North Carolina Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade (The 2010s)

There are 197 colleges in North Carolina State - 77 public and 120 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $3,482 for North Carolina residents and $10,889 for others in 2017. It increase 1.06% from last year and 14.62% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $21,595 which are increased 6.47% from last year and 14.75% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of North Carolina Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for North Carolina colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For North Carolina public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $3,482 which has increased by 37.99% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $10,889 which has risen by 14.62%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.09% while last year increase rate was 1.06%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for North Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$2,523$2,849$3,003$3,163$3,338$3,399$3,482
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%12.93%5.38%5.34%5.53%1.82%2.46%
Cumulative Rates0.00%12.93%19.00%25.35%32.27%34.68%37.99%
Out-of-State Costs$9,500$9,877$10,077$10,303$10,650$10,774$10,889
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%3.97%2.02%2.24%3.36%1.17%1.06%
Cumulative Rates0.00%3.97%6.08%8.46%12.10%13.42%14.62%
For private schools in North Carolina state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $21,595 which has increased by 14.75% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.11% while last year increase rate was 6.47%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for North Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$18,819$18,352$19,031$19,300$19,869$20,283$21,595
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-2.48%3.70%1.41%2.95%2.09%6.47%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-2.48%1.12%2.55%5.58%7.78%14.75%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of North Carolina public schools are $7,671 which has increased by 41.56% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $20,523 which has risen by 25.46%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 3.64% while last year increase rate was 3.08%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for North Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$5,419$5,919$6,451$6,852$7,039$7,365$7,671
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%9.23%8.99%6.22%2.73%4.62%4.15%
Cumulative Rates0.00%9.23%19.05%26.46%29.91%35.92%41.56%
Out-of-State Costs$16,358$17,331$18,137$18,839$19,264$19,910$20,523
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.95%4.65%3.87%2.26%3.35%3.08%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.95%10.88%15.17%17.77%21.72%25.46%
For private graduate schools in North Carolina state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $14,057 which has increased by 23.19% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 3.31259% while last year increase rate was 7.59%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for North Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$11,411$11,152$12,124$12,471$12,922$13,065$14,057
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-2.27%8.71%2.86%3.62%1.11%7.59%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-2.27%6.24%9.28%13.24%14.49%23.19%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at North Carolina college cost trends.

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