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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$17,179
($3,380)
Graduate
(in-state)
$17,417
($8,195)
Books & Supplies $1,441
On-Campus Living Costs $14,106
Off-Campus Living Costs $14,349

Average Costs of Attendance at North Carolina Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $32,726 when a student lives on campus and $32,969 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $3,380 for North Carolina residents and $17,179 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,195 for North Carolina residents and $17,417 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $14,106 when a student lives on campus and $14,349 when living off campus in average.
2021-2022 Average Cost of Attendance
North Carolina Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$18,926 (In-State)
$32,726 (Out-of-State)
$19,169 (In-State)
$32,969 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$3,380 (In-State)
$17,179 (Out-of-State)
$3,380 (In-State)
$17,179 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,441$1,441
Living Costs$14,106$14,349
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - North Carolina Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges and universities is $3,380 for in-state students and $17,179 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 0.40% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$3,488$3,507 $3,523$3,380
Out-Of-State$16,510$16,713 $17,110$17,179
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - North Carolina Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate tuition & fees of North Carolina colleges and universities is $8,195 for in-state students and $17,417 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are decreased by -0.28% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$8,024$8,140 $8,161$8,195
Out-Of-State$16,409$16,971 $17,467$17,417
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - North Carolina Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average books & supplies costs of North Carolina colleges and universities is $1,441. The books & supplies costs are increased by 4.72% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Books & Supplies Costs
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
Books & Supplies$1,363$1,352 $1,376$1,441
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - North Carolina Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of North Carolina colleges and universities is $14,106 when a student lives on campus and $14,349 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 2.28% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 4.24% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Living Costs
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
On-Campus$13,218$13,476 $13,791$14,106
Off-Campus$13,355$13,627 $13,765$14,349
[Chart] Living Costs - North Carolina Colleges