North Carolina College Overview

Of the 172 North Carolina schools, Duke University ranked first and Davidson College ranked second (view more at North Carolina college rankings). The 2022 average tuition & fees of all North Carolina colleges is $11,972 for North Carolina residents and $17,200 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 67.73% and the average SAT score is 1,084. The average number of students is 3,237 and the average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for North Carolina colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2022 North Carolina Colleges

The following table lists colleges located in North Carolina ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Duke University
Durham, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$60,244$59,1411,5136.0%16,17296%6 to 1
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$55,200-1,38018.0%1,98393%9 to 1
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,891$30,8581,26020.0%30,09291%13 to 1
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,916$29,6901,35547.0%36,04284%14 to 1
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$59,770$39,240-25.0%8,78989%11 to 1
Elon University
Elon, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,725$18,8281,23078.0%7,11783%13 to 1
Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,766$8,4001,12790.0%63666%15 to 1
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,224$13,3441,18670.0%1,80264%11 to 1
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,303$21,3431,27068.0%17,91574%17 to 1
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,017$23,0171,21585.0%20,02373%16 to 1
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,622$21,1471,22079.0%30,14665%20 to 1
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,627$21,9831,17891.0%19,76459%16 to 1
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,726$14,1661,14969.0%2,33857%10 to 1
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,367$17,8871,14579.0%12,24364%17 to 1
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,200$10,1301,08879.0%3,53656%13 to 1
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,667$24,3581,23082.0%3,36362%13 to 1
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,243$20,7381,08057.0%12,75352%19 to 1
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,574$20,7431,09594.0%28,79865%19 to 1
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,903$17,25396081.0%5,16950%16 to 1
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,960$41,4281,17079.0%1,77339%10 to 1
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,500$12,0601,07086.0%2,68645%13 to 1
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,170$11,7001,03085.0%3,65349%15 to 1
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,480$12,2401,02872.0%1,18543%10 to 1
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,351$20,5951,04076.0%8,07852%16 to 1
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,987$16,90093582.0%6,72636%17 to 1
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,880$8,55097879.0%1,10031%16 to 1
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,160$15,1521,13087.0%5,96456%15 to 1
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,618$18,3001,07083.0%2,53646%16 to 1
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,202$6,112-90.0%3,34341%10 to 1
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,450$23,63064077.0%70342%9 to 1
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,495$19,3291,01592.0%8,26242%15 to 1
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,944$17,79889045.0%1,30644%13 to 1
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,140$5,4001,07582.0%1,42949%12 to 1
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,550-90073.0%23229%7 to 1
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,462$9,6421,12590.0%95034%8 to 1
Strayer University-North Carolina
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--5,441-28 to 1
Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,834---2,62323%20 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,500---16869%15 to 1
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,125$8,845--18233%8 to 1
Carolina University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,400$8,41095046.0%95146%10 to 1
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,370$29,1801,04546.0%52665%7 to 1
Heritage Bible College
Dunn, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,328---43-5 to 1
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,774---1,79241%10 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Pineville
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---6457%14 to 1
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,480$13,188-65.0%1,28319%14 to 1
Hood Theological Seminary
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,480$19,230--142--
University of Phoenix-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,552$16,752--14-4 to 1
Brevard College
Brevard, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,250$7,200-45.0%82839%11 to 1
Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,752---98850%11 to 1
Empire Beauty School-E Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---67-13 to 1
Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,630---2,62931%12 to 1
Martin Community College
Williamston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,523---94437%11 to 1
William Peace University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,450-1,15452.0%83038%12 to 1
Watts School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,944---150-11 to 1
Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,682---67958%8 to 1
Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,742---1,49249%10 to 1
Apex School of Theology
Durham, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,100$4,500--55498%10 to 1
Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,415---4683%12 to 1
Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,702---1,05732%11 to 1
Cleveland Community College
Shelby, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,746---2,26933%15 to 1
Louisburg College
Louisburg, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$20,878-89382.0%49021%11 to 1
Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,912---21,76028%18 to 1
Brightwood College-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,102---310-23 to 1
Mitchell Community College
Statesville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795---3,37328%21 to 1
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,896$11,30086075.0%1,11019%12 to 1
Anson College of Cosmetology
Wadesboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,500---3100%2 to 1
Grace College of Barbering
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,380---11-8 to 1
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500$16,6801,11799.0%1,46746%15 to 1
Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,006---5,34533%11 to 1
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,936---16,66821%19 to 1
Leons Beauty School Inc
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,300---13571%19 to 1
Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,552---2,96340%14 to 1
Health And Style Institute
Greensboro, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$14,145---71736%20 to 1
Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,574---1,92227%13 to 1
Living Arts College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,600--47.0%17148%6 to 1
MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,543---1,99566%14 to 1
Barton College
Wilson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,430$10,2961,06099.0%1,17752%13 to 1
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,168---7,58729%12 to 1
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,743---4,32837%12 to 1
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,712---2,36135%13 to 1
University of North Carolina System
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Alamance Community College
Graham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,636---4,03727%14 to 1
Center for Massage
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,245---3895%4 to 1
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,534---1,04841%8 to 1
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,786---52523%11 to 1
Mitchells Academy
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,300---2096%7 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800---17773%15 to 1
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,688---10,93221%16 to 1
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,801---4,18237%10 to 1
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$23,088---21668%12 to 1
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,754---1,34743%8 to 1
Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,680---2,22640%11 to 1
King's College
Charlotte, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$14,340---314-29 to 1
Shepherds Theological Seminary
Cary, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,480$7,115--136--
College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,346---2,50840%13 to 1
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,326$18,76396577.0%2,00243%16 to 1
Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,913---2,25945%10 to 1
Southeastern College-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,320--100.0%31777%16 to 1
No Grease Barber School
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,272---11100%20 to 1
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,892---8,68026%14 to 1
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,714---1,20235%9 to 1
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,084$5,340--16767%6 to 1
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,630$26,80096612.0%88733%13 to 1
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,274$14,706-82.0%1,39657%15 to 1
Bull City Durham Beauty and Barber College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,735---1867%20 to 1
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,681---3,84536%19 to 1
High Point University
High Point, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,752$30,1211,20380.0%5,61769%17 to 1
Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,695---1,32937%13 to 1
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,930$11,330--74100%13 to 1
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716---2,43538%8 to 1
Carolina College of Hair Design
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,410---3850%10 to 1
College of Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,394---14963%16 to 1
Sherrill's University of Barber & Cosmetology
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,900---84-42 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia
Gastonia, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,625---38663%20 to 1
Chamberlain University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,469--33.0%259-13 to 1
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,676---1,55337%10 to 1
Haywood Community College
Clyde, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,724---1,44049%8 to 1
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,668---2,70148%12 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---7042%19 to 1
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,586---3,76532%18 to 1
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,705---44128%13 to 1
Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716---1,86229%11 to 1
Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,908---3,99040%13 to 1
NASCAR Technical Institute
Mooresville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$38,500---1,20457%36 to 1
Beyond Measure Barbering Institute
Mebane, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,950---4586%13 to 1
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795---2,39953%13 to 1
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,665---10,82127%18 to 1
Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,606---3,57133%14 to 1
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,655$12,2111,03580.0%1,04935%10 to 1
Pamlico Community College
Grantsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,475---36245%5 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---7731%21 to 1
Mitchells Academy
Wilson, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,375---2780%12 to 1
Gwinnett College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$13,414---10168%9 to 1
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,488$17,552-67.0%4125%3 to 1
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,960$4,3001,00088.0%94434%8 to 1
Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,296-89951.0%84528%12 to 1
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,371$17,43599028.0%1,72031%13 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---25955%20 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,240---2,50617%44 to 1
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,770---7,10929%18 to 1
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,814-1,01561.0%51450%7 to 1
Virginia College-Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800---401-11 to 1
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,662---1,38243%9 to 1
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,698---5,15435%13 to 1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$26,175$26,3431,27030.0%1,07072%6 to 1
Tri-County Community College
Murphy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,507---99140%14 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---28245%22 to 1
Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,707---1,82836%16 to 1
Durham Beauty Academy
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,075---93-8 to 1
Empire Beauty School-West Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---10535%14 to 1
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776---6,60132%14 to 1
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,380$3,5941,07056.0%1,37156%12 to 1
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,290$9,7501,14059.0%83844%11 to 1
Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,807---3,10335%14 to 1
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Asheville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,250$20,875--110--
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,490-96048.0%16538%10 to 1
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology
Mooresville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,500---5650%8 to 1
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,210$5,280-95.0%24790%10 to 1
South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,623---3,01922%14 to 1
Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,245---2,43239%12 to 1
Carolina School of Broadcasting
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,750---4190%6 to 1
Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$2,386---2,54836%9 to 1
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Sugar Grove, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,720$13,920--64--
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,784---1,45929%11 to 1
Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,744---1,27144%12 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Concord
Concord, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---8949%17 to 1
Carolina Career College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$25,799---60-5 to 1
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,602---2,04237%12 to 1
Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,548---7,68823%18 to 1
Winston Salem Barber School
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,825---3483%20 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---23854%30 to 1
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,566---4,67219%10 to 1
Average$17,200$17,0521,08467.7%3,23749%13 to 1