North Carolina Colleges List

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The best college in North Carolina on the UR rankings list is Duke University, which places 13th in the top 100 US Colleges list, and 27th in the world list. Other notable colleges in the state are Wake Forest (27th in the US), the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill (35th in the USA), and North Carolina State University (64th best college in the USA).

List of North Carolina Colleges

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Barton College200 Atlantic Christian Col Dr NE, Wilson, NC 27893Private1057$26,664$26,66442%1902
Belmont Abbey College100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont, NC 28012Private1647$18,500$18,50068%1876
Bennett College for Women900 E. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401Private780$17,130$17,13070%1873
Brevard College1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712Private701$26,170$26,17045%1853
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences401 Medical Park Drive, Concord, NC 28025-2405Private451$11,636$11,6361942
Campbell University143 Main St, Buies Creek, NC 27506Private4465$27,530$27,53070%1887
Catawba College2300 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144Private1298$27,360$27,36041%1851
Chowan University1 University Place, Murfreesboro, NC 27855Private1361$23,050$23,05062%1848
Davidson College209 Ridge Road, Davidson, NC 28035Private1788$45,377$45,37726%1837
Duke UniversityDurham, NC 27708Private6646$47,488$47,48812%1838
Elon University100 Campus Dr, Elon, NC 27244Private5599$31,247$31,24754%1889
Gardner-Webb University110 S Main St, Boiling Springs, NC 28017Private2559$27,080$27,08048%1905
Greensboro College815 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401-1875Private1250$26,306$26,30678%1838
Guilford College5800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410Private2302$33,430$33,43068%1837
High Point University833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262-3598Private3999$31,480$31,48072%1924
Johnson C. Smith University100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216Private1387$18,336$18,33637%1867
Lees-McRae College191 Main St W, Banner Elk, NC 28604Private890$24,150$24,15067%1900
Lenoir-Rhyne University625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601Private1491$30,922$30,92268%1891
Livingstone College701 W. Monroe Street, Salisbury, NC 28144Private1175$16,825$16,82572%1879
Mars Hill College100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, NC 28754Private14441856
Meredith College3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298Private1571$32,140$32,14062%1891
Methodist University5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1498Private2300$27,830$27,83061%1956
Mid-Atlantic Christian University715 N. Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909Private161$13,105$13,1051948
Montreat College310 Gaither Cir, Montreat, NC 28757Private$23,420$23,42054%1917
North Carolina Wesleyan College3400 N. Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC 27804Private1602$26,981$26,98147%1956
Peace College (William Peace University)15 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27604Private1018$23,900$23,90061%1857
Pfeiffer University48380 U.S. 52, Misenheimer, NC 28109Private951$25,590$25,59098%1885
Queens University of Charlotte1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274Private1734$30,850$30,85077%1857
Saint Andrews Presbyterian College1700 Dogwood Mile St, Laurinburg, NC 28352Private6001958
Saint Augustine's University1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610-2298Private1299$17,890$17,89067%1867
Salem College601 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101Private979$25,356$25,35658%1772
Shaw University118 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601Private1999$16,480$16,48055%1865
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary120 S Wingate St, Wake Forest, NC 27587Private1950
University of Mount Olive634 Henderson Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365Private3414$17,300$17,30048%1951
University of North Carolina System
Appalachian State University287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608Public16025$6,553$19,72066%1899
East Carolina UniversityEast Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858-4353Public21508$6,143$21,34073%1907
Elizabeth City State University1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909Public2336$4,497$16,17252%1891
Fayetteville State University1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301Public5410$5,035$16,64361%1867
North Carolina A&T State University1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411Public8872$5,422$16,50357%1891
North Carolina Central University1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707Public6220$5,525$16,94039%1910
North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC 27695Public24536$8,296$23,55147%1887
UNC Asheville1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804Public3736$6,392$21,26369%1927
UNC Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC 27523Public18370$8,374$33,62427%1789
UNC Charlotte9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001Public21503$6,179$18,70863%1946
UNC Greensboro1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27412Public14348$6,442$21,30458%1891
UNC Pembroke1 University Dr, Pembroke, NC 28372Public5429$5,287$15,23871%1887
UNC School of the Arts1533 S Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27127Public739$5,870$19,81044%1963
UNC Wilmington601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5963Public12428$6,392$20,51757%1947
Western Carolina University1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723Public8448$6,531$16,92439%1889
Winston-Salem State University601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27110Public6442$5,468$14,28156%1892
Wake Forest University1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106Private4823$46,200$46,20035%1834
Warren Wilson CollegeAsheville, NC 28815Private830$30,852$30,85270%1894
Wingate University220 N Camden Rd, Wingate, NC 28174Private2009$26,300$26,30079%1896

The largest colleges in the state by undergraduate student body are the North Carolina State University (24,536 students) and the East Carolina University (located in Greenville; 21,508 students). While the smaller establishments include the UNC School of the Arts (739 students) and the Bennett College for Women (780 students).

Of the main higher education establishments that are public the lowest tuition fees are offered by Elizabeth City State University (In-state tuition: $4,497; Out of state fees: $16,172), and Fayetteville State University (In-state: $5,035; Out of state: $16,643).

Conversely the highest priced public college in North Carolina is UNC Chapel Hill ($8,374 In-state tuition fees and $33,624 Out of state fees).

Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments are the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences ($11,636) and the Mid-Atlantic Christian University ($13,105), whilst the most expensive universities in the state are Duke ($47,488) and Wake Forest ($46,200).

The most selective places in the list of North Carolina colleges are Duke (12% acceptance rate) and Davidson College (26%). The oldest college in North Carolina is Salem College, established in 1772.

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