North Carolina College Tuition Statistics

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges is $3,507 for North Carolina residents and $16,685 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the average graduate tuition & fees is $8,140 for North Carolina residents and $16,971 out-of-state students.
The average living costs at North Carolina colleges is $13,476 when a student lives in on-campus facilities such as dormitory and school owned apartments. The off-campus living cost is $13,596 for academic year 2019-2020.
Below list shows colleges with highest and/or lowest college cost. We include only 4 years colleges for the statistics.

2020 North Carolina Colleges Tuition Comparison Table

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
$6,852
($2,227)
--14,646$268-
South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,603
($1,995)
--12,033$268-
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,216
($7,409)
$21,408
($7,976)
11,60612,988$644$896
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776
($2,632)
--12,002$268-
Barton College
Wilson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,732$9,96014,82214,822$1,212$553
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,662
($2,518)
--12,338$268-
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500-13,28611,900$617-
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,513-15,00415,004$665-
Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,630
($2,254)
--12,600$268-
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795
($2,651)
--13,876$268-
Brevard College
Brevard, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,250-12,4008,750$1,035-
Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,676
($2,532)
--12,280$268-
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,574$27,530-15,520$418-
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,666
($2,522)
--9,590$268-
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,630$14,04316,19016,190$655$741
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,892
($2,748)
--13,658$268-
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,691
($2,547)
--19,649$268-
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,520$2,28014,03412,594$816$190
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,723
($2,347)
--17,299$268-
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,698
($2,554)
--13,160$268-
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,936
($2,792)
--15,348$268-
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,480-11,19011,190$400$400
Cleveland Community College
Shelby, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,696
($2,552)
--3,600$268-
Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,606
($2,462)
--15,801$268-
Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,631
($2,023)
--17,109$268-
Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,658
($2,282)
--15,861$268-
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$52,991-16,578---
Duke University
Durham, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$57,931$56,88817,564-$1,746$3,230
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,704
($2,228)
--15,792$268-
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,515
($7,238)
$20,684
($7,535)
13,66013,660$864$1,119
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,784
($2,640)
--8,935$268-
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,260
($3,260)
$18,697
($5,635)
9,3868,874$919$2,348
Elon University
Elon, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,571$16,17815,28515,285$1,149$898
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,688
($2,544)
--12,753$268-
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,882
($5,274)
$16,795
($5,730)
11,82710,457$288$458
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,612
($2,004)
--13,160$268-
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,850$9,05012,7608,500$496$500
Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,848
($2,704)
--17,550$268-
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500$5,32012,20011,460$580$435
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,530$7,20013,30013,300$1,075$800
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,695
($2,319)
--15,651$268-
Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,752
($2,608)
--6,750$268-
Haywood Community College
Clyde, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,724
($2,580)
--14,407$268-
Heritage Bible College
Dunn, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,328--13,998$315-
High Point University
High Point, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,268$27,70716,95214,500$1,026$1,152
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,542
($1,934)
--16,812$268-
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,714
($2,570)
--10,418$268-
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,784$17,79813,35014,650$431$593
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,801
($2,657)
--14,871$268-
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,175$9,15016,42118,221$752$500
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,712
($2,568)
--11,466$268-
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,000$10,98015,36015,360$1,545$610
Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,296-8,7946,691$509-
Louisburg College
Louisburg, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$19,120-13,6878,926$459-
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,118$10,99911,7789,596$1,065$481
Martin Community College
Williamston, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,523
($1,915)
--11,100$268-
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,702
($2,558)
--15,810$268-
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,534
($1,926)
--11,768$268-
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,620$11,62913,20013,200$956$723
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,522$41,47020,98617,938$1,101$461
Mitchell Community College
Statesville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,795
($2,651)
--17,182$268-
Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,681
($2,537)
--14,713$268-
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,950$13,87511,6558,704$714$510
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,194$17,97510,8007,800$455$595
Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776
($2,632)
--10,800$268-
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,167
($6,657)
$20,662
($7,862)
10,23012,584$710$975
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,579
($7,231)
$24,345
($8,023)
12,12413,224$895$1,180
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,159
($8,980)
$30,248
($12,522)
14,27614,276$1,155$1,386
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,339
($6,905)
$20,864
($7,430)
16,86414,953$847$1,159
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$22,562
($7,403)
$21,918
($8,200)
11,53411,868$2,448$2,367
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,241
($6,534)
$20,500
($7,546)
16,43216,832$2,054$2,054
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,901
($9,358)
$26,064
($12,057)
11,61511,615$960$1,289
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$29,220
($9,101)
$28,999
($11,673)
14,07614,076$900$1,295
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,650$17,92013,35011,500$425$495
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,246
($7,181)
$21,286
($7,457)
17,04317,043$784$1,099
Pamlico Community College
Grantsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,475
($1,867)
--12,000$268-
William Peace University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,700-16,33414,450$1,040-
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,490
($3,490)
$18,834
($6,770)
12,16511,504$165$879
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,060$12,60013,65813,658$700$700
Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,690
($2,546)
--10,013$268-
Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,548
($1,940)
--11,082$268-
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,720$14,39013,67012,559$480$768
Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,133
($2,373)
--14,176$268-
Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,660
($2,516)
--11,040$268-
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Elizabeth City, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,810-13,95015,050$465-
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,786
($2,642)
--8,475$288-
Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,707
($2,563)
--14,080$268-
Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,574
($1,966)
--12,150$268-
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,776
($2,632)
--11,600$268-
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,890-13,22213,380$537-
Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,266$8,22016,650-$415$440
Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$11,035
($3,163)
--18,000$268-
Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,908
($2,764)
--15,782$268-
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,480$13,18811,95412,490$492$578
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,846$15,96016,15413,154$300$665
Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,739
($2,595)
--13,050$268-
Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,589
($2,213)
--13,800$268-
Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,817
($2,673)
--12,143$268-
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,424$6,1128,08310,901$393$304
Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,807
($2,663)
--14,250$268-
Alamance Community College
Graham, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,070
($2,310)
--23,797$268-
Tri-County Community College
Murphy, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,507
($2,363)
--12,904$268-
Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,556
($1,948)
--11,068$268-
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$55,440$39,20017,41817,418$2,256$1,465
Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,912
($2,768)
--14,600$268-
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,364$21,68214,29016,290$1,525$1,500
Watts School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,944-----
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,668
($2,524)
--13,231$268-
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,721
($2,577)
--14,432$268-
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716
($2,572)
--10,506$76-
Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,716
($2,572)
--16,410$270-
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,010$11,43013,0809,800$1,175$635
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,890$11,2905,10011,008--
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,188
($5,941)
$16,527
($6,412)
13,27113,332$1,706$1,748
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,277
($4,277)
$17,821
($7,414)
13,40413,849$320$1,168
Living Arts College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,600-15,18318,180--
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,812--21,129$368-
Apex School of Theology
Durham, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,100$4,500-26,750$200$233
Hood Theological Seminary
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$19,180---$660
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,670$8,216-17,074$465$439
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,054-15,89810,059$224-
Strayer University-North Carolina
Morrisville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135-13,419$329$553
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Asheville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$20,138---$510
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,720$5,300-16,829$228$280
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Sugar Grove, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$13,560----
Shepherds Theological Seminary
Cary, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$7,115---$360
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,100$5,140-14,822$200$280
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,157$17,552-18,812$554$776
University of Phoenix-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,552$16,752----
Chamberlain University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,780--18,928$675-
Piedmont International University
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,900$7,11010,10014,000$375$375
Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College
Wendell, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,130-6,41614,410$380-
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$16,657--15,281$590-
Carolina School of Broadcasting
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,750--8,526--
Leons Beauty School Inc
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,700--12,930--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,240--32,670--
Mitchells Academy
Wilson, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,375--16,200--
College of Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,116--23,456--
Sherrill's University of Barber & Cosmetology
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,900--31,356--
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,900--29,016--
Winston Salem Barber School
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,925--12,287--
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology
Mooresville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,500--23,676--
Mitchells Academy
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,300--25,350--
Anson College of Cosmetology
Wadesboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,500--16,725--
Gwinnett College
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$13,414--23,928--
NASCAR Technical Institute
Mooresville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$36,300--17,544--
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia
Gastonia, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,625--14,405--
Empire Beauty School-Concord
Concord, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--14,513--
Southeastern Institute-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,019--17,472--
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$23,088--18,468--
Center for Massage
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,295--12,474--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--32,670--
Health And Style Institute
Greensboro, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$20,145--19,800--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240--34,848--
Empire Beauty School-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--15,728--
Empire Beauty School-Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--15,728--
Empire Beauty School-Pineville
Charlotte, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--15,728--
Carolina College of Hair Design
Asheville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,925--13,838--
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, NC
Private, 2-4 years
$4,000--2,178--
Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,800--29,292--
Empire Beauty School-West Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,260--15,728--
MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,351--20,181--
Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design
Greenville, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,620--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--
Carolina Career College
Durham, NC
Private, Less than 2 years
$25,799-----
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--11,621--
Average$16,685$16,97113,47613,596$532$867