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Total Enrollment 575,373
Undergraduate 499,435
Graduate 75,938
Men 234,601
Women 340,772

Student Population at North Carolina Colleges

At North Carolina colleges, there are 575,373 students including 499,435 undergraduate and 75,938 graduate schools students in total for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 359,828 full-time and 215,545 part-time students with gender distribution of 234,601 male and 340,772 female students.

Enrollment By Gender

North Carolina colleges have a total enrollment of 575,373 with a gender distribution of 40.77% male and 59.23% female students for academic year 2020-2021.
Student Population By Gender
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalMaleFemale
Total575,373234,601340,772
Undergraduate499,435203,286296,149
Graduate75,93831,31544,623
Full-time359,828154,152205,676
Part-time215,54580,449135,096
[Chart] Student Population by Gender - North Carolina Colleges

Enrollment by Attendance Status

North Carolina colleges have a total of 359,828 full-time students and 215,545 part-time students. In undergraduate schools, 314,531 students are attending classes with full-time status and 184,904 are part-time students. In graduate school, 45,297 students are full-time and 30,641 students are attending schools with part-time status.
Student Population By Attendance Status
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total575,373359,828215,545
Undergraduate499,435314,531184,904
Graduate75,93845,29730,641
[Chart] Student Population by Student Status - North Carolina Colleges

Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

For North Carolina colleges, 109,167 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 134,831 students are enrolled in some online courses/degree programs out of total 575,373 students. In undergraduate schools, 216,977 students enrolled in online courses and 27,021 students took at least one online graduate course.
Distance Learning Enrollment (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total Students575,351499,41375,938
Online Exclusively109,16789,43419,733
In Some Online Classes134,831127,5437,288
Not In Online Classes331,353282,43648,917
[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 313,296 Caucasian, 121,572 Black/African American, 20,830 Asian, and 51,305 Hispanic students in North Carolina colleges.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity on
North Carolina Colleges
TotalMenWomen
Total575,373234,601340,772
American Indian/Native American5,9822,0693,913
Asian20,8309,47911,351
Black/African American121,57241,56480,008
Hispanic51,30520,71030,595
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islnader701295406
White313,296132,738180,558
Two More19,6067,56212,044
Un-Known22,4039,44512,958
[Chart] North Carolina Colleges Race/Ethnicity Distribution