North Carolina Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in North Carolina

Are you thinking about heading out-of-state for college? With tuition costs for non-residents soaring, you might be missing out on a good deal by leaving North Carolina. After all, tourists from all over the world come to play at the state's golf courses, to drink wine at gorgeous wineries and to hit the pristine beaches. It's no wonder that North Carolina is the sixth most visited state in the country. But when it's time to hit the books, you'll find a wide range of two-year and four-year schools available to you. Whether you are interested in colleges in North Carolina like North Carolina State University in Raleigh or a private institution like North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, you'll find a variety of options to help you advance toward your academic and career needs.

Reaping the rewards of your North Carolina college education

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the state's main industries are advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, automotive, biopharmaceuticals, defense, energy, financial services, software and information technology and textiles. Upon graduation, there's also no place like home, especially for those with business/finance degrees. CNBC ranked North Carolina fourth on its list of "America's Top Places for Business" in 2010. You already know that Charlotte, with its vibrant nightlife, is a great place to visit. It's also a great place for employment, as it is the country's second-largest banking center--how cool is that? It's home to Bank of America as well as 15 other Fortune 500 companies such as Lowe's, Duke Energy, Goodrich and more. The Research Triangle Park (which takes its name from its location between the research institutions of North Carolina State in Raleigh, Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), is an enormous science and research park that is home to nearly 200 companies.

Some of the occupations with the highest number of openings in the state and the mean wages earned by workers in those fields included, according to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $66,100
  2. Elementary school teachers: $43,200
  3. Physicians and surgeons: $173,870
  4. Post-secondary teachers: $83,550
  5. Registered nurses: $60,260

There's nothing quite like going to college in your home state. You get to keep the same friends while making new ones at one of the universities in North Carolina. And how about being close enough for mom to do your laundry? You can't do that while living states away.

See also: North Carolina Vocational Schools and Career Training

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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway.
  • A team of about 4,000 faculty members are focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Academic programs available in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Program Coordinators work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway.
  • A team of about 4,000 faculty members are focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Academic programs available in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Program Coordinators work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
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Prepare to advance your STEM career with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Our master’s degree programs empower you to create new career opportunities through a curriculum that teaches the latest theories and concepts rooted in real-world experiential learning. Best of all, our online course delivery gives you more control over your study schedule—perfect for students who are currently mid-career.

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Other Colleges & Universities in North Carolina

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Alamance Community College
Graham, North Carolina www.alamancecc.edu
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina www.appstate.edu
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, North Carolina www.abtech.edu
Barton College
Wilson, North Carolina www.barton.edu
Beaufort County Community College
Washington, North Carolina www.beaufortccc.edu
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont, North Carolina www.belmontabbeycollege.edu
Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, North Carolina www.bennett.edu
Bladen Community College
Dublin, North Carolina www.bladencc.edu
Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, Brevard, North Carolina www.blueridge.edu
Brevard College
Brevard, North Carolina www.brevard.edu
Brunswick Community College
Supply, North Carolina www.brunswickcc.edu
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, North Carolina www.cabarruscollege.edu
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, North Carolina www.cccti.edu
Campbell University
Buies Creek, North Carolina www.campbell.edu
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, North Carolina www.cfcc.edu
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, North Carolina www.carolinascollege.edu
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, North Carolina www.carteret.edu
Catawba College
Salisbury, North Carolina www.catawba.edu
Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, North Carolina www.cvcc.edu
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, Pittsboro, Lillington, Siler City, North Carolina www.cccc.edu
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, North Carolina www.cpcc.edu
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, North Carolina www.chowan.edu
Cleveland Community College
Shelby, North Carolina www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu
Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, North Carolina www.coastalcarolina.edu
College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, Manteo, Edenton, North Carolina www.albemarle.edu
Craven Community College
New Bern, North Carolina www.cravencc.edu
Davidson College
Davidson, North Carolina www.davidson.edu
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina www.duke.edu
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, North Carolina www.durhamtech.edu
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina www.ecu.edu
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, Rocky Mount, North Carolina www.edgecombe.edu
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, North Carolina www.ecsu.edu
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina www.elon.edu
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, North Carolina www.uncfsu.edu
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, North Carolina www.faytechcc.edu
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston Salem, North Carolina www.forsythtech.edu
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, North Carolina www.gardner-webb.edu
Gaston College
Dallas, North Carolina www.gaston.edu
Greensboro College
Greensboro, North Carolina www.greensborocollege.edu
Guilford College
Greensboro, North Carolina www.guilford.edu
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, North Carolina www.gtcc.edu
Halifax Community College
Weldon, North Carolina www.halifaxcc.edu
Haywood Community College
Clyde, North Carolina www.haywood.edu
Heritage Bible College
Dunn, North Carolina www.heritagebiblecollege.org
High Point University
High Point, North Carolina www.highpoint.edu
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, North Carolina www.isothermal.edu
James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, North Carolina www.jamessprunt.edu
John Wesley College
High Point, North Carolina www.johnwesley.edu
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, North Carolina www.jcsu.edu
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, Clayton, North Carolina www.johnstoncc.edu
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, North Carolina www.lmc.edu
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, Snow Hill, Trenton, North Carolina www.lenoircc.edu
Lenoir-Rhyne College
Hickory, North Carolina www.lr.edu
Livingstone College
Salisbury, North Carolina www.livingstone.edu
Louisburg College
Louisburg, North Carolina www.louisburg.edu
Mars Hill College
Mars Hill, North Carolina www.mhc.edu
Martin Community College
Williamston, North Carolina www.martincc.edu
Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, North Carolina www.mayland.edu
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, North Carolina www.mcdowelltech.edu
Meredith College
Raleigh, North Carolina www.meredith.edu
Methodist University
Fayetteville, North Carolina www.methodist.edu
Mitchell Community College
Statesville, North Carolina www.mitchellcc.edu
Montgomery Community College
Troy, North Carolina www.montgomery.edu
Montreat College
Montreat, North Carolina www.montreat.edu
Mount Olive College
Mount Olive, North Carolina www.moc.edu