North Carolina College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, 172 colleges are active for serving college programs in North Carolina. By school types, there are seventy-six public schools and ninety-six private schools. By school levels, seventy-three 4-years (or high) schools, sixty-seven 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and thirty-two less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the 172 North Carolina schools, Duke University ranked first and Davidson College ranked second (view more at North Carolina college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all North Carolina colleges is $11,976 for North Carolina residents and $17,072 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 65.58% and the average SAT score is 1,054. 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.

2020 North Carolina Colleges Comparison Table

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
$57,633$59,1401,5208.00%16,17296%6 to 1
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$55,000-1,38020.00%1,98393%9 to 1
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,159$30,2481,38525.00%30,09291%13 to 1
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,220$28,9991,32046.00%36,04284%14 to 1
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$57,760$39,216-32.00%8,78989%11 to 1
Elon University
Elon, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,921$18,4321,23072.00%7,11783%13 to 1
Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,766$8,4001,07785.00%63666%15 to 1
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,952$12,0191,10472.00%1,80264%11 to 1
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,246$21,2861,23568.00%17,91574%17 to 1
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,217$21,4391,15580.00%20,02373%16 to 1
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,530$21,0551,19580.00%30,14665%20 to 1
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,562$21,9181,07088.00%19,76459%16 to 1
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,332$14,5481,13568.00%2,33857%10 to 1
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,285$17,8211,12048.00%12,24364%17 to 1
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,180$9,0501,05378.00%3,53656%13 to 1
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,592$24,3581,16579.00%3,36362%13 to 1
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,167$20,6621,04557.00%12,75352%19 to 1
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,516$20,6851,09588.00%28,79865%19 to 1
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,188$16,52796573.00%5,16950%16 to 1
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,036$40,2851,03576.00%1,77339%10 to 1
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,900$11,7001,07077.00%2,68645%13 to 1
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,896$11,4301,03073.00%3,65349%15 to 1
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,840$12,6001,02076.00%1,18543%10 to 1
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,336$20,59593087.00%8,07852%16 to 1
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,917$16,83092079.00%6,72636%17 to 1
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,808-89567.00%1,10031%16 to 1
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,740$14,9851,11081.00%5,96456%15 to 1
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,194$18,1001,00562.00%2,53646%16 to 1
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,562$5,830-82.00%3,34341%10 to 1
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,350$23,35564085.00%70342%9 to 1
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,456$18,8001,00091.00%8,26242%15 to 1
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,784$17,79889049.00%1,30644%13 to 1
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,120$5,4001,05078.00%1,42949%12 to 1
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,513-90073.00%23229%7 to 1
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,750$9,1411,02571.00%95034%8 to 1
Strayer University-North Carolina
Morrisville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--5,441-28 to 1
Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,713---2,25945%10 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---25955%20 to 1
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,272---3,76532%18 to 1
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,702---44128%13 to 1
Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,807---3,10335%14 to 1
Empire Beauty School-E Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---67-13 to 1
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,487---4,67219%10 to 1
Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,556---2,96340%14 to 1
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,930$11,330--74100%13 to 1
College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,852---2,50840%13 to 1
Carolina College of Hair Design
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,925---3850%10 to 1
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,260$18,69792075.00%2,00243%16 to 1
Pamlico Community College
Grantsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,475---36245%5 to 1
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776---6,60132%14 to 1
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Sugar Grove, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,719$13,920--64--
Mitchells Academy
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,300---2096%7 to 1
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500-1,07580.00%1,46746%15 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800---17773%15 to 1
Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,848---5,34533%11 to 1
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,721---1,79241%10 to 1
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,424-1,03532.00%51450%7 to 1
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795---2,39953%13 to 1
Virginia College-Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800---401-11 to 1
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,695---10,82127%18 to 1
Apex School of Theology
Durham, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,100$4,500--55498%10 to 1
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,966$28,3431,03835.00%52665%7 to 1
Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,995---4683%12 to 1
Heritage Bible College
Dunn, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,328---43-5 to 1
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,490-99443.00%16538%10 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia
Gastonia, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,625---38663%20 to 1
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,892---8,68026%14 to 1
Chamberlain University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,492--33.00%259-13 to 1
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,714---1,20235%9 to 1
Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,574---1,92227%13 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Concord
Concord, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---8949%17 to 1
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,436$3,5941,04052.00%1,37156%12 to 1
Carolina Career College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$25,799---60-5 to 1
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,990$9,7501,05273.00%83844%11 to 1
Mitchells Academy
Wilson, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,375---2780%12 to 1
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,480$13,188-71.00%1,28319%14 to 1
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$23,088---21668%12 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
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,680$26,80096661.00%88733%13 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---28245%22 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
$35,052$10,4191,03567.00%1,04935%10 to 1
Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,818---2,43239%12 to 1
Brightwood College-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,102---310-23 to 1
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,534---1,04841%8 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
$8,070---4,03727%14 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---7042%19 to 1
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,750$17,92091548.00%1,72031%13 to 1
Winston Salem Barber School
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,925---3483%20 to 1
South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,623---3,01922%14 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---23854%30 to 1
Barton College
Wilson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,590$10,2381,02542.00%1,17752%13 to 1
Shepherds Theological Seminary
Cary, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,479$7,115--136--
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,168---7,58729%12 to 1
William Peace University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,450-1,04061.00%83038%12 to 1
Watts School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,944---150-11 to 1
King's College
Charlotte, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$14,340---314-29 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
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,960$5,5001,00078.00%94434%8 to 1
Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,690---1,32937%13 to 1
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716---2,43538%8 to 1
Anson College of Cosmetology
Wadesboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,500---3100%2 to 1
Brevard College
Brevard, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,250--45.00%82839%11 to 1
Grace College of Barbering
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,380---11-8 to 1
Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,752---98850%11 to 1
Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,146---2,54836%9 to 1
NASCAR Technical Institute
Mooresville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$37,550---1,20457%36 to 1
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,672---3,84536%19 to 1
Beyond Measure Barbering Institute
Mebane, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,950---4586%13 to 1
High Point University
High Point, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,080$29,1291,15577.00%5,61769%17 to 1
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,786---52523%11 to 1
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,125$8,845--18233%8 to 1
Carolina School of Broadcasting
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,750---4190%6 to 1
Piedmont International University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,280$8,23095050.00%95146%10 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
Southeastern Institute-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,019--100.00%31777%16 to 1
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,743---4,32837%12 to 1
No Grease Barber School
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,272---11100%20 to 1
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,712---2,36135%13 to 1
Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,681---67958%8 to 1
Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$11,035---1,49249%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
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Asheville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,999$20,460--110--
Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,296-85069.00%84528%12 to 1
Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,744---1,27144%12 to 1
Health And Style Institute
Greensboro, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$20,145---71736%20 to 1
Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,631---2,62931%12 to 1
Martin Community College
Williamston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,523---94437%11 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---7731%21 to 1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,901$26,0641,21536.00%1,07072%6 to 1
Tri-County Community College
Murphy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,507---99140%14 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Pineville
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---6457%14 to 1
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,784---1,45929%11 to 1
Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,576---21,76028%18 to 1
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,964$5,340--16767%6 to 1
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,688---10,93221%16 to 1
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology
Mooresville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,500---5650%8 to 1
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,662---1,38243%9 to 1
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,200$5,240-100.00%24790%10 to 1
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,668---2,70148%12 to 1
Living Arts College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,600--100.00%17148%6 to 1
Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,630---1,05732%11 to 1
MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,351---1,99566%14 to 1
Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,548---7,68823%18 to 1
Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716---1,86229%11 to 1
Gwinnett College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$13,414---10168%9 to 1
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,676---1,55337%10 to 1
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,620$17,552-33.00%4125%3 to 1
Haywood Community College
Clyde, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,724---1,44049%8 to 1
Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,680---2,22640%11 to 1
Hood Theological Seminary
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,479$19,230--142--
University of Phoenix-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,552$16,752--14-4 to 1
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,602---2,04237%12 to 1
Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,707---1,82836%16 to 1
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,376$14,148-82.00%1,39657%15 to 1
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,976---1,34743%8 to 1
Bull City Durham Beauty and Barber College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,735---1867%20 to 1
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,801---4,18237%10 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
$16,884-86067.00%1,11019%12 to 1
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,698---5,15435%13 to 1
Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,908---3,99040%13 to 1
Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,810---2,62323%20 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,900---16869%15 to 1
Center for Massage
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,995---3895%4 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
$19,795-89382.00%49021%11 to 1
Average$17,072$17,2431,05465.58%3,23749%13 to 1