univstats
Undergraduate
(in-state)
$16,685
($3,507)
Graduate
(in-state)
$16,971
($8,140)
Books & Supplies $1,353
On-Campus Living Costs $13,476
Off-Campus Living Costs $13,596

Average Costs of Attendance at North Carolina Colleges

For academic year 2019-2020, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $31,514 when a student lives on campus and $31,634 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $3,507 for North Carolina residents and $16,685 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,140 for North Carolina residents and $16,971 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $13,476 when a student lives on campus and $13,596 when living off campus in average.
2019-2020 Average Cost of Attendance
North Carolina Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$18,336 (In-State)
$31,514 (Out-of-State)
$18,456 (In-State)
$31,634 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$3,507 (In-State)
$16,685 (Out-of-State)
$3,507 (In-State)
$16,685 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,353$1,353
Living Costs$13,476$13,596
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - North Carolina Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges and universities is $3,507 for in-state students and $16,685 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 1.23% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
In-State$3,482$3,569 $3,488$3,507
Out-Of-State$15,830$16,294 $16,481$16,685
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - North Carolina Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average graduate tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges and universities is $8,140 for in-state students and $16,971 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 3.43% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
In-State$7,671$7,882 $8,024$8,140
Out-Of-State$15,875$16,300 $16,409$16,971
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - North Carolina Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the average books & supplies costs of North Carolina colleges and universities is $1,353. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -0.83% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Books & Supplies Costs
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
Books & Supplies$1,323$1,310 $1,364$1,353
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - North Carolina Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the average living costs of North Carolina colleges and universities is $13,476 when a student lives on campus and $13,596 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.95% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 1.98% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Living Costs
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
On-Campus$12,973$13,001 $13,218$13,476
Off-Campus$12,949$13,058 $13,333$13,596
[Chart] Living Costs - North Carolina Colleges