North Carolina is a state located in the Southeast region of the United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, Tennessee to the west, South Carolina to the south and Georgia to the west. To the east of the state lies the Atlantic Ocean, providing the state with more than 300 miles of coastline. Raleigh is the state capital. Other major cities include Greensboro, Charlotte and Durham.
Once a traditional economy based on tobacco, furniture and textiles, North Carolina has transformed into a global economy that is driven by knowledge-based enterprises. Among the key industries are advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, defense, financial services, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, and software and information technology. Thirteen companies headquartered in North Carolina made the 2014 Fortune 500 list, including Bank of America, Lowe's Companies, Duke Energy Corporation, and Nucor Corporation.
The University of North Carolina is the state’s public university system, comprising 16 campuses across the state and at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. In addition, there are over 30 private colleges in the state.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in North Carolina, visit the State of North Carolina website.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|University of North Carolina at Greensboro||Biological/Life Sciences,Journalism/ Mass Communication,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Central Piedmont Community College||Business,Health,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|East Carolina University||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Univeristy of North Carolina at Charlotte||Business,Engineering,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|North Carolina State University||Business,Health,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Campbell University||Business,Education,Health||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Wake Forest University||Biological/Life Sciences,Mechanical Engineering,Psychology||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Duke University||Economics,Psychology,Public Policy||Private||>10,000||Request Info|