2022 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Western Carolina University is $4,367 for North Carolina residents and $8,367 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2022-2023 estimated tuition & fees is $4,451 for North Carolina residents and $8,450 for out-of-state students.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 1.91% for North Carolina residents and increased by 0.99% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 0.41% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 0.45% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount ($9,615) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,581 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2021-2022 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$4,285 $8,285$13,973
2021-2022$4,367$8,367$14,030
Change % 2021-20221.91%0.99%0.41%
2022-2023$4,451$8,450$14,087
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
The estimated 2022-2023 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $7,480 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,887 for the academic year 2021-2022.
The graduate 2022-2023 estimated tuition & fees at Western Carolina University is $7,547 for North Carolina residents and $17,953 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.89% for North Carolina residents and increased by 0.37% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($10,488) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($18,361 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$7,414 $17,821$13,973
2021-2022$7,480$17,887$14,030
Change % 2021-20220.89%0.37%0.41%
2022-2023$7,547$17,953$14,087
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
The estimated 2022-2023 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Western Carolina University.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$173$332
2021-2022$755$556
2022-2023$3,295$931
Graduate2020-2021$410$1,174
2021-2022$410$1,174
2022-2023$410$1,174
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $33,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $41,300 for Western Carolina University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$33,400$35,800$31,200
7 Years After Graduation$32,400--
8 Years After Graduation$36,800--
9 Years After Graduation$37,000--
10 Years After Graduation$41,300$46,800$36,100

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Western Carolina University?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $18,599 for North Carolina residents and $34,585 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$4,477$4,590$4,706$4,825$18,599
Out-of-State$8,477$8,589$8,702$8,817$34,585
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$4,590$4,706$4,825$4,947$19,068
Out-of-State$8,589$8,702$8,817$8,933$35,041
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$4,706$4,825$4,947$5,072$19,550
Out-of-State$8,702$8,817$8,933$9,051$35,503
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$4,825$4,947$5,072$5,200$20,043
Out-of-State$8,817$8,933$9,051$9,170$35,970
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$4,947$5,072$5,200$5,331$20,549
Out-of-State$8,933$9,051$9,170$9,291$36,444
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $79,633 for North Carolina residents and $95,620 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Western Carolina University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,346$19,704$20,162$20,630$79,633
Out-of-State$23,346$23,703$24,084$24,487$95,620
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,704$20,088$20,556$21,036$81,212
Out-of-State$23,703$24,084$24,487$24,911$97,184
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,088$20,495$20,975$21,466$82,882
Out-of-State$24,084$24,487$24,911$25,353$98,835
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$20,495$20,925$21,416$21,919$84,638
Out-of-State$24,487$24,911$25,353$25,813$100,565
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$20,925$21,374$21,877$22,392$86,472
Out-of-State$24,911$25,353$25,813$26,289$102,367
Last year, 68% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $57,069 for North Carolina residents and $73,056 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Western Carolina University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$13,705$14,063$14,521$14,989$57,069
Out-of-State$17,705$18,062$18,443$18,846$73,056
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,063$14,447$14,915$15,395$58,648
Out-of-State$18,062$18,443$18,846$19,270$74,620
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,447$14,854$15,334$15,825$60,318
Out-of-State$18,443$18,846$19,270$19,712$76,271
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,854$15,284$15,775$16,278$62,074
Out-of-State$18,846$19,270$19,712$20,172$78,001
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$15,284$15,733$16,236$16,751$63,908
Out-of-State$19,270$19,712$20,172$20,648$79,803

2022 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Western Carolina University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Western Carolina University 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$4,367$621$14,030$8,367$621 $14,030
Graduate$7,480 $621$14,030$17,887 $621$14,030


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