univstats
Undergraduate
(in-state)
$17,028
($3,367)
Graduate
(in-state)
$17,807
($8,161)
Books & Supplies $1,364
On-Campus Living Costs $13,741
Off-Campus Living Costs $13,734

Average Costs of Attendance at North Carolina Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $32,134 when a student lives on campus and $32,127 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $3,367 for North Carolina residents and $17,028 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,161 for North Carolina residents and $17,807 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $13,741 when a student lives on campus and $13,734 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
North Carolina Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$18,473 (In-State)
$32,134 (Out-of-State)
$18,466 (In-State)
$32,127 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$3,367 (In-State)
$17,028 (Out-of-State)
$3,367 (In-State)
$17,028 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,364$1,364
Living Costs$13,741$13,734
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - North Carolina Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges and universities is $3,367 for in-state students and $17,028 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 2.06% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$3,569$3,488 $3,507$3,367
Out-Of-State$16,294$16,481 $16,685$17,028
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - North Carolina Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges and universities is $8,161 for in-state students and $17,807 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 4.92% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$7,882$8,024 $8,140$8,161
Out-Of-State$16,300$16,409 $16,971$17,807
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - North Carolina Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of North Carolina colleges and universities is $1,364. The books & supplies costs are increased by 0.86% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,310$1,364 $1,353$1,364
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - North Carolina Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of North Carolina colleges and universities is $13,741 when a student lives on campus and $13,734 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.97% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 1.01% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$13,001$13,218 $13,476$13,741
Off-Campus$13,058$13,333 $13,596$13,734
[Chart] Living Costs - North Carolina Colleges