North Carolina College Tuition Statistics

The 2022 average tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges is $3,380 for North Carolina residents and $17,179 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the average graduate tuition & fees is $8,195 for North Carolina residents and $17,417 out-of-state students.
The average living costs at North Carolina colleges is $14,106 when a student lives in on-campus facilities such as dormitory and school owned apartments. The off-campus living cost is $14,349 for academic year 2020-2021.
Below list shows colleges with highest and/or lowest college cost. We include only 4 years colleges for the statistics.

2022 North Carolina Colleges Tuition

The following table lists North Carolina colleges with colleges costs including tuition, fees, and living costs. For 4-years colleges and community colleges, the tuition & fees are the average of programs for an academic year ad for career/vocational schools (less than 2 years school), the tuition & fees are the costs for the largest program and length of program varies by institute.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesOn-Campus Living CostsOff-Campus Living CostsUndergraduate Tuition per Credit HourGraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,346
($2,228)
--15,181$294-
South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,623
($2,015)
--17,205$276-
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,017
($7,410)
$23,017
($8,007)
12,58914,010$778$973
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776
($2,632)
--12,002$274-
Barton College
Wilson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,430$10,29613,82012,820$1,277$572
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,662
($2,518)
--12,338$271-
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500$16,68014,49011,900$617-
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,550-15,92215,922$773-
Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,702
($2,558)
--12,600$311-
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795
($2,651)
--14,249$275-
Brevard College
Brevard, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,250$7,20013,4008,750$1,102-
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,676
($2,532)
--12,280$271-
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,370$29,180-15,520$461$495
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,681
($2,537)
--10,700$271-
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,160$15,15219,74019,740$768$780
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,892
($2,748)
--13,658$278-
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,754
($2,610)
--21,493$265-
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,380$3,59414,56412,482$925$599
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,743
($2,367)
--23,342$277-
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,698
($2,554)
--13,807$272-
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,936
($2,792)
--15,348$279-
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,880$8,55011,29011,290$411-
Cleveland Community College
Shelby, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,746
($2,602)
--3,600$273-
Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,606
($2,462)
--16,292$269-
Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,630
($2,022)
--17,973$276-
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,586
($1,978)
--16,515$248-
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$55,200-17,000---
Duke University
Durham, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$60,244$59,14118,182-$1,882$3,360
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,566
($1,958)
--15,792$240-
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,574
($7,297)
$20,743
($7,594)
14,37214,372$983$1,119
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,784
($2,640)
--12,897$274-
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,326
($3,326)
$18,763
($5,701)
9,8599,060$1,347$2,348
Elon University
Elon, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,725$18,82816,02216,022$1,233$1,046
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,688
($2,544)
--12,465$271-
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,987
($5,379)
$16,900
($5,835)
11,82710,457$340$461
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,168
($2,152)
--13,670$274-
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,200$10,13012,9408,300$512$560
Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,006
($2,862)
--11,460$281-
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,960$4,30012,62412,624$590$350
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,140$5,40014,30014,300$1,113$600
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,665
($2,289)
--17,676$274-
Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,752
($2,608)
--17,550$273-
Haywood Community College
Clyde, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,724
($2,580)
--14,407$273-
Heritage Bible College
Dunn, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,328--13,998$347-
High Point University
High Point, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,752$30,12118,15614,500$1,285$1,220
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,602
($1,994)
--17,154$275-
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,714
($2,570)
--11,400$272-
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,944$17,79812,90014,650$510$593
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,801
($2,657)
--14,871$275-
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,290$9,75013,75014,150$814$500
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,712
($2,568)
--11,466$272-
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,500$12,06016,05016,050$1,664$670
Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,296-8,7946,691$585-
Louisburg College
Louisburg, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$20,878-14,4529,592$486-
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,655$12,21111,8349,596$1,268$564
Martin Community College
Williamston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,523
($1,915)
--11,100$272-
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,705
($2,561)
--15,105$272-
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,534
($1,926)
--11,768$272-
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,224$13,34413,96013,960$1,023$832
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,960$41,42817,57813,050$1,193$498
Mitchell Community College
Statesville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795
($2,651)
--17,406$275-
Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,682
($2,538)
--14,713$271-
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,462$9,64212,5788,704$760$519
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,618$18,30011,1707,800$486$600
Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,834
($2,834)
--11,000$287-
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,243
($6,733)
$20,738
($7,938)
11,14913,044$843$975
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,667
($7,319)
$24,358
($8,036)
12,71213,812$1,028$1,180
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,891
($9,028)
$30,858
($12,566)
14,74014,740$1,246$1,414
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,622
($7,188)
$21,147
($7,713)
15,52815,528$1,022$1,170
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,627
($7,468)
$21,983
($8,265)
11,93612,270$2,829$2,367
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,351
($6,644)
$20,595
($7,641)
17,01617,349$2,418$2,212
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$26,175
($8,941)
$26,343
($11,640)
14,04414,044$1,091$1,328
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,916
($9,131)
$29,690
($11,703)
14,76114,761$997$1,505
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,371$17,43514,11811,500$438$482
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,303
($7,238)
$21,343
($7,514)
17,48717,487$649$1,135
Pamlico Community College
Grantsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,475
($1,867)
--15,255$270-
William Peace University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,450-16,73414,450$1,082-
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,495
($3,495)
$19,329
($6,775)
12,42011,112$247$905
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,480$12,24014,27414,274$744$661
Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,695
($2,551)
--11,518$272-
Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,548
($1,940)
--11,082$273-
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,726$14,16615,57219,148$529$753
Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$2,386---$80-
Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,680
($2,536)
--12,400$271-
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,490-14,55015,317$515-
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,786
($2,642)
--9,100$295-
Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,707
($2,563)
--14,080$272-
Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,574
($1,966)
--12,150$274-
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,770
($2,626)
--11,600$274-
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,896$11,30014,22214,222$705-
Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,742
($2,830)
--17,262$238-
Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,908
($2,764)
--20,627$273-
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,480$13,18811,95412,490$687$578
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,630$26,80017,17012,070$399$729
Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,744
($2,600)
--13,050$273-
Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,913
($2,601)
--14,700$283-
Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,245
($2,794)
--14,430$289-
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,202$6,11214,83619,000$425$304
Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,807
($2,663)
--14,250$271-
Alamance Community College
Graham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,636
($2,492)
--19,953$288-
Tri-County Community College
Murphy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,507
($2,363)
--12,904$270-
Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,552
($1,944)
--12,958$273-
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$59,770$39,24018,61618,616$2,478$1,510
Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,912
($2,768)
--14,600$278-
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,450$23,63014,78016,780$1,603$1,520
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,668
($2,524)
--13,400$271-
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,774
($2,630)
--16,569$274-
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716
($2,572)
--10,506$77-
Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716
($2,572)
--14,510$274-
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,170$11,70014,46015,870$1,336$650
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,930$11,3305,80023,020--
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,903
($6,247)
$17,253
($6,718)
14,66615,315$2,113$1,800
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,367
($4,367)
$17,887
($7,480)
14,03014,361$556$1,174
Living Arts College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,600-15,18318,180$287-
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,814--25,671$439-
Hood Theological Seminary
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,480$19,230---$660
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,125$8,845-24,349$500$465
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,274$14,70616,46611,558$365$817
Southeastern College-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,320--19,328--
Strayer University-North Carolina
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135-9,120$334$553
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Asheville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,250$20,875---$517
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,084$5,340-14,659$253$280
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Sugar Grove, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,720$13,920----
Shepherds Theological Seminary
Cary, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,480$7,115---$360
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,210$5,280-15,470$207$280
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,488$17,552-20,556$625$776
Chamberlain University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,469--20,476$695-
Carolina University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,400$8,41012,10013,420$514$445
Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College
Wendell, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,460-8,54316,900$434-
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$16,657--16,919$595-
Leons Beauty School Inc
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,300--12,180--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,240--34,005--
Mitchells Academy
Wilson, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,375--17,550--
College of Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,394--25,725--
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,500--20,812--
Winston Salem Barber School
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,825--13,530--
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology
Mooresville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,500--25,000--
Mitchells Academy
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,300--26,000--
Anson College of Cosmetology
Wadesboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,500--17,175--
Gwinnett College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$13,414--25,560--
NASCAR Technical Institute
Mooresville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$38,500--17,772--
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia
Gastonia, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,625--21,770--
Empire Beauty School-Concord
Concord, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--15,899--
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$23,088--18,668--
Center for Massage
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,245--12,572--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--34,005--
Health And Style Institute
Greensboro, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$14,145--32,045--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--34,005--
Empire Beauty School-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--17,244--
Empire Beauty School-Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--17,244--
Empire Beauty School-Pineville
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--17,244--
Carolina College of Hair Design
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,410--14,850--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--36,272--
Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800--20,845--
Empire Beauty School-West Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--17,244--
MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,543--25,621--
Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,415--16,460--
Beyond Measure Barbering Institute
Mebane, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,950--14,016--
Bull City Durham Beauty and Barber College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,735--13,250--
No Grease Barber School
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,272--23,121--
Elevate Salon Institute
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,500--15,135--
Winston - Salem Barber School - Satellite
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,825--13,530--
Average$17,179$17,41714,10614,349$587$920