Tuition and Financial Aid

An NC State Jenkins MBA gives you a powerful return on investment by combining academic excellence, affordability and desirability. It’s possible to complete your education for much less than comparable programs.

An Investment in Your Future

Financing your education can be achieved through a variety of resources. First, you’ll need to know what it costs.

Based on tuition rates recommended for the 2019-20 academic year, Jenkins MBA students can expect to pay approximately the tuition amounts shown in the table below. All amounts shown are minimum estimates for full program tuition and do not include books, materials costs, and future tuition increases. You can find estimated annual expenses on the Student Services Website.

In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition
Full-Time $51,595 $87,217
Professional Main Campus $46,155-$60,000** varies*
Professional RTP $46,155-$60,000** varies*
Online $46,155 $81,075

*Varies, depending on how many courses are taken per semester and the time taken to convert to NC residency.
** Tuition rates are based 2019-20 figures and are subject to change.

Tuition Details

Full tuition information can be found on the University Cashier’s Office website:

Actual tuition will depend on a variety of factors, including the number of credit hours taken during an academic term, whether you take course during a summer session, the length of time you take to complete your degree, and whether you take courses outside of your “base” location or format.

The Professional Evening Main Campus tuition shown is based on the Accelerated Course Sequence outlined here.

Overall fees are expected to slightly increase each year (mandated by legislature or university). A typical increase is 3 percent.

If you are a US citizen who is not a North Carolina resident, your fees will likely decrease your second year once you qualify for in-state residency.

All students entering the program are asked to pay a one-time $100 fee to the MBA Student Association (MBASA). The fee will be used for professional and social student events and activities within the MBA student clubs.

Residency Requirement

Applicants to NC State typically have their initial tuition residency status determined based on responses they provide as part of their application to the MBA program. More information about residency status may be found on The Graduate School website.

Tuition Implications

NC State Jenkins MBA RTP Campus

NC State Jenkins MBA RTP Campus

At NC State, Full-time and Professional Evening Main Campus students are charged at Main Campus rates regardless of where they take courses (Main Campus, Online, RTP). Professional Evening RTP and Professional Online students, however, pay the distance education rates when taking courses at RTP or online, and Main Campus rates if they take courses on Main Campus. Jenkins MBA students are required to review and confirm understanding of these tuition discrepancies prior to taking courses outside of their “base” format or location.