North Carolina Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in North Carolina by Out of State Tuition for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in North Carolina by Out of State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in North Carolina are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the most expensive college in North Carolina? Leading the colleges list is Duke University in Durham with an out of state tuition of $55,880.

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 Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Duke University

Durham, Private Not For Profit

$55,880 99 98
#2 Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$54,430 NA NA
#3 Davidson College

Davidson, Private Not For Profit

$52,466 93 96
#4 Meredith College

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$38,520 55 43
#5 Guilford College

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$37,920 46 43
#6 Lenoir Rhyne University

Hickory, Private Not For Profit

$37,400 38 43
#7 Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa, Private Not For Profit

$36,600 53 54
#8 Elon University

Elon, Private Not For Profit

$36,082 76 40
#9 Wingate University

Wingate, Private Not For Profit

$35,190 35 33
#10 Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$34,438 64 76
#11 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, Public Not For Profit

$34,198 88 99
#12 Methodist University

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$34,148 43 11
#13 Johnson & Wales University Charlotte

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$33,054 NA NA
#14 Campbell University

Buies Creek, Private Not For Profit

$32,380 55 61
#15 Barton College

Wilson, Private Not For Profit

$31,732 42 26
#16 Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs, Private Not For Profit

$31,610 48 54
#17 North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, Private Not For Profit

$31,500 27 31
#18 William Peace University

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$31,200 32 6
#19 Catawba College

Salisbury, Private Not For Profit

$30,520 46 71
#20 Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, Private Not For Profit

$29,950 36 63
#21 Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, Private Not For Profit

$29,800 49 40
#22 Salem College

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$29,500 40 55
#23 Brevard College

Brevard, Private Not For Profit

$28,400 NA NA
#24 St. Andrews University

Laurinburg, Private Not For Profit

$27,846 38 23
#25 Montreat College

Montreat, Private Not For Profit

$27,700 41 23
#26 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, Public Not For Profit

$26,654 79 92
#27 Lees McRae College

Banner Elk, Private Not For Profit

$25,625 NA NA
#28 Chowan University

Murfreesboro, Private Not For Profit

$25,480 15 1
#29 University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit

$23,040 65 85
#30 University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, Public Not For Profit

$21,470 54 59
#31 Mount Olive College

Mount Olive, Private Not For Profit

$21,194 35 24
#32 East Carolina University

Greenville, Public Not For Profit

$20,729 49 46
#33 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, Public Not For Profit

$19,581 44 57
#34 South College Asheville

Asheville, Private For Profit

$19,050 NA NA
#35 Appalachian State University

Boone, Public Not For Profit

$19,049 53 74
#36 University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, Public Not For Profit

$18,508 59 40
#37 Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$18,500 31 4
#38 Greensboro College

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$18,500 29 32
#39 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, Public Not For Profit

$17,246 55 41
#40 North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, Public Not For Profit

$17,050 30 39
#41 North Carolina Central University

Durham, Public Not For Profit

$16,435 26 23
#42 Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$16,014 27 7
#43 Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$15,964 NA NA
#44 Livingstone College

Salisbury, Private Not For Profit

$15,917 16 NA
#45 DeVry University North Carolina

Charlotte, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#46 Living Arts College

Raleigh, Private For Profit

$15,324 NA NA
#47 Mid Atlantic Christian University

Elizabeth City, Private Not For Profit

$14,880 33 7
#48 Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit

$14,590 27 72
#49 Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit

$13,648 33 26
#50 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Concord, Private Not For Profit

$13,054 69 70
#51 Saint Augustines College

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$12,890 26 7
#52 Shaw University

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$11,808 NA NA
#53 Laurel University

High Point, Private Not For Profit

$10,500 NA NA
#54 New Life Theological Seminary

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$10,350 NA NA
#55 Miller Motte College Wilmington

Wilmington, Private For Profit

$10,080 NA NA
#56 University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus

Charlotte, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#57 University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, Private For Profit

$9,445 NA NA
#58 Piedmont International University

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$8,850 53 54
#59 Carolina Christian College

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$7,600 NA NA
#60 Heritage Bible College

Dunn, Private Not For Profit

$7,560 NA NA
#61 Shepherds Theological Seminary

Cary, Private Not For Profit

$6,840 NA NA
#62 Grace College of Divinity

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$6,000 NA NA
#63 Carolina Bible College

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$5,040 NA NA
#64 Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, Public Not For Profit

$5,000 32 92
#65 University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, Public Not For Profit

$5,000 24 13
#66 Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, Public Not For Profit

$5,000 43 29
#67 Apex School of Theology

Durham, Private Not For Profit

$4,800 NA NA