In the 1950s, North Carolina had established a high-tech hub with its now-venerated “Research Triangle,” focused on the research efforts of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University. Today the state also supports an extensive local community college system as well as smaller private schools. This guide provides an overview of some of North Carolina’s best colleges, including school rankings and comparison tools, information on tuition and financial aid, and a look at the state’s major geographical regions. Read on to find out more.

North Carolina College Leaderboard: 2016-17 Rankings

North Carolina North Carolina

The identification of the “best college” won’t be the same from person to person, but it’s true that many students value some key criteria, such as tuition, the availability of financial aid, and student-to-faculty ratio. Taking into account those factors and others, we’ve compiled the following ranking of North Carolina colleges to determine which come out on top.

1
1 McDowell Technical Community College
Score
99.77
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
8:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
9%
1McDowell Technical Community College
Score
99.77
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    8:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    9%

  • Graduation Rate 27%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 61
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
2
2 Rockingham Community College
Score
99.65
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
21%
2Rockingham Community College
Score
99.65
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    21%

  • Graduation Rate 15%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 49
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
3
3 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Score
98.88
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
9%
3Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Score
98.88
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    9%

  • Graduation Rate 18%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 109
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
4
4 Pitt Community College
Score
98.47
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
11%
4Pitt Community College
Score
98.47
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    11%

  • Graduation Rate 13%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 12
  • # Total Programs 116
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
5
5 Durham Technical Community College
Score
98.16
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$29,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
3%
5Durham Technical Community College
Score
98.16
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $29,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    3%

  • Graduation Rate 12%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 91
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
6
6 Randolph Community College
Score
98.05
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
11%
6Randolph Community College
Score
98.05
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    11%

  • Graduation Rate 15%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 66
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
7
7 Surry Community College
Score
97.96
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
11%
7Surry Community College
Score
97.96
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    11%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 7
  • # Total Programs 91
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
8
8 Alamance Community College
Score
97.80
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
16%
8Alamance Community College
Score
97.80
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    16%

  • Graduation Rate 11%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 85
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
9
9 Craven Community College
Score
97.17
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$29,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
9Craven Community College
Score
97.17
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $29,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 12%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 8
  • # Total Programs 53
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
10
10 Guilford Technical Community College
Score
96.99
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$28,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
10Guilford Technical Community College
Score
96.99
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $28,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 10%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 13
  • # Total Programs 115
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
11
11 Vance-Granville Community College
Score
96.64
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
18%
11Vance-Granville Community College
Score
96.64
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    18%

  • Graduation Rate 28%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 62
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
12
12 Piedmont Community College
Score
96.34
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
13%
12Piedmont Community College
Score
96.34
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    13%

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 109
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
13
13 Southwestern Community College
Score
96.29
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
15%
13Southwestern Community College
Score
96.29
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    15%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 7
  • # Total Programs 69
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
14
14 Catawba Valley Community College
Score
95.83
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
14Catawba Valley Community College
Score
95.83
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 21%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 81
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
15
15 Forsyth Technical Community College
Score
95.76
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
15Forsyth Technical Community College
Score
95.76
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 11
  • # Total Programs 154
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
16
16 Cape Fear Community College
Score
95.75
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
9%
16Cape Fear Community College
Score
95.75
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    9%

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 100
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
17
17 Wayne Community College
Score
95.60
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
17Wayne Community College
Score
95.60
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 18%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 8
  • # Total Programs 69
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
18
18 Blue Ridge Community College
Score
95.58
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
10%
18Blue Ridge Community College
Score
95.58
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    10%

  • Graduation Rate 17%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 119
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
19
19 Wilkes Community College
Score
95.51
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
17%
19Wilkes Community College
Score
95.51
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    17%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 71
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
20
20 Central Piedmont Community College
Score
95.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$28,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
3%
20Central Piedmont Community College
Score
95.08
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $28,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    3%

  • Graduation Rate 12%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 149
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
21
21 Lenoir Community College
Score
94.84
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
13%
21Lenoir Community College
Score
94.84
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    13%

  • Graduation Rate 12%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 8
  • # Total Programs 93
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
22
22 Southeastern Community College
Score
94.67
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
28%
22Southeastern Community College
Score
94.67
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    28%

  • Graduation Rate 10%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 62
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
23
23 Western Piedmont Community College
Score
94.64
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
10%
23Western Piedmont Community College
Score
94.64
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    10%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 65
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
24
24 Montgomery Community College
Score
94.52
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
8:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
19%
24Montgomery Community College
Score
94.52
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    8:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    19%

  • Graduation Rate 33%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 50
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
25
25 Coastal Carolina Community College
Score
94.40
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
3%
25Coastal Carolina Community College
Score
94.40
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    3%

  • Graduation Rate 25%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 57
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
26
26 South Piedmont Community College
Score
94.31
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$20,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
7%
26South Piedmont Community College
Score
94.31
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $20,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    7%

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 73
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
27
27 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Score
94.28
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
2%
27Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Score
94.28
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    2%

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 83
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
28
28 Davidson County Community College
Score
94.18
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
7%
28Davidson County Community College
Score
94.18
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    7%

  • Graduation Rate 26%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 98
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
29
29 Gaston College
Score
94.15
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
29Gaston College
Score
94.15
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 98
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
30
30 College of the Albemarle
Score
94.13
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
7%
30College of the Albemarle
Score
94.13
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    7%

  • Graduation Rate 19%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 51
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
31
31 Haywood Community College
Score
94.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$22,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
6:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
9%
31Haywood Community College
Score
94.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $22,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    6:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    9%

  • Graduation Rate 20%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 7
  • # Total Programs 73
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
32
32 Wake Technical Community College
Score
94.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
2%
32Wake Technical Community College
Score
94.02
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    2%

  • Graduation Rate 16%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 11
  • # Total Programs 130
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
33
33 Sandhills Community College
Score
93.71
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
18%
33Sandhills Community College
Score
93.71
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    18%

  • Graduation Rate 11%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 66
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
34
34 Stanly Community College
Score
93.62
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
15%
34Stanly Community College
Score
93.62
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    15%

  • Graduation Rate 25%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 12
  • # Total Programs 53
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
35
35 Bladen Community College
Score
93.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
2%
35Bladen Community College
Score
93.02
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    2%

  • Graduation Rate 12%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 7
  • # Total Programs 40
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
36
36 Fayetteville Technical Community College
Score
92.94
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
36Fayetteville Technical Community College
Score
92.94
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 7%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 17
  • # Total Programs 143
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
37
37 Carteret Community College
Score
92.91
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
8:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
8%
37Carteret Community College
Score
92.91
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    8:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    8%

  • Graduation Rate 16%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 56
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
38
38 Central Carolina Community College
Score
92.68
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
7%
38Central Carolina Community College
Score
92.68
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    7%

  • Graduation Rate 20%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 88
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
39
39 Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Score
92.41
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$47,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
7:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
39Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Score
92.41
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $47,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    7:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 50%
  • Acceptance Rate 17%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 8
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
40
40 Pamlico Community College
Score
92.30
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$22,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
11%
40Pamlico Community College
Score
92.30
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $22,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    11%

  • Graduation Rate 67%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 13
  • # Total Programs 39
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
41
41 Johnston Community College
Score
92.15
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
4%
41Johnston Community College
Score
92.15
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    4%

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 60
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
42
42 Nash Community College
Score
91.85
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
25:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
16%
42Nash Community College
Score
91.85
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    25:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    16%

  • Graduation Rate 7%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 74
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
43
43 Wilson Community College
Score
91.69
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
8%
43Wilson Community College
Score
91.69
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    8%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 47
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
44
44 Mitchell Community College
Score
91.57
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
9%
44Mitchell Community College
Score
91.57
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    9%

  • Graduation Rate 19%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 14
  • # Total Programs 61
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
45
45 Beaufort County Community College
Score
91.11
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
45Beaufort County Community College
Score
91.11
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 18%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 58
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
46
46 Cleveland Community College
Score
90.78
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
46Cleveland Community College
Score
90.78
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 23%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 77
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
47
47 James Sprunt Community College
Score
90.56
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
3%
47James Sprunt Community College
Score
90.56
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    3%

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 39
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
48
48 Martin Community College
Score
89.89
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$21,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
48Martin Community College
Score
89.89
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $21,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 8%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 59
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
49
49 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Score
89.73
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
49Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Score
89.73
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 20%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 61
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
50
50 Halifax Community College
Score
89.61
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$21,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
50Halifax Community College
Score
89.61
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $21,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 26%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 44
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
1
1 Duke University
Score
99.81
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$76,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
7:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
44%
1Duke University
Score
99.81
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $76,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    7:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    44%

  • Graduation Rate 95%
  • Acceptance Rate 11%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 161
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
2
2 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Score
99.64
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$50,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
45%
2University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Score
99.64
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $50,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    45%

  • Graduation Rate 89%
  • Acceptance Rate 28%
  • # Online Programs 9
  • # Total Programs 148
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
3
3 North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Score
98.03
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$47,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
50%
3North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Score
98.03
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $47,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    50%

  • Graduation Rate 71%
  • Acceptance Rate 52%
  • # Online Programs 34
  • # Total Programs 194
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
4
4 Wake Forest University
Score
97.92
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$61,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
40%
4Wake Forest University
Score
97.92
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $61,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    40%

  • Graduation Rate 87%
  • Acceptance Rate 34%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 73
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
5
5 Queens University of Charlotte
Score
97.87
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
5Queens University of Charlotte
Score
97.87
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 52%
  • Acceptance Rate 78%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 49
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
6
6 Davidson College
Score
97.57
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$58,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
60%
6Davidson College
Score
97.57
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $58,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    60%

  • Graduation Rate 92%
  • Acceptance Rate 22%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 27
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
7
7 Meredith College
Score
97.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
7Meredith College
Score
97.08
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 59%
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 56
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
8
8 Methodist University
Score
96.82
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
8Methodist University
Score
96.82
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 39%
  • Acceptance Rate 56%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 50
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
9
9 East Carolina University
Score
96.76
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
50%
9East Carolina University
Score
96.76
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    50%

  • Graduation Rate 58%
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • # Online Programs 49
  • # Total Programs 166
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
10
10 Elon University
Score
96.75
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$44,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
53%
10Elon University
Score
96.75
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $44,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    53%

  • Graduation Rate 83%
  • Acceptance Rate 54%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 70
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
11
11 Salem College
Score
96.67
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
11Salem College
Score
96.67
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 63%
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 39
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
12
12 Montreat College
Score
96.62
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$40,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
12Montreat College
Score
96.62
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $40,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 42%
  • Acceptance Rate 46%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 26
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
13
13 Barton College
Score
96.51
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
13Barton College
Score
96.51
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 48%
  • Acceptance Rate 38%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 35
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
14
14 University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Score
96.38
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$41,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
34%
14University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Score
96.38
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $41,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    34%

  • Graduation Rate 53%
  • Acceptance Rate 64%
  • # Online Programs 13
  • # Total Programs 131
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
15
15 University of Mount Olive
Score
96.34
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
15University of Mount Olive
Score
96.34
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 44%
  • Acceptance Rate 47%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 33
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
16
16 Campbell University
Score
96.27
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$42,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
87%
16Campbell University
Score
96.27
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $42,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    87%

  • Graduation Rate 51%
  • Acceptance Rate 68%
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 101
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
17
17 Guilford College
Score
96.03
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
17Guilford College
Score
96.03
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 57%
  • Acceptance Rate 62%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 36
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
18
18 Lenoir-Rhyne University
Score
95.90
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
18Lenoir-Rhyne University
Score
95.90
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 49%
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 47
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
19
19 University of North Carolina Wilmington
Score
95.73
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
43%
19University of North Carolina Wilmington
Score
95.73
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    43%

  • Graduation Rate 69%
  • Acceptance Rate 59%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 87
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
20
20 Pfeiffer University
Score
95.55
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
82%
20Pfeiffer University
Score
95.55
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    82%

  • Graduation Rate 41%
  • Acceptance Rate 47%
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 54
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
21
21 Mars Hill University
Score
95.54
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
21Mars Hill University
Score
95.54
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 46%
  • Acceptance Rate 62%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 32
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
22
22 Catawba College
Score
95.42
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
22Catawba College
Score
95.42
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 50%
  • Acceptance Rate 36%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 45
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
23
23 Appalachian State University
Score
95.22
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
39%
23Appalachian State University
Score
95.22
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    39%

  • Graduation Rate 66%
  • Acceptance Rate 63%
  • # Online Programs 9
  • # Total Programs 133
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
24
24 University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Score
95.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
49%
24University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Score
95.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    49%

  • Graduation Rate 54%
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • # Online Programs 16
  • # Total Programs 126
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
25
25 Gardner-Webb University
Score
95.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
96%
25Gardner-Webb University
Score
95.08
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    96%

  • Graduation Rate 45%
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • # Online Programs 29
  • # Total Programs 68
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
26
26 University of North Carolina at Asheville
Score
94.97
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
57%
26University of North Carolina at Asheville
Score
94.97
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    57%

  • Graduation Rate 55%
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 36
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
27
27 Wingate University
Score
94.41
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
27Wingate University
Score
94.41
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 45%
  • Acceptance Rate 75%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 41
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
28
28 Greensboro College
Score
94.40
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
28Greensboro College
Score
94.40
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 53
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
29
29 North Carolina Central University
Score
94.28
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
81%
29North Carolina Central University
Score
94.28
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    81%

  • Graduation Rate 43%
  • Acceptance Rate 43%
  • # Online Programs 13
  • # Total Programs 77
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
30
30 Western Carolina University
Score
94.21
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
67%
30Western Carolina University
Score
94.21
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    67%

  • Graduation Rate 48%
  • Acceptance Rate 43%
  • # Online Programs 16
  • # Total Programs 98
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
31
31 High Point University
Score
94.14
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
72%
31High Point University
Score
94.14
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    72%

  • Graduation Rate 61%
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 51
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
32
32 Winston-Salem State University
Score
94.03
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
67%
32Winston-Salem State University
Score
94.03
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    67%

  • Graduation Rate 40%
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • # Online Programs 7
  • # Total Programs 54
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
33
33 Belmont Abbey College
Score
93.94
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
33Belmont Abbey College
Score
93.94
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 43%
  • Acceptance Rate 69%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 17
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
34
34 North Carolina A & T State University
Score
93.41
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
59%
34North Carolina A & T State University
Score
93.41
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    59%

  • Graduation Rate 43%
  • Acceptance Rate 57%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 97
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
35
35 Elizabeth City State University
Score
93.18
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
59%
35Elizabeth City State University
Score
93.18
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    59%

  • Graduation Rate 43%
  • Acceptance Rate 49%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 40
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
36
36 Johnson C Smith University
Score
93.18
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
56%
36Johnson C Smith University
Score
93.18
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    56%

  • Graduation Rate 42%
  • Acceptance Rate 42%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 29
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
37
37 Warren Wilson College
Score
92.82
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
91%
37Warren Wilson College
Score
92.82
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    91%

  • Graduation Rate 57%
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 21
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
38
38 Piedmont International University
Score
92.62
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
84%
38Piedmont International University
Score
92.62
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    84%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate 46%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 10
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
39
39 Lees-McRae College
Score
92.39
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
39Lees-McRae College
Score
92.39
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 34%
  • Acceptance Rate 62%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 23
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
40
40 William Peace University
Score
92.33
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
40William Peace University
Score
92.33
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 31%
  • Acceptance Rate 63%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 17
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
41
41 University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Score
92.33
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
40%
41University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Score
92.33
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    40%

  • Graduation Rate 34%
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 63
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
42
42 Brevard College
Score
92.21
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
42Brevard College
Score
92.21
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate 43%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 20
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
43
43 Bennett College
Score
92.16
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$29,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
76%
43Bennett College
Score
92.16
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $29,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    76%

  • Graduation Rate 37%
  • Acceptance Rate 92%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 17
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
44
44 St Andrews University
Score
91.98
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
94%
44St Andrews University
Score
91.98
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    94%

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate 57%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 18
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
45
45 North Carolina Wesleyan College
Score
91.72
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
89%
45North Carolina Wesleyan College
Score
91.72
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    89%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 24
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
46
46 Chowan University
Score
91.69
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
46Chowan University
Score
91.69
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 29
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
47
47 Fayetteville State University
Score
90.98
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
69%
47Fayetteville State University
Score
90.98
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    69%

  • Graduation Rate 31%
  • Acceptance Rate 50%
  • # Online Programs 8
  • # Total Programs 48
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
48
48 Saint Augustine’s University
Score
90.04
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$28,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
24%
48Saint Augustine’s University
Score
90.04
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $28,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    24%

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate 74%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 31
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
49
49 Shaw University
Score
89.03
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
58%
49Shaw University
Score
89.03
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    58%

  • Graduation Rate 26%
  • Acceptance Rate 59%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 27
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
50
50 Livingstone College
Score
88.37
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
63%
50Livingstone College
Score
88.37
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    63%

  • Graduation Rate 23%
  • Acceptance Rate 64%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 26
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes

North Carolina College Search & Compare Tool

After doing an initial round of research to select potential schools, students may find it helpful to compare those schools side-by-side. The search tool below allows users to select certain criteria and then get apples-to-apples results about how they stack up against each other.

Maximum Tuition
  • $7.5k
  • $15k
  • $22.5k
  • $22.5k+
Advanced Search
Campus-Only Programs
School Type
Maximum Student Population
  • 1k
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • 20k
  • 20k+
Expand Map
Compare key info for up to 4 schools

Please remove a school if you would like to compare a new one

Please remove a school if you would like to compare a new one

Show:

College Outreach Programs in North Carolina

Getting into college is one major hurdle for prospective students, and figuring how to pay for it is another. North Carolina offers several college preparation and planning programs, including ones that help high school students get a head start on college; assist disadvantaged students with getting into college; and give a second chance to students who have been denied admission. Following is a look at a few of the state’s programs.

Career and College Promise

This program gives students a head start on working toward a college degree or professional credential by taking free college courses during their high school years. When they graduate, they will already be several college credits closer to a four-year degree, allowing them to save money on tuition. Students can also take courses that apply toward vocational training or credentials, such as a diploma or certificate.

Project Uplift

This annual program invites high school seniors to spend two days on the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina. Students are selected from ethnic and racial minority groups, as well as from rural and financial disadvantaged situations. The program is designed to assist those who may face additional difficulties pursuing a college education, as well as to foster diversity among the student body at UNC. Students are introduced to college life from both social and academic perspectives.

College Redirection

College Redirection targets students previously denied admission into college and allows them to be recruited by North Carolina colleges and universities that still have openings available. Students may put their name in a pool, and other North Carolina colleges and universities may then offer them a slot. The program runs during the summer, after the initial round of admissions has ended but some schools still have openings they want to fill with qualified applicants.

Cost Analysis of Attending North Carolina Colleges

The cost of higher education in North Carolina depends on several factors, most notably tuition and financial aid. Few students are lucky enough to land a full scholarship, or to have substantial financial resources at their disposal. Instead, most will rely on financial aid and will likely place heavy emphasis on tuition costs when deciding which school to attend. The next three charts aim to provide average tuition rates and financial aid data, so that students can put a school’s cost of attendance into perspective.

Average North Carolina Tuition & Fees at 4-Year Public Colleges

Source: CollegeBoard

% of North Carolina Students Receiving Financial Aid

Source: IPEDS

Average Financial Aid Award for North Carolina Students

Source: IPEDS

* Institutional aid represents grant and scholarship funds directly awarded by a postsecondary institution.

* Financial aid data represents 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Most Affordable North Carolina Colleges

Tuition rates never tell the whole story. Financial aid awards, especially grants and scholarships, can substantially offset a school’s tuition. Here we list the six most affordable colleges and universities in North Carolina based on their net price, which is the cost of attendance less any financial aid awards.

Average
Annual Net
Price

Cost for students awarded federal financial aid, after school and government aid is deducted. At public colleges, only applies to in-state students.

North Carolina College Net Price vs. National Average
NORTH CAROLINA $17,339 Average
Annual Net Price
$18,073

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

North Carolina Colleges Highest Alumni Earnings

For most students, what they can expect to earn after graduating is an important factor when deciding whether a particular school is a worthy investment. Below is a ranking of North Carolina’s top six schools with the highest paid alumni 10 years after enrollment.

Annual
Median Earnings
10 Years
After Entering
College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

North Carolina Alumni Salaries vs. National Average
NORTH CAROLINA $37,187 Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After Entering College
$42,759

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Colleges in North Carolina With Least Alumni Debt

While determining earning potential is important, another key metric is the average student debt from a particular school. The following ranking lists the six best schools in North Carolina for graduates with the least amount of student loan debt.

Median
Federal Student
Loan Debt After
Graduation

Only for undergraduates who completed college; does not include Parent-PLUS loans.

North Carolina College Grad Debt Vs. National Average
NORTH CAROLINA $24,829 Median Federal Student
Loan Debt After Graduation
$23,145

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

North Carolina Cost of Living: College Expenses Beyond Tuition

To get the most complete picture on the cost of attending colleges in North Carolina, students must consider the cost of living in a particular area. Low tuition rates help, but they may not offset the overall expenses associated with daily life. As a whole, students can expect the cost of living in North Carolina to be about 5 percent less than the national average, with housing offering a decided break at 15 percent less, but each metro area will be slightly different. Check out the chart below to get a better idea of where a particular area of the state stands in terms of cost of living.

area composite index housing groceries utilities transportation health care misc.
Statewide Average 95% 86% 100% 100% 96% 101% 99%
Charlotte 95% 83% 99% 102% 96% 103% 101%
Durham 89% 71% 97% 88% 103% 102% 94%
Raleigh 91% 71% 106% 98% 90% 102% 100%
Wilmington 106% 107% 107% 110% 98% 102% 107%
Winston-Salem 93% 67% 97% 111% 99% 105% 106%

Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research

College Accreditation in North Carolina

When evaluating North Carolina colleges to create a shortlist of possibilities, students should pay special attention to accreditation. Accreditation is verification by an independent entity that a particular school or program meets certain educational standards. Employers typically prefer graduates from accredited institutions, and students may be unable to transfer course credits from unaccredited schools. Financial aid options are also limited for students at unaccredited schools; they are ineligible for federal funding.

Schools can be accredited at both the institutional and program level. Most North Carolina schools seek general accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. At the program level, other organizations accredit specific programs in areas such as engineering, chemistry, nursing and law. Here are a few examples:

Major College Cities in North Carolina

Charlotte

Recent college graduates will find a welcoming atmosphere in Charlotte, which ranks second nationally for the best areas for job-seeking grads. Forbes Magazine also listed Charlotte as a top 20 city for businesses and careers. Students can choose from the extensive academic options offered by a large public university, the more intimate environment of a private college, or the practicality and convenience of community college.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

CharlotteUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte Public $12,268 $41,700
As the fourth-largest school in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Charlotte serves approximately 27,000 students and is one of the state's fastest-growing schools. The Charlotte campus opened as a college center in 1946 for returning veterans, and has expanded today to offer some 90 bachelor's degree programs and over 100 graduate programs in a wide variety of fields, such as applied mathematics, real estate and kinesiology.
CharlotteCentral Piedmont Community College Public $11,296 $28,100
With a 50-year history, CPCC has six campuses within Mecklenburg County and offers more than 100 programs, including diplomas, degrees and certificate options in areas such as electrical engineering, medical assisting, accounting, dental hygiene and welding technology. No matter their areas of study, all students learn the 'Core 4' which consist of the basic competencies of critical thinking, personal growth, communication and responsibility.
CharlotteQueens University of Charlotte Private not-for-profit $23,166 $38,600
Opened in 1857, the Presbyterian-affiliated Queens now has a student population of about 2,200. Undergraduates can choose from among 40 majors, and graduate students have 10 programs available. The small student body enjoys a student-to-faculty ratio of just 10:1, with the average class size consisting of only 14 students.
Raleigh

The state's capital might also be thought of as its intellectual capital, with a population that is trained and educated in various fields from art to technology. Raleigh and its next-door neighbor Durham serve as an anchor for the three North Carolina colleges that comprise the respected Research Triangle; the area also is home to several other private and community colleges.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

RaleighNorth Carolina State University at Raleigh Public $13,164 $47,500
NC State is one of North Carolina's premier research institutions, with strong programs in engineering, agriculture, and education among its many offerings. With a student population of over 34,000, NC State makes a notable impact on North Carolina's economy, especially in the science and technology sectors.
RaleighWake Technical Community College Public $8,991 $31,300
WTCC is the largest community college in North Carolina, providing academic and professional instruction to over 70,000 students. WTCC is spread over five campuses and two training centers, offering Raleigh-area residents more than 200 diplomas, degrees and certificates. Some of these programs include web and graphic design, materials engineering, applied biotechnology, computer programming and hospitality management.
RaleighWilliam Peace University Private not-for-profit $18,396 $35,900
Founded in 1857, students at this institution enjoy personal attention with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. William Peace University has the real-world numbers to back up its quality education, with a 97 percent job or graduate school placement rate. Students also garner plenty of volunteer experience with over 7,000 hours of community service logged from students.

Source: College Scorecard

North Carolina College Resources

Students preparing for college can benefit from the insight of those who already know the ropes. To make the process a little smoother, we’ve prepared a list of resources that prospective students can turn to for more information about North Carolina colleges.

College Foundation of North Carolina

The Foundation’s website serves as a general resource for North Carolina students who are preparing for college, offering advice in areas such as high school planning and financial aid.

eLearningNC

This is a clearinghouse of information about accessing and using North Carolina’s out-of-classroom electronic learning options, primarily through online classes. E-learning is supported at multiple education levels, including college and professional learning.

NC Community Colleges

The website for the state’s community college system provides students with career resources, distance learning options and curriculum information.

NC4Vets – Education

NC4Vets is a comprehensive resource for the state’s military veterans, explaining benefits and programs available to veterans wishing to go to college in North Carolina.

North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities

NCICU represents the 36 private colleges and universities in North Carolina. Students interested in a private college education can get information about finding a college, accessing student programs, and paying for school.

University of North Carolina – A System of Higher Learning

Students interested in attending the University of North Carolina at one of its 17 campuses can find a multitude of information concerning scholarships, choosing a degree and admission requirements.