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North Carolina Colleges

Costs of Attendance

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average cost of attendance (COA) of North Carolina Colleges is $32,441 for undergraduate schools and $33,436 for graduate schools. The following table and chart illustrate costs of attendance including tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs by degree offering and residence type.
Costs of Attendance (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$3,377$17,188 $1,379$13,874$13,607
Graduate$8,161$18,183 $1,379$13,874$13,607
[CHART#1] Costs of Attendance for North Carolina Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of North Carolina Colleges is $3,377 for in-state students and $17,188 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$2,649$728 $16,211$977
Public Schools$2,649$728 $10,158$741
4 Years or High$3,887$2,772 $17,325$2,772
2-4 Years$2,307$155 $8,215$181
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-- $25,291$1,413
4 Years or High-- $25,461$1,377
2-4 Years-- $16,975$2,820
Less Than 2 Years-- --
[CHART#2] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for North Carolina Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of North Carolina Colleges is $8,161 for in-state students and $18,183 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$5,407$2,754$16,605$1,578
Public Schools$5,407$2,754$18,870$2,754
Private Schools--$15,651$906
[CHART#3] Graduate Tuition & Fees for North Carolina Colleges

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average On-campus living costs of North Carolina Colleges is $13,874 and off-campus living costs is $13,607. The following table and chart illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$10,716$3,159$8,974$4,633
Public Schools$10,301$3,160 $8,764$5,104
4 Years or High$10,301$3,160 $10,072$3,463
2-4 Years-- $8,409$5,548
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools$10,886$3,158 $9,332$3,832
4 Years or High$10,880$3,167 $9,400$3,855
2-4 Years$11,093$2,819 $6,368$2,820
Less Than 2 Years-- --
[CHART#4] Room & Board, Other Living Costs for North Carolina Colleges

Tuition per Credit Hours

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of North Carolina Colleges is $119 for in-state students and $533 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $411 for in-state students and $875 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Tuition per Credit Hours (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$119$533 $411$875
Public Schools$119$419 $411$1,339
4 Years or High$258$979 $411$1,339
2-4 Years$81$267 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-$724 -$680
4 Years or High-$730 -$680
2-4 Years-$459 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.
[CHART#5] Tuition per Credit Hours for North Carolina Colleges