Save more than $42,000 on average with doing your first 2 years at Central Piedmont. On average, a four-year university costs more than $23,000 in the first year alone. 4-year college or university in the Charlotte area accredited by SACSCOC cost an average of $23,948 in tuition and fees (including room and board where applicable) per year. A UNC system school costs an average of $6,284 per year. We cost an average of $3,244 per year.