North Carolina Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in North Carolina by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 71 colleges in North Carolina with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in North Carolina? Elizabeth City State University tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $3,356. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in North Carolina list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2022-2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of North Carolina Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
Carolina Christian College

Winston Salem, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, NC

Piedmont International University

Winston Salem, NC

University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, North Carolina

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, NC

University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus

Charlotte, North Carolina

Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College

Wendell, North Carolina

Miller Motte College Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

Laurel University

High Point, NC

New Life Theological Seminary

Charlotte, NC

Carolina University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Concord, NC

DeVry University North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

Living Arts College

Raleigh, NC

Saint Augustines College

Raleigh, NC