North Carolina In State Total Cost Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in North Carolina by In State Total Cost for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in North Carolina by In State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in North Carolina are listed by one year's in 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 most expensive college in North Carolina? Leading the colleges list is Duke University in Durham with an in state total cost of $75,053.

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 Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Duke University

Durham, Private Not For Profit

$75,053 99 98
#2 Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$71,958 NA NA
#3 Davidson College

Davidson, Private Not For Profit

$68,969 93 96
#4 Lenoir Rhyne University

Hickory, Private Not For Profit

$51,670 38 43
#5 Guilford College

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$51,600 46 43
#6 Meredith College

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$50,830 55 43
#7 Elon University

Elon, Private Not For Profit

$50,156 76 40
#8 Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa, Private Not For Profit

$49,514 53 54
#9 Johnson & Wales University Charlotte

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$49,043 NA NA
#10 Methodist University

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$48,750 43 11
#11 Campbell University

Buies Creek, Private Not For Profit

$48,420 55 61
#12 Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$48,142 64 76
#13 Wingate University

Wingate, Private Not For Profit

$47,570 35 33
#14 Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs, Private Not For Profit

$44,450 48 54
#15 Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, Private Not For Profit

$44,218 49 40
#16 Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, Private Not For Profit

$43,996 36 63
#17 Barton College

Wilson, Private Not For Profit

$43,354 42 26
#18 William Peace University

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$43,340 32 6
#19 Salem College

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$43,296 40 55
#20 North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, Private Not For Profit

$43,100 27 31
#21 Catawba College

Salisbury, Private Not For Profit

$42,408 46 71
#22 Brevard College

Brevard, Private Not For Profit

$41,650 NA NA
#23 St. Andrews University

Laurinburg, Private Not For Profit

$39,980 38 23
#24 Lees McRae College

Banner Elk, Private Not For Profit

$38,391 NA NA
#25 Montreat College

Montreat, Private Not For Profit

$38,235 41 23
#26 Chowan University

Murfreesboro, Private Not For Profit

$35,980 15 1
#27 South College Asheville

Asheville, Private For Profit

$32,178 NA NA
#28 Mount Olive College

Mount Olive, Private Not For Profit

$31,344 35 24
#29 Greensboro College

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$30,700 29 32
#30 Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$30,086 31 4
#31 Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$28,027 NA NA
#32 Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$27,084 27 7
#33 Saint Augustines College

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$26,832 26 7
#34 Living Arts College

Raleigh, Private For Profit

$26,692 NA NA
#35 Livingstone College

Salisbury, Private Not For Profit

$26,390 16 NA
#36 Shaw University

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$26,294 NA NA
#37 Mid Atlantic Christian University

Elizabeth City, Private Not For Profit

$25,610 33 7
#38 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Concord, Private Not For Profit

$24,894 69 70
#39 DeVry University North Carolina

Charlotte, Private For Profit

$23,769 NA NA
#40 Laurel University

High Point, Private Not For Profit

$23,510 NA NA
#41 Apex School of Theology

Durham, Private Not For Profit

$23,250 NA NA
#42 New Life Theological Seminary

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$21,580 NA NA
#43 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, Public Not For Profit

$21,542 79 92
#44 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, Public Not For Profit

$21,478 88 99
#45 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, Public Not For Profit

$21,379 55 41
#46 Miller Motte College Wilmington

Wilmington, Private For Profit

$20,890 NA NA
#47 University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit

$19,819 65 85
#48 Heritage Bible College

Dunn, Private Not For Profit

$19,246 NA NA
#49 University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, Public Not For Profit

$19,204 59 40
#50 East Carolina University

Greenville, Public Not For Profit

$18,758 49 46
#51 North Carolina Central University

Durham, Public Not For Profit

$18,261 26 23
#52 University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, Public Not For Profit

$18,091 54 59
#53 Carolina Bible College

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$17,912 NA NA
#54 Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit

$17,816 33 26
#55 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, Public Not For Profit

$17,667 44 57
#56 Appalachian State University

Boone, Public Not For Profit

$16,935 53 74
#57 Piedmont International University

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$16,590 53 54
#58 University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus

Charlotte, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#59 University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, Private For Profit

$16,435 NA NA
#60 Shepherds Theological Seminary

Cary, Private Not For Profit

$16,226 NA NA
#61 North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, Public Not For Profit

$16,187 30 39
#62 Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, Public Not For Profit

$16,061 43 29
#63 Grace College of Divinity

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$15,575 NA NA
#64 Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit

$15,134 27 72
#65 Carolina Christian College

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$14,290 NA NA
#66 University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, Public Not For Profit

$13,919 24 13
#67 Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, Public Not For Profit

$12,146 32 92