North Carolina Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in North Carolina by Out of State Tuition for 2022

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 2020/2021 school year.

What is the most expensive college in North Carolina? Leading the colleges list is Wake Forest University in Winston Salem with an out of state tuition of $56,722.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 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 Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$56,722 NA NA
#2 Duke University

Durham, Private Not For Profit

$55,880 98 98
#3 Davidson College

Davidson, Private Not For Profit

$54,460 92 96
#4 Lenoir Rhyne University

Hickory, Private Not For Profit

$39,900 NA NA
#5 Meredith College

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$39,832 55 50
#6 Guilford College

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$39,400 46 41
#7 Wingate University

Wingate, Private Not For Profit

$38,796 NA NA
#8 Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa, Private Not For Profit

$37,500 52 52
#9 Elon University

Elon, Private Not For Profit

$37,414 77 32
#10 Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$35,998 63 68
#11 Methodist University

Fayetteville, Private Not For Profit

$35,376 40 9
#12 Johnson & Wales University Charlotte

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$34,376 NA NA
#13 Campbell University

Buies Creek, Private Not For Profit

$34,290 56 54
#14 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, Public Not For Profit

$34,198 88 99
#15 Barton College

Wilson, Private Not For Profit

$32,590 37 19
#16 North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, Private Not For Profit

$32,400 30 32
#17 William Peace University

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$31,950 33 7
#18 Catawba College

Salisbury, Private Not For Profit

$31,436 47 66
#19 Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs, Private Not For Profit

$31,220 45 54
#20 Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, Private Not For Profit

$30,772 NA NA
#21 Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, Private Not For Profit

$30,550 44 38
#22 Salem College

Winston Salem, Private Not For Profit

$30,500 37 36
#23 St. Andrews University

Laurinburg, Private Not For Profit

$28,680 NA NA
#24 Montreat College

Montreat, Private Not For Profit

$28,500 42 21
#25 Brevard College

Brevard, Private Not For Profit

$28,400 NA NA
#26 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, Public Not For Profit

$26,654 79 91
#27 Lees McRae College

Banner Elk, Private Not For Profit

$26,140 37 15
#28 Chowan University

Murfreesboro, Private Not For Profit

$25,880 16 2
#29 University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit

$23,040 65 86
#30 University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, Public Not For Profit

$21,470 55 58
#31 Mount Olive College

Mount Olive, Private Not For Profit

$21,194 32 30
#32 East Carolina University

Greenville, Public Not For Profit

$20,729 47 31
#33 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, Public Not For Profit

$19,581 43 59
#34 South College Asheville

Asheville, Private For Profit

$19,050 NA NA
#35 Appalachian State University

Boone, Public Not For Profit

$19,049 51 69
#36 Greensboro College

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$18,960 32 12
#37 University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, Public Not For Profit

$18,508 59 41
#38 Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, Private Not For Profit

$18,500 30 3
#39 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, Public Not For Profit

$17,246 52 35
#40 North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, Public Not For Profit

$17,050 28 34
#41 North Carolina Central University

Durham, Public Not For Profit

$16,435 23 14
#42 Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, Private Not For Profit

$16,014 26 4
#43 Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, Private Not For Profit

$15,964 NA NA
#44 Livingstone College

Salisbury, Private Not For Profit

$15,917 17 1
#45 DeVry University North Carolina

Charlotte, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#46 Mid Atlantic Christian University

Elizabeth City, Private Not For Profit

$15,520 32 5
#47 Living Arts College

Raleigh, Private For Profit

$15,324 NA NA
#48 Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit

$14,590 24 50
#49 Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, Public Not For Profit

$13,648 29 19
#50 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Concord, Private Not For Profit

$13,446 66 69
#51 Shaw University

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$11,808 NA NA
#52 Saint Augustines College

Raleigh, Private Not For Profit

$10,956 17 1
#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 54 55
#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

$5,664 NA NA
#64 Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, Public Not For Profit

$5,000 26 78
#65 University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, Public Not For Profit

$5,000 25 8
#66 Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, Public Not For Profit

$5,000 46 33
#67 Apex School of Theology

Durham, Private Not For Profit

$4,800 NA NA