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Total Student Population Comparison

The total student population of best schools in North Carolina is 140,571 with 79,693 female students and 60,878 male students. This enrollment statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021. The following table compares the student population for both undergraduate and graduate schools between best schools in North Carolina.
Among the best schools in North Carolina, North Carolina State University at Raleigh has the most enrolled students of 36,042, while Salem College has the least number of students of 636 for both in graduate and undergraduate programs.
Student Population Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Duke University16,1727,657 8,515
2Davidson College1,983947 1,036
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill30,09212,339 17,753
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh36,04218,481 17,561
5Wake Forest University8,7894,014 4,775
6Elon University7,1172,845 4,272
7Salem College63624 612
8Meredith College1,80229 1,773
9University of North Carolina Wilmington17,9156,250 11,665
10Appalachian State University20,0238,292 11,731
Total140,571 60,87879,693

Undergraduate Student Population

The total undergraduate population of best schools in North Carolina is 100,701 with 57,040 female students and 43,661 male students. The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate enrollment between best schools in North Carolina.
Among the best schools in North Carolina, North Carolina State University at Raleigh has the most enrolled undergraduate students of 26,150, while Salem College has the least number of undergraduate students of 492.
Undergraduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Duke University6,7173,315 3,402
2Davidson College1,983947 1,036
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill19,3957,784 11,611
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh26,15013,538 12,612
5Wake Forest University5,4412,519 2,922
6Elon University6,2912,535 3,756
7Salem College49210 482
8Meredith College1,5211 1,520
9University of North Carolina Wilmington14,6505,290 9,360
10Appalachian State University18,0617,722 10,339
Total100,70143,66157,040

Graduate Student Population

The total graduate population of best schools in North Carolina is 100,701 with 57,040 female students and 43,661 male students. The following table compares 2019-2020 graduate enrollment between best schools in North Carolina.
Among the best schools in North Carolina, North Carolina State University at Raleigh has the most enrolled graduate students of 26,150, while Salem College has the least number of graduate students of 492.
Graduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Duke University6,7173,315 3,402
2Davidson College1,983947 1,036
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill19,3957,784 11,611
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh26,15013,538 12,612
5Wake Forest University5,4412,519 2,922
6Elon University6,2912,535 3,756
7Salem College49210 482
8Meredith College1,5211 1,520
9University of North Carolina Wilmington14,6505,290 9,360
10Appalachian State University18,0617,722 10,339
Total100,70143,66157,040

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

The following table compares 2019-2020 distance learning enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs between best schools in North Carolina. In undergraduate programs, out of total 98,718 students, 34,525 students (34.97%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 53,533 students (54.23%) have learned from at least one online course. For graduate schools, out of total 39,870 students, 14,860 students (37.27%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 8,300 students (20.82%) have learned from at least one online course.
Online Course (Distance Learning) Population Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameUndergraduateGraduate
TotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online ClassesTotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online Classes
1Duke University6,717 2,810
(41.83%)
3,814
(56.78%)
9,455 187
(1.98%)
34
(0.36%)
2Davidson CollegeDavidson College does not offer online courses.
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill19,395 18,160
(93.63%)
1,065
(5.49%)
10,697 6,695
(62.59%)
1,531
(14.31%)
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh26,150 6,271
(23.98%)
18,681
(71.44%)
9,892 3,700
(37.40%)
4,048
(40.92%)
5Wake Forest University5,441 575
(10.57%)
4,770
(87.67%)
3,348 795
(23.75%)
1,451
(43.34%)
6Elon University6,291 - -826 - -
7Salem College492 492
(100.00%)
-144 144
(100.00%)
-
8Meredith College1,521 - -281 6
(2.14%)
-
9University of North Carolina Wilmington14,650 3,942
(26.91%)
10,206
(69.67%)
3,265 2,327
(71.27%)
557
(17.06%)
10Appalachian State University18,061 2,275
(12.60%)
14,997
(83.04%)
1,962 1,006
(51.27%)
679
(34.61%)
Average98,718 34,525
(34.97%)
53,533
(54.23%)
39,870 14,860
(37.27%)
8,300
(20.82%)
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in North Carolinaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.