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Best Colleges in North Carolina

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in North Carolina. By school type, there are 4 public and 6 private schools in best schools in North Carolina. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Duke UniversityDurham, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Davidson CollegeDavidson, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Elon UniversityElon, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
7 Salem CollegeWinston-Salem, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master
8 Meredith CollegeRaleigh, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
9 University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmington, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Appalachian State UniversityBoone, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in North Carolina is $28,628 for State residents and $38,755 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 50.80% and graduation rate is 81.30%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Duke University $57,633 8% 96% 6:116,172
2 Davidson College $55,175 20% 93% 9:11,983
3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $8,980 / $36,159 25% 91% 13:130,092
4 North Carolina State University at Raleigh $9,101 / $29,220 46% 84% 14:136,042
5 Wake Forest University $57,760 32% 89% 10:18,789
6 Elon University $37,921 72% 83% 12:17,117
7 Salem College $30,266 85% 66% 11:1636
8 Meredith College $39,952 72% 64% 11:11,802
9 University of North Carolina Wilmington $7,181 / $21,246 68% 74% 17:117,915
10 Appalachian State University $7,410 / $22,217 80% 73% 16:120,023
Average$28,628 / $38,75550.80%81.30%11.90:114,057
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