916
Average Net Price
46) Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, Public Not For Profit
31%
$12,908
Average Net Price
47) East Carolina University
Greenville, Public Not For Profit
29%
$12,245
Average Net Price
48) Mount Olive College
Mount Olive, Private Not For Profit
58%
$12,040
Average Net Price
49) University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, Public Not For Profit
31%
$11,959
Average Net Price
50) University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit
39%
$11,508
Average Net Price
51) Appalachian State University
Boone, Public Not For Profit
29%
$10,936
Average Net Price
52) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, Public Not For Profit
51%
$10,686
Average Net Price
53) University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, Public Not For Profit
35%
$10,655
Average Net Price
54) Heritage Bible College
Dunn, Private Not For Profit
22%
$10,196
Average Net Price
55) University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, Public Not For Profit
50%
$10,145
Average Net Price
56) North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, Public Not For Profit
34%
$10,076
Average Net Price
57) University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, Public Not For Profit
45%
$9,701
Average Net Price
58) North Carolina Central University
Durham, Public Not For Profit
45%
$9,160
Average Net Price
59) Apex School of Theology
Durham, Private Not For Profit
57%
$7,737
Average Net Price
60) Winston Salem State University
Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit
55%
$6,848
Average Net Price
61) Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit
52%
$2,490
Average Net Price
62) Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, Public Not For Profit
81%
$1,157
Average Net Price
63) Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit
92%
$838
Average Net Price
64) Carolina Bible College
Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit
95%