North Carolina College Overview

Of the 162 North Carolina schools, Duke University ranked first and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 $17,263 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.37% and the average SAT score is 1,117. The average number of students is 3,287 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$59,1411,5135.9%16,17296%6 to 1
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,891$30,8581,26020.4%30,09290%13 to 1
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,916$29,6901,35547.5%36,04284%14 to 1
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$59,770$39,240-25.2%8,78990%11 to 1
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$55,200--17.8%1,98390%9 to 1
Elon University
Elon, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,725$18,828-77.7%7,11783%13 to 1
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,726$14,1661,14969.2%2,33864%10 to 1
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,480$12,2401,02871.8%1,18534%10 to 1
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,160$15,1521,13087.3%5,96456%15 to 1
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,200$10,1301,08879.0%3,53648%13 to 1
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,960$41,4281,17078.6%1,77337%10 to 1
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,462$9,6421,12590.2%95029%8 to 1
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,450$23,630-77.4%70339%9 to 1
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,202$6,112-89.9%3,34351%10 to 1
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,017$23,0171,21584.7%20,02373%16 to 1
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,140$5,4001,07582.1%1,42955%12 to 1
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,622$21,1471,22079.5%30,14666%20 to 1
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,303$21,3431,27068.0%17,91572%17 to 1
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,500$12,060-85.7%2,68648%13 to 1
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,224$13,3441,18669.9%1,80268%11 to 1
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,627$21,9831,17890.8%19,76458%16 to 1
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,243$20,7381,08057.4%12,75353%19 to 1
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,351$20,5951,04076.0%8,07851%16 to 1
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,367$17,8871,14579.4%12,24361%17 to 1
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,667$24,3581,23081.6%3,36365%13 to 1
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,944$17,798-44.5%1,30639%13 to 1
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,574$20,743-93.9%28,79866%19 to 1
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,326$18,76396576.8%2,00240%16 to 1
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,903$17,25396081.5%5,16946%16 to 1
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,987$16,90093582.1%6,72637%17 to 1
Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,766$8,4001,12790.2%63667%15 to 1
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,495$19,3291,01591.8%8,26243%15 to 1
William Peace University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,450-1,15452.1%83042%12 to 1
Strayer University-North Carolina
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135-0.0%5,441-28 to 1
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,170$11,700-84.5%3,65361%15 to 1
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,566--0.0%4,67226%10 to 1
College of Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,394--0.0%14961%16 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,500--0.0%16869%15 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--0.0%7022%19 to 1
Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,695--0.0%1,32939%13 to 1
Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716--0.0%1,86235%11 to 1
NASCAR Technical Institute
Mooresville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$38,500--0.0%1,20457%36 to 1
Bull City Durham Beauty and Barber College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,735--0.0%1867%20 to 1
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,681--0.0%3,84536%19 to 1
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,602--0.0%2,04240%12 to 1
Carolina College of Hair Design
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,410--0.0%3873%10 to 1
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,784--0.0%1,45919%11 to 1
Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,744--0.0%1,27139%12 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia
Gastonia, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,625--0.0%38667%20 to 1
Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College
Wendell, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,460--0.0%6247%6 to 1
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,892--0.0%8,68027%14 to 1
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,084$5,340-0.0%16725%6 to 1
College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,346--0.0%2,50831%13 to 1
Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,245--0.0%2,43256%12 to 1
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,290$9,7501,14059.2%83840%11 to 1
Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,680--0.0%2,22636%11 to 1
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,274$14,706-82.3%1,39654%15 to 1
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,380$3,5941,07056.1%1,37160%12 to 1
Shepherds Theological Seminary
Cary, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$7,115-0.0%136--
Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,807--0.0%3,10339%14 to 1
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,698--0.0%5,15435%13 to 1
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,786--0.0%52530%11 to 1
Southeastern College-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,320--100.0%31785%16 to 1
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,930$11,330-0.0%74-13 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800--0.0%17767%15 to 1
Barton College
Wilson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,430$10,2961,06098.6%1,17752%13 to 1
University of North Carolina System
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
---0.0%---
Tri-County Community College
Murphy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,507--0.0%99132%14 to 1
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,880$8,55097879.3%1,10029%16 to 1
Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,296-89951.3%84523%12 to 1
Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,574--0.0%1,92233%13 to 1
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$23,088--0.0%21679%12 to 1
MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,543--0.0%1,99572%14 to 1
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500$16,6801,11798.9%1,46746%15 to 1
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,960$4,300-88.1%94430%8 to 1
Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,606--0.0%3,57132%14 to 1
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,655$12,211-79.5%1,04934%10 to 1
Mitchell Community College
Statesville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795--0.0%3,37334%21 to 1
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,896$11,300-74.8%1,11022%12 to 1
Center for Massage
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,245--0.0%3893%4 to 1
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology
Mooresville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,500--0.0%5655%8 to 1
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,488$17,552-66.7%41-3 to 1
Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,702--0.0%1,05752%11 to 1
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,665--0.0%10,82129%18 to 1
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,586--0.0%3,76541%18 to 1
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,705--0.0%44152%13 to 1
Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,682--0.0%67954%8 to 1
Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,742--0.0%1,49239%10 to 1
Health And Style Institute
Greensboro, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$14,145--0.0%71740%20 to 1
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,668--0.0%2,70142%12 to 1
Living Arts College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,600--46.6%17146%6 to 1
Beyond Measure Barbering Institute
Mebane, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,950--0.0%4571%13 to 1
Brevard College
Brevard, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,250$7,200-44.7%82832%11 to 1
Haywood Community College
Clyde, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,724--0.0%1,44033%8 to 1
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,618$18,3001,07082.6%2,53647%16 to 1
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,480$13,188-65.3%1,28316%14 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--0.0%7736%21 to 1
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716--0.0%2,43545%8 to 1
Gwinnett College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$13,414--0.0%10169%9 to 1
Carolina University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,400$8,410-46.3%95150%10 to 1
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,370$29,1801,04546.0%52679%7 to 1
High Point University
High Point, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,752$30,1211,20380.3%5,61770%17 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Pineville
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--0.0%6445%14 to 1
Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,834--0.0%2,62330%20 to 1
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,630$26,800-12.3%88731%13 to 1
Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,548--0.0%7,68827%18 to 1
Hood Theological Seminary
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$19,230-0.0%142--
No Grease Barber School
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,272--0.0%11100%20 to 1
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,714--0.0%1,20229%9 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--0.0%23866%30 to 1
Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,913--0.0%2,25940%10 to 1
Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$2,386--0.0%2,54841%9 to 1
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,125$8,845-0.0%182-8 to 1
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,754--0.0%1,34743%8 to 1
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,801--0.0%4,18243%10 to 1
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Sugar Grove, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$13,920-0.0%64--
South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,623--0.0%3,01929%14 to 1
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,688--0.0%10,93219%16 to 1
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,712--0.0%2,36127%13 to 1
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,490-96048.0%16544%10 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Concord
Concord, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--0.0%8943%17 to 1
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,743--0.0%4,32837%12 to 1
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,210$5,280-95.5%24775%10 to 1
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776--0.0%6,60133%14 to 1
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,168--0.0%7,58731%12 to 1
Alamance Community College
Graham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,636--0.0%4,03729%14 to 1
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,936--0.0%16,66822%19 to 1
Leons Beauty School Inc
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,300--0.0%13590%19 to 1
Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,707--0.0%1,82831%16 to 1
Winston Salem Barber School
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,825--0.0%3475%20 to 1
Empire Beauty School-West Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--0.0%10540%14 to 1
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,662--0.0%1,38244%9 to 1
Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,006--0.0%5,34539%11 to 1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$26,175$26,3431,27029.8%1,07070%6 to 1
Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,552--0.0%2,96333%14 to 1
Cleveland Community College
Shelby, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,746--0.0%2,26929%15 to 1
Louisburg College
Louisburg, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$20,878--81.6%49073%11 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,240--0.0%2,50613%44 to 1
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,770--0.0%7,10930%18 to 1
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Asheville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$20,875-0.0%110--
South University-High Point
High Point, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,354$15,120-0.0%2318%5 to 1
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,550--79.2%23222%7 to 1
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,371$17,43599028.0%1,72040%13 to 1
Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,912--0.0%21,76028%18 to 1
Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,630--0.0%2,62933%12 to 1
Martin Community College
Williamston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,523--0.0%94439%11 to 1
Mitchells Academy
Wilson, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,375--0.0%2780%12 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--0.0%28257%22 to 1
Mitchells Academy
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,300--0.0%2096%7 to 1
Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,415--0.0%4679%12 to 1
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795--0.0%2,39950%13 to 1
Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,752--0.0%98841%11 to 1
Pamlico Community College
Grantsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,475--0.0%36282%5 to 1
Watts School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,944--0.0%150-11 to 1
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,534--0.0%1,04847%8 to 1
Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,908--0.0%3,99042%13 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--0.0%25963%20 to 1
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,774--0.0%1,79251%10 to 1
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,814-1,01561.1%51467%7 to 1
Chamberlain University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,469--66.7%259-13 to 1
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,676--0.0%1,55340%10 to 1
Heritage Bible College
Dunn, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,328--0.0%4325%5 to 1
Average$17,263$17,0221,11768.4%3,28749%13 to 1