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Total Enrollment 569,926
Undergraduate 494,970
Graduate 74,956
Men 235,566
Women 334,360

Student Population at North Carolina Colleges

At North Carolina colleges, there are 569,926 students including 494,970 undergraduate and 74,956 graduate schools students in total for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 361,864 full-time and 208,062 part-time students with gender distribution of235,566 male and 334,360 female students.

Enrollment By Gender

North Carolina colleges have a total enrollment of 569,926 with a gender distribution of 41.33% male and 58.67% female students for academic year 2020-2021.
Student Population By Gender
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalMaleFemale
Total569,926235,566334,360
Undergraduate494,970204,089290,881
Graduate74,95631,47743,479
Full-time361,864157,382204,482
Part-time208,06278,184129,878
[Chart] Student Population by Gender - North Carolina Colleges

Enrollment by Attendance Status

North Carolina colleges have a total of 361,864 full-time students and 208,062 part-time students. In undergraduate schools, 317,156 students are attending classes with full-time status and 177,814 are part-time students. In graduate school, 44,708 students are full-time and 30,248 students are attending schools with part-time status.
Student Population By Attendance Status
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total569,926361,864208,062
Undergraduate494,970317,156177,814
Graduate74,95644,70830,248
[Chart] Student Population by Student Status - North Carolina Colleges

Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

For North Carolina colleges, 93,562 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 134,784 students are enrolled in some online courses/degree programs out of total 569,926 students. In undergraduate schools, 202,736 students enrolled in online courses and 25,610 students took at least one online graduate course.
Distance Learning Enrollment (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges and Universities
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total Students569,926494,97074,956
Online Exclusively93,56275,58817,974
In Some Online Classes134,784127,1487,636
Not In Online Classes341,580292,23449,346
[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 314,105 Caucasian, 121,868 Black/African American, 20,285 Asian, and 46,896 Hispanic students in North Carolina colleges.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity on
North Carolina Colleges
TotalMenWomen
Total569,926235,566334,360
American Indian/Native American5,9642,0353,929
Asian20,2859,30210,983
Black/African American121,86842,34179,527
Hispanic46,89619,09227,804
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islnader730309421
White314,105134,877179,228
Two More18,3947,25711,137
Un-Known22,0879,59912,488
[Chart] North Carolina Colleges Race/Ethnicity Distribution