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Total Enrollment 564,470
Undergraduate 486,732
Graduate 77,738
Men 224,901
Women 339,569

Student Population at North Carolina Colleges

At North Carolina colleges, there are 564,470 students including 486,732 undergraduate and 77,738 graduate schools students in total for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 351,384 full-time and 213,086 part-time students with gender distribution of 224,901 male and 339,569 female students.

Enrollment By Gender

North Carolina colleges have a total enrollment of 564,470 with a gender distribution of 39.84% male and 60.16% female students for academic year 2020-2021.
Student Population By Gender
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalMaleFemale
Total564,470224,901339,569
Undergraduate486,732193,856292,876
Graduate77,73831,04546,693
Full-time351,384147,381204,003
Part-time213,08677,520135,566
[Chart] Student Population by Gender - North Carolina Colleges

Enrollment by Attendance Status

North Carolina colleges have a total of 351,384 full-time students and 213,086 part-time students. In undergraduate schools, 305,730 students are attending classes with full-time status and 181,002 are part-time students. In graduate school, 45,654 students are full-time and 32,084 students are attending schools with part-time status.
Student Population By Attendance Status
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total564,470351,384213,086
Undergraduate486,732305,730181,002
Graduate77,73845,65432,084
[Chart] Student Population by Student Status - North Carolina Colleges

Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

For North Carolina colleges, 261,744 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 200,785 students are enrolled in some online courses/degree programs out of total 564,470 students. In undergraduate schools, 413,025 students enrolled in online courses and 49,504 students took at least one online graduate course.
Distance Learning Enrollment (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total Students564,470486,73277,738
Online Exclusively261,744228,15433,590
In Some Online Classes200,785184,87115,914
Not In Online Classes101,94173,70728,234
[Chart] North Carolina Colleges and Universities Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

Race/Ethnicity Distribution

This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at North Carolina colleges. There are 309,899 Caucasian, 116,864 Black/African American, 21,639 Asian, and 52,803 Hispanic students in North Carolina colleges.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity on
North Carolina Colleges
TotalMenWomen
Total564,470224,901339,569
American Indian/Native American5,6521,8703,782
Asian21,6399,76011,879
Black/African American116,86438,97077,894
Hispanic52,80320,62732,176
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islnader663282381
White309,899128,441181,458
Two More19,9287,62912,299
Un-Known20,3488,35811,990
[Chart] North Carolina Colleges Race/Ethnicity Distribution