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 63.56% and the average SAT score is 1,074. The average number of students is 3,320 and the average student to faculty ratio is 14 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$59,1401,5258.00%16,60695%6 to 1
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$55,000-1,39818.00%1,84391%9 to 1
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,159$30,2481,40523.00%30,01191%13 to 1
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,220$28,9991,33545.00%35,47982%14 to 1
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$57,760$39,216-30.00%8,40188%10 to 1
Elon University
Elon, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,921$18,4321,24078.00%6,99185%12 to 1
Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,766$8,4001,02580.00%84259%11 to 1
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,952$12,0191,12065.00%1,90566%11 to 1
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,246$21,2861,24565.00%16,74772%17 to 1
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,217$21,4391,18577.00%19,10873%16 to 1
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,530$21,0551,20565.00%29,71064%19 to 1
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,562$21,9181,09582.00%20,10659%17 to 1
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,332$14,5481,14065.00%2,53659%10 to 1
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,285$17,8211,11069.00%11,63962%17 to 1
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,180$9,0501,07567.00%3,59856%11 to 1
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,592$24,3581,18084.00%3,76259%13 to 1
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,167$20,6621,06058.00%12,14251%18 to 1
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,516$20,6851,11579.00%28,71866%18 to 1
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,188$16,52796068.00%5,19051%14 to 1
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,036$40,2851,04563.00%2,09245%9 to 1
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,900$11,7001,07078.00%2,70052%13 to 1
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,896$11,4301,03089.00%3,68950%16 to 1
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,840$12,6001,02864.00%1,36544%10 to 1
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,336$20,59597068.00%8,20749%16 to 1
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,917$16,83094069.00%6,31834%17 to 1
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,808-88068.00%1,39927%16 to 1
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,740$14,9851,13078.00%6,44855%16 to 1
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,194$18,1001,00058.00%3,20855%12 to 1
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,562$5,830-92.00%3,14060%22 to 1
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,350$23,3551,17885.00%74143%10 to 1
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,456$18,8001,00585.00%7,13741%18 to 1
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,784$17,79888247.00%1,56549%12 to 1
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,120$5,4001,07075.00%1,57656%12 to 1
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,513-90059.00%53463%11 to 1
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,750$9,1411,03656.00%92134%11 to 1
Strayer University-North Carolina
Morrisville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--5,70350%54 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,240---1,86714%13 to 1
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,770---6,35525%16 to 1
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,602---1,94135%13 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---7524%19 to 1
Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,681---83655%8 to 1
Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$11,035---1,29365%10 to 1
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,976---1,39038%7 to 1
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,801---4,04731%15 to 1
Winston Salem Barber School
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,925---11194%22 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---49350%19 to 1
College of Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,394---15060%16 to 1
Sherrill's University of Barber & Cosmetology
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,900---84-42 to 1
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,698---5,19039%14 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
$6,479$7,115--96--
Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,744---1,44841%9 to 1
Cleveland Community College
Shelby, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,746---2,55139%11 to 1
Louisburg College
Louisburg, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$19,795-89360.00%59423%11 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---7933%18 to 1
Anson College of Cosmetology
Wadesboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,500---2100%20 to 1
Grace College of Barbering
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,380---11-8 to 1
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,272---3,65437%16 to 1
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,702---1,08249%13 to 1
NASCAR Technical Institute
Mooresville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$37,550---1,12158%33 to 1
Beyond Measure Barbering Institute
Mebane, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,950---4186%16 to 1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,901$26,0641,19029.00%1,04275%7 to 1
Tri-County Community College
Murphy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,507---96323%16 to 1
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,487---5,43422%13 to 1
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,125$8,845--8033%5 to 1
Piedmont International University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,280$8,23095029.00%89641%9 to 1
College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,852---2,55735%13 to 1
Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,576---21,87225%18 to 1
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,260$18,69796366.00%1,67739%16 to 1
Southeastern Institute-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,019---23083%12 to 1
No Grease Barber School
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,272---11-20 to 1
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776---6,89232%14 to 1
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,668---3,23845%12 to 1
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500-1,09581.00%1,55645%17 to 1
Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716---1,69221%11 to 1
Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,848---5,36231%19 to 1
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Asheville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,999$20,460--104--
Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,548---8,18528%19 to 1
Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,680---2,55539%15 to 1
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795---2,18635%11 to 1
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,695---10,52022%18 to 1
Health And Style Institute
Greensboro, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$20,145---63476%20 to 1
Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,707---1,67121%12 to 1
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,966$28,3431,05528.00%43352%7 to 1
Heritage Bible College
Dunn, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,328---3217%3 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---8636%28 to 1
Mitchell Community College
Statesville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795---3,16426%18 to 1
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,884-84073.00%76716%9 to 1
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,892---8,37824%14 to 1
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,714---1,11322%10 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Pineville
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---10740%16 to 1
Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,908---4,01831%13 to 1
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,436$3,5941,02550.00%1,29451%12 to 1
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,990$9,750-55.00%96646%12 to 1
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,964$5,340--18217%8 to 1
Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,810---3,05518%25 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,900---15969%15 to 1
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,936---18,82420%19 to 1
Leons Beauty School Inc
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,300---17878%18 to 1
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology
Mooresville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,500---4572%11 to 1
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,200$5,240-95.00%15746%7 to 1
MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,351---1,80957%18 to 1
Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,713---2,36650%13 to 1
Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,606---3,86433%14 to 1
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,052$10,4191,03563.00%1,15430%9 to 1
Living Arts College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,600--100.00%24359%10 to 1
Gwinnett College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$13,414---15968%14 to 1
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,620$17,552-100.00%11814%4 to 1
Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,807---3,07331%13 to 1
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,534---1,10528%8 to 1
Hood Theological Seminary
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,479$19,230--143--
University of Phoenix-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,552$16,752--7215%6 to 1
Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,556---3,06336%13 to 1
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,376$14,148-85.00%1,68159%19 to 1
Bull City Durham Beauty and Barber College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,735---8100%20 to 1
Pamlico Community College
Grantsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,475---52769%9 to 1
South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,623---2,84726%14 to 1
Barton College
Wilson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,590$10,2381,03545.00%1,05955%11 to 1
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,721---1,77943%10 to 1
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,168---7,77921%11 to 1
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,960$5,5001,00077.00%1,02633%10 to 1
Center for Massage
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,995---4486%4 to 1
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,490-1,01042.00%19632%10 to 1
Brevard College
Brevard, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,250--59.00%70240%11 to 1
Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,752---99631%11 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---62841%16 to 1
Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,574---1,68528%13 to 1
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,672---3,58128%17 to 1
High Point University
High Point, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,080$29,1291,17575.00%5,13765%14 to 1
Empire Beauty School-E Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---67-13 to 1
Mitchells Academy
Wilson, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,375---17100%9 to 1
Carolina School of Broadcasting
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,750---5473%2 to 1
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,930$11,330--70100%15 to 1
Carolina College of Hair Design
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,925---5882%11 to 1
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,480$13,188-63.00%1,41117%16 to 1
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,743---4,61037%13 to 1
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,712---2,69330%15 to 1
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Sugar Grove, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,719$13,920--61--
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,680$26,80096645.00%68339%14 to 1
Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,296-84550.00%1,14824%16 to 1
Mitchells Academy
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,300---3083%6 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800---15557%15 to 1
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,424-1,11035.00%467100%6 to 1
Virginia College-Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800---401-11 to 1
Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,818---2,54544%13 to 1
Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,631---3,00329%14 to 1
Martin Community College
Williamston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,523---80026%12 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
$13,995---3369%9 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---4,24829%14 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia
Gastonia, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,625---49463%20 to 1
Chamberlain University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,492--100.00%179-8 to 1
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,750$17,92096562.00%2,03441%17 to 1
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,784---2,01243%15 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Concord
Concord, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260---8932%19 to 1
Carolina Career College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$25,799---60-5 to 1
William Peace University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,450-1,03050.00%91042%13 to 1
Watts School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,944---152-8 to 1
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,688---11,53417%19 to 1
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$23,088---20770%11 to 1
Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,690---1,28733%8 to 1
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,662---1,54333%10 to 1
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716---2,60137%11 to 1
Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,146---2,78447%11 to 1
Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,630---1,01713%8 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---62743%18 to 1
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,786---75116%19 to 1
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,676---1,48253%9 to 1
Haywood Community College
Clyde, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,724---1,62741%13 to 1
Brightwood College-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,102---310-23 to 1
Average$17,072$17,2431,07463.56%3,32048%14 to 1