Colleges in North Carolina

North Carolina has 64 private and 16 public 4-year colleges that enroll 263,155 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $4,266 (for in-state students) and $18,528 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $19,807 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of North Carolina provided $59,417,839 in financial aid to 17,047 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $293,027,207 in grant and scholarships to 29,033 students.

North Carolina receives 3.1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 18,637 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $84,912,425 in pell grant ($4,493 per student on average) and 28,816 students received a total amount of $168,426,597 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,428 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in North Carolina

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Apex School of Theology

Location: Durham, NC

Private
not for profit
$9,727 $4,800 $4,800
Open admission
Appalachian State University

Location: Boone, NC

Public $10,167 $4,159 $18,675
68%
Barton College

Location: Wilson, NC

Private
not for profit
$21,293 $26,670 $26,670
41%
Belmont Abbey College

Location: Belmont, NC

Private
not for profit
$23,247 $18,500 $18,500
97%
Bennett College

Location: Greensboro, NC

Private
not for profit
$22,482 $15,964 $15,964
98%
Brevard College

Location: Brevard, NC

Private
not for profit
$20,864 $27,550 $27,550
42%
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Location: Concord, NC

Private
not for profit
$14,068 $11,948 $11,948
Campbell University

Location: Buies Creek, NC

Private
not for profit
$25,483 $28,800 $28,800
81%
Carolina Christian College

Location: Winston Salem, NC

Private
not for profit
$3,500 $3,500
Open admission
Carolina College of Biblical Studies

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Private
not for profit
$5,040 $5,040
Open admission
Catawba College

Location: Salisbury, NC

Private
not for profit
$19,275 $29,333 $29,333
47%
Chamberlain College of Nursing-North Carolina

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$18,630 $18,630
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
not for profit
Open admission
Charlotte School of Law

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
Chowan University

Location: Murfreesboro, NC

Private
not for profit
$16,717 $23,930 $23,930
57%
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts

Location: Asheville, NC

Private
for profit
Davidson College

Location: Davidson, NC

Private
not for profit
$27,897 $47,897 $47,897
20%
DeVry University-North Carolina

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$26,044 $19,488 $19,488
80%
Duke University

Location: Durham, NC

Private
not for profit
$19,950 $49,575 $49,575
11%
East Carolina University

Location: Greenville, NC

Public $12,817 $4,365 $20,323
70%
Elizabeth City State University

Location: Elizabeth City, NC

Public $3,156 $2,800 $15,771
57%
Elon University

Location: Elon, NC

Private
not for profit
$34,168 $32,685 $32,685
60%
Fayetteville State University

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Public $5,787 $2,923 $14,531
59%
Gardner-Webb University

Location: Boiling Springs, NC

Private
not for profit
$23,624 $29,420 $29,420
52%
Grace College of Divinity

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Private
not for profit
$9,638 $4,080 $4,080
75%
Greensboro College

Location: Greensboro, NC

Private
not for profit
$26,305 $27,350 $27,350
36%
Guilford College

Location: Greensboro, NC

Private
not for profit
$26,606 $33,710 $33,710
61%
Heritage Bible College

Location: Dunn, NC

Private
not for profit
$9,503 $8,400 $8,400
Open admission
High Point University

Location: High Point, NC

Private
not for profit
$38,317 $29,450 $29,450
79%
Hood Theological Seminary

Location: Salisbury, NC

Private
not for profit
John Wesley University

Location: High Point, NC

Private
not for profit
$20,768 $10,500 $10,500
39%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
not for profit
$25,803 $30,396 $30,396
82%
Johnson C Smith University

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
not for profit
$18,974 $15,466 $15,466
45%
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine

Location: Sugar Grove, NC

Private
not for profit
Lees-McRae College

Location: Banner Elk, NC

Private
not for profit
$24,251 $24,878 $24,878
63%
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Location: Hickory, NC

Private
not for profit
$18,291 $33,730 $33,730
70%
Living Arts College

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
for profit
$24,016 $15,973 $15,973
88%
Livingstone College

Location: Salisbury, NC

Private
not for profit
$17,655 $15,454 $15,454
48%
Mars Hill University

Location: Mars Hill, NC

Private
not for profit
$17,170 $27,176 $27,176
57%
Meredith College

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
not for profit
$25,597 $34,807 $34,807
61%
Methodist University

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Private
not for profit
$30,543 $31,634 $31,634
55%
Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Location: Elizabeth City, NC

Private
not for profit
$15,864 $13,600 $13,600
46%
Miller-Motte College-Wilmington

Location: Wilmington, NC

Private
for profit
$21,806 $9,720 $9,720
Open admission
Montreat College

Location: Montreat, NC

Private
not for profit
$19,427 $24,740 $24,740
61%
North Carolina A & T State University

Location: Greensboro, NC

Public $9,548 $3,470 $16,230
54%
North Carolina Central University

Location: Durham, NC

Public $10,835 $3,655 $16,113
67%
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Location: Raleigh, NC

Public $13,066 $6,407 $23,926
48%
North Carolina Wesleyan College

Location: Rocky Mount, NC

Private
not for profit
$17,814 $29,000 $29,000
62%
Pfeiffer University

Location: Misenheimer, NC

Private
not for profit
$19,543 $28,000 $28,000
44%
Piedmont International University

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Private
not for profit
$15,332 $8,850 $8,850
36%
Queens University of Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
not for profit
$26,386 $31,360 $31,360
83%
Saint Augustine's University

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
not for profit
$21,078 $12,890 $12,890
73%
Salem College

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Private
not for profit
$17,013 $27,040 $27,040
57%
Shaw University

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
not for profit
$18,126 $11,908 $11,908
49%
Shepherds Theological Seminary

Location: Cary, NC

Private
not for profit
South University-High Point

Location: High Point, NC

Private
for profit
$23,168 $17,297 $17,297
Open admission
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Location: Wake Forest, NC

Private
not for profit
$8,217 $9,960 $9,960
76%
St Andrews University

Location: Laurinburg, NC

Private
not for profit
$25,682 $25,874 $25,874
56%
Strayer University-North Carolina

Location: Morrisville, NC

Private
for profit
$25,709 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
The Art Institute of Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$21,344 $17,028 $17,028
Open admission
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

Location: Durham, NC

Private
for profit
$24,252 $17,028 $17,028
Open admission
University of Mount Olive

Location: Mount Olive, NC

Private
not for profit
$15,063 $19,000 $19,000
48%
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Location: Asheville, NC

Public $11,571 $4,041 $20,436
76%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Public $10,077 $6,881 $31,963
27%
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC

Public $12,084 $3,737 $16,908
62%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Location: Greensboro, NC

Public $10,403 $4,335 $19,197
74%
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Location: Pembroke, NC

Public $10,566 $3,531 $14,475
74%
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Public $13,452 $6,370 $21,840
54%
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Location: Wilmington, NC

Public $16,218 $4,356 $18,325
72%
University of Phoenix-North Carolina

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$17,811
Open admission
Wake Forest University

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Private
not for profit
$23,826 $48,746 $48,746
30%
Warren Wilson College

Location: Swannanoa, NC

Private
not for profit
$26,713 $33,260 $33,260
82%
Western Carolina University

Location: Cullowhee, NC

Public $13,646 $3,893 $14,286
41%
William Peace University

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
not for profit
$23,345 $26,880 $26,880
63%
Wingate University

Location: Wingate, NC

Private
not for profit
$17,307 $29,170 $29,170
70%
Winston-Salem State University

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Public $10,340 $3,335 $13,446
63%

2-year Colleges in North Carolina

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alamance Community College

Location: Graham, NC

Public $9,612 $2,160 $8,040
Open admission
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Location: Asheville, NC

Public $8,356 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Beaufort County Community College

Location: Washington, NC

Public $10,203 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Bladen Community College

Location: Dublin, NC

Public $11,467 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Blue Ridge Community College

Location: Flat Rock, NC

Public $8,143 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Brightwood College-Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$21,091 $16,165 $16,165
Open admission
Brunswick Community College

Location: Bolivia, NC

Public $7,249 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Location: Hudson, NC

Public $11,295 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Cape Fear Community College

Location: Wilmington, NC

Public $8,778 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Location: Charlotte, NC

Public $21,895 $11,086 $11,086
31%
Carteret Community College

Location: Morehead City, NC

Public $13,132 $2,736 $9,648
Open admission
Catawba Valley Community College

Location: Hickory, NC

Public $9,608 $2,128 $7,504
Open admission
Central Carolina Community College

Location: Sanford, NC

Public $7,535 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Central Piedmont Community College

Location: Charlotte, NC

Public $7,461 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Cleveland Community College

Location: Shelby, NC

Public $454 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Coastal Carolina Community College

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Public $9,800 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
College of the Albemarle

Location: Elizabeth City, NC

Public $6,836 $2,080 $6,705
Open admission
Craven Community College

Location: New Bern, NC

Public $8,028 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Davidson County Community College

Location: Thomasville, NC

Public $6,301 $2,434 $8,578
Open admission
Durham Technical Community College

Location: Durham, NC

Public $8,031 $1,748 $6,296
Open admission
Edgecombe Community College

Location: Tarboro, NC

Public $7,719 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Fayetteville Technical Community College

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Public $3,157 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Forsyth Technical Community College

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Public $5,402 $1,906 $6,688
Open admission
Gaston College

Location: Dallas, NC

Public $10,767 $2,290 $8,436
Open admission
Guilford Technical Community College

Location: Jamestown, NC

Public $10,483 $2,128 $6,968
Open admission
Halifax Community College

Location: Weldon, NC

Public $3,019 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Harrison College-Morrisville

Location: Morrisville, NC

Private
for profit
$21,913 $14,400 $14,400
Haywood Community College

Location: Clyde, NC

Public $8,402 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Isothermal Community College

Location: Spindale, NC

Public $4,976 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
James Sprunt Community College

Location: Kenansville, NC

Public $5,557 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Johnston Community College

Location: Smithfield, NC

Public $6,736 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
King's College

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$16,202 $14,320 $14,320
89%
Lenoir Community College

Location: Kinston, NC

Public $7,646 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Louisburg College

Location: Louisburg, NC

Private
not for profit
$17,351 $15,388 $15,388
75%
Martin Community College

Location: Williamston, NC

Public $5,594 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Mayland Community College

Location: Spruce Pine, NC

Public $7,597 $2,304 $8,448
Open admission
McDowell Technical Community College

Location: Marion, NC

Public $4,169 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Mercy School of Nursing

Location: Charlotte, NC

Public
Miller-Motte College-Cary

Location: Cary, NC

Private
for profit
$20,835 $9,684 $9,684
Open admission
Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Private
for profit
$21,624 $9,792 $9,792
Open admission
Miller-Motte College-Greenville

Location: Greenville, NC

Private
for profit
$20,125 $9,828 $9,828
Open admission
Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Private
for profit
$20,685 $9,360 $9,360
Open admission
Miller-Motte College-Raleigh

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
for profit
$19,112 $9,648 $9,648
Open admission
Mitchell Community College

Location: Statesville, NC

Public $7,385 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Montgomery Community College

Location: Troy, NC

Public $8,045 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
NASCAR Technical Institute

Location: Mooresville, NC

Private
for profit
$19,780 $42,315 $42,315
Open admission
Nash Community College

Location: Rocky Mount, NC

Public $6,988 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Pamlico Community College

Location: Grantsboro, NC

Public $3,456 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Piedmont Community College

Location: Roxboro, NC

Public $7,367 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Pitt Community College

Location: Winterville, NC

Public $5,660 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Randolph Community College

Location: Asheboro, NC

Public $8,120 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Richmond Community College

Location: Hamlet, NC

Public $5,765 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Location: Ahoskie, NC

Public $2,507 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Robeson Community College

Location: Lumberton, NC

Public $8,932 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Rockingham Community College

Location: Wentworth, NC

Public $6,714 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Location: Salisbury, NC

Public $4,780 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Sampson Community College

Location: Clinton, NC

Public $7,696 $2,432 $2,432
Open admission
Sandhills Community College

Location: Pinehurst, NC

Public $10,611 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
South Piedmont Community College

Location: Polkton, NC

Public $6,242 $1,728 $6,336
Open admission
Southeastern Community College

Location: Whiteville, NC

Public $8,335 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Southwestern Community College

Location: Sylva, NC

Public $6,566 $2,128 $7,504
Open admission
Stanly Community College

Location: Albemarle, NC

Public $7,584 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Surry Community College

Location: Dobson, NC

Public $9,335 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Tri-County Community College

Location: Murphy, NC

Public $7,760 $2,304 $8,448
Open admission
Vance-Granville Community College

Location: Henderson, NC

Public $5,273 $1,824 $6,432
Open admission
Virginia College-Greensboro

Location: Greensboro, NC

Private
for profit
$17,126
Open admission
Wake Technical Community College

Location: Raleigh, NC

Public $8,771 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Watts School of Nursing

Location: Durham, NC

Private
not for profit
Wayne Community College

Location: Goldsboro, NC

Public $7,110 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Western Piedmont Community College

Location: Morganton, NC

Public $5,590 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Wilkes Community College

Location: Wilkesboro, NC

Public $5,801 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission
Wilson Community College

Location: Wilson, NC

Public $12,146 $2,432 $8,576
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in North Carolina

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design

Location: Greenville, NC

Private
for profit
$11,867 $12,600
Anson College of Cosmetology

Location: Wadesboro, NC

Private
for profit
$15,500
Open admission
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Private
for profit
$16,168 $22,775
Open admission
Beyond Measure Barbering Institute

Location: Mebane, NC

Private
for profit
$10,056 $15,950
Open admission
Carolina College of Hair Design

Location: Asheville, NC

Private
for profit
$10,053 $10,582
Open admission
Carolina School of Broadcasting

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$28,780 $16,500
Open admission
Center for Massage

Location: Asheville, NC

Private
for profit
$14,310 $6,500
Open admission
CET-Durham

Location: Durham, NC

Private
not for profit
$17,779 $11,672
Open admission
College of Wilmington

Location: Wilmington, NC

Private
for profit
$15,955 $14,743
Open admission
Durham Beauty Academy

Location: Durham, NC

Private
for profit
$25,842 $18,100
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Concord

Location: Concord, NC

Private
for profit
$14,079 $18,750
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Pineville

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$13,228 $18,750
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-West Greensboro

Location: Greensboro, NC

Private
for profit
$13,769 $18,750
Open admission
Grace College of Barbering

Location: Greenville, NC

Private
not for profit
$13,530 $17,075
Open admission
Health And Style Institute

Location: High Point, NC

Private
for profit
$16,340 $20,145
Open admission
Leons Beauty School Inc

Location: Greensboro, NC

Private
for profit
$5,780 $7,200
Open admission
Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
for profit
$13,847 $14,280
Open admission
Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Wilson

Location: Wilson, NC

Private
for profit
$7,748 $10,125
Open admission
MyComputerCareer.com-Raleigh

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
for profit
$30,197 $16,370
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Private
for profit
$14,406 $13,900
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia

Location: Gastonia, NC

Private
for profit
$14,787 $17,625
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
for profit
$11,623 $15,300
Open admission
Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology

Location: Mooresville, NC

Private
for profit
$13,878 $16,500
Open admission
Sherrill's University of Barber & Cosmetology

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
for profit
$14,575 $16,500
Open admission
Southeastern Institute-Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$24,171 $16,784
Open admission
The Hair Design School-Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC

Private
for profit
$12,840 $18,750
Open admission
The Hair Design School-E Greensboro

Location: Greensboro, NC

Private
for profit
$13,342 $18,750
Open admission
The Hair Design School-Winston-Salem

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Private
for profit
$13,193 $18,750
Open admission
The Medical Arts School

Location: Raleigh, NC

Private
for profit
$17,175 $12,854
Open admission
Winston Salem Barber School

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Private
for profit
$4,364 $7,845
Open admission