North Carolina Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in North Carolina by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in North Carolina by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in North Carolina but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in North Carolina for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in North Carolina list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our North Carolina tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in North Carolina are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in North Carolina? Leading the colleges list is Carolina Christian College in Winston Salem with an out of state total cost of $14,290.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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North Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Carolina Christian College

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$14,290 NA NA
#2 Grace College of Divinity

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$15,575 NA NA
#3 Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, Public Not For Profit

$16,146 32 92
#4 Shepherds Theological Seminary

Cary, Private Not For Profit

$16,226 NA NA
#5 University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, Private For Profit

$16,435 NA NA
#6 University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus

Charlotte, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#7 Piedmont International University

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$16,590 53 54
#8 Carolina Bible College

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$17,912 NA NA
#9 University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, Public Not For Profit

$17,919 24 13
#10 Heritage Bible College

Dunn, Private Not For Profit

$19,246 NA NA
#11 Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, Public Not For Profit

$20,061 43 29
#12 Miller Motte College Wilmington

Wilmington, Private For Profit

$20,890 NA NA
#13 New Life Theological Seminary

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$21,580 NA NA
#14 Apex School of Theology

Durham, Private Not For Profit

$23,250 NA NA
#15 Laurel University

High Point, Private Not For Profit

$23,510 NA NA
#16 DeVry University North Carolina

Charlotte, Private For Profit

$23,769 NA NA
#17 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Concord, Private Not For Profit

$24,894 69 70
#18 Mid Atlantic Christian University

Elizabeth City, Private Not For Profit

$25,610 33 7
#19 Shaw University

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$26,294 NA NA
#20 Livingstone College

Salisbury, Private Not For Profit

$26,390 16 NA