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Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2022 costs of attendance between best schools in North Carolina. For state residents, the average COA is $25,353 when living on campus and $24,979 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $56,862 when living on campus and $56,488 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2022 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1Duke University$60,244 $1,434 $18,182 -
2Davidson College$55,000 $1,000 $17,000 -
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,028$36,891 $1,002 $14,740 $14,740
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh$9,131$29,916 $1,094 $14,761 $14,761
5Wake Forest University$59,770 $1,500 $18,616 $18,616
6Elon University$38,725 $900 $16,022 $16,022
7Salem College$31,016 $1,500 $16,950 -
8Meredith College$41,224 $850 $13,960 $13,960
9University of North Carolina Wilmington$7,238$21,303 $1,130 $17,487 $17,487
10Appalachian State University$7,410$23,017 $800 $12,589 $14,010
Average$8,202$39,711$1,121$16,031$15,657

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees between best schools in North Carolina. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $8,202 for in-state students and $39,711 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees of best schools in North Carolina are increased by 2.38% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in North Carolina, Wake Forest University requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $58,708 and University of North Carolina Wilmington has the lowest tuition & fees of $18,508 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Duke University$57,633$60,244
2Davidson College$55,000$55,000
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$8,980$36,159$9,028$36,891
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh$9,101$29,220$9,131$29,916
5Wake Forest University$57,760$59,770
6Elon University$37,921$38,725
7Salem College$30,766$31,016
8Meredith College$39,952$41,224
9University of North Carolina Wilmington$7,181$21,246$7,238$21,303
10Appalachian State University$7,410$22,217$7,410$23,017
Average$8,168$38,787$8,202$39,711

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees between best schools in North Carolina. The average graduate tuition & fees is $9,948 for state residents and $27,096 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees of best schools in North Carolina are increased by 1.96% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in North Carolina, Duke University requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $57,900 and Salem College has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $8,100.
Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Duke University$59,140$59,141
2Davidson CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$12,522$30,248$12,566$30,858
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh$11,673$28,999$11,703$29,690
5Wake Forest University$39,216$39,240
6Elon University$18,432$18,828
7Salem College$8,400$8,400
8Meredith College$12,019$13,344
9University of North Carolina Wilmington$7,457$21,286$7,514$21,343
10Appalachian State University$8,007$21,439$8,007$23,017
Average$9,915$26,575$9,948$27,096

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between best schools in North Carolina. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of best schools in North Carolina is $16,031 when a student lives on campus and $15,657 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1Duke University $16,206$1,976 ---
2Davidson College $15,225$1,775 ---
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $11,882$2,858 $11,882$2,858$2,858
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh $11,957$2,804 $11,957$2,804$7,787
5Wake Forest University $16,044$2,572 $16,044$2,572$2,390
6Elon University $13,422$2,600 $13,422$2,600$2,250
7Salem College $12,300$4,650 --$2,500
8Meredith College $12,120$1,840 $12,120$1,840$1,840
9University of North Carolina Wilmington $11,346$6,141 $11,346$6,141$6,141
10Appalachian State University $9,681$2,908 $10,382$3,628$3,164
Average$13,018 $3,012$12,450 $3,206$3,616
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