For an undergraduate education, don't waste your money. You are better off
going to your state university. Even better, go to your local community college for 2 years and transfer. I flat out told my daughter you can go to any UNC System school you want. I don't care which one. However, I was not going to pay for private school or out-of-state.
As long as there is a state of North Carolina, your degree will always be worth something.