North Carolina State University at Raleigh Graduate Schools

North Carolina State University at Raleigh (referred to as NCSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Raleigh, NC. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $11,703 for North Carolina residents and $29,690 for out-of-state students. The school has 9,892 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 36,042 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

North Carolina State University at Raleigh (referred to as NCSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Raleigh, NC. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1928 - Current[Estimated Date]).
NCSU Directory Information
School NameNorth Carolina State University at Raleigh (NCSU)
Address2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
Phone919-515-2011
Webhttps://www.ncsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.ncsu.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://studentservices.ncsu.edu/your-money/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $11,703 for North Carolina residents and $29,690 for out-of-state students. The school has 9,892 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 36,042 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 261 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 39 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$29,690
$11,703 for North Carolina Residents
Student Population9,892
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs261 graduate programs
(39 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $11,703 for North Carolina residents and $29,690 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $505 for North Carolina residents and $1,505 for out-of-state students.
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)39 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $11,703 for North Carolina residents and $29,690 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.38% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$8,492$2,535$23,967$2,535
2018-2019$8,917$2,578$25,405$2,578
2019-2020$9,095$2,578$26,421$2,578
2020-2021$9,095$2,578$26,421$2,578
2021-2022$9,095$2,608$27,082$2,608
The graduate school tuition & fees of NCSU is expensive compared to public graduate schools in North Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the North Carolina graduate tuition is $21,934 (public) / $15,501 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
North Carolina State University at Raleigh$11,703$29,690
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
North Carolina Graduate Schools$12,415$17,380
Public$8,195$21,934
Private$15,501
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,761 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.71% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,761. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.71% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,854$2,706$10,854$2,706
2018-2019$11,078$2,716$11,078$2,716
2019-2020$11,359$2,717$11,359$2,717
2020-2021$11,602$2,770$11,602$2,770
2021-2022$11,957$2,804$11,957$2,804
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $505 for North Carolina residents and $1,505 for other students at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.52% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$416$1,175
2018-2019$437$1,245
2019-2020$446$1,295
2020-2021$505$1,468
2021-2022$505$1,505
Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Veterinary Medicine$17,039$2,608$45,740$2,608

Graduate Programs at NCSU

North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 209 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 3,819 students have completed their study at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
Offered Degrees at North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree97172,732
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship650562
Doctor's degree - other21100
Post Bachelor's Degree4529425
Total209473,819
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at North Carolina State University at Raleigh by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Business Administration and Management program with 61 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Computer Science program with 281 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Veterinary Medicine program with 100 completers.
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 209 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,819 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,732 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 100 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 425 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 78 completers-
Agricultural Economics0-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services11-
Animal Sciences20-
Poultry Science6-
Food Science13-
Agronomy and Crop Science10-
Horticultural Science8-
Soil Science and Agronomy6-
4-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] (1 completers) 48 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation11-
Environmental Studies0-
Environmental Science16-
Natural Resources Management and Policy8-
Forestry8-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology5-
Architecture [+] 45 completers-
Landscape Architecture15-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology30-
Communication and Journalism [+] 27 completers-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia13-
Organizational Communication14-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 456 completers-
Computer Science281-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration119-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications56-
Education [+] (4 completers) 302 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction32-
Educational Leadership and Administration33$51,100
Adult and Continuing Education Administration35-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration18-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)0-
Educational/Instructional Technology16-
Special Education and Teaching3-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services26-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services33-
Elementary Education and Teaching7-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)79-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2-
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education4-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)13-
Engineering [+] (6 completers) 717 completers-
Engineering16-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering17-
Agricultural Engineering9-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering13-
Chemical Engineering45-
Civil Engineering66-
Computer Engineering97-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering122-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering15-
Materials Engineering26-
Mechanical Engineering83$77,400
Nuclear Engineering15-
Textile Sciences and Engineering60-
Industrial Engineering52-
Manufacturing Engineering58-
Operations Research18-
Engineering (other)5-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 10 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures10-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 14 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies14-
English Language and Literature [+] 48 completers-
English Language and Literature24-
Creative Writing8-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing16-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 17 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies17-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 149 completers-
Biochemistry3-
Botany/Plant Biology3-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology6-
Microbiology7-
Zoology/Animal Biology10-
Entomology1-
Genetics0-
Genome Sciences/Genomics2-
Physiology93-
Toxicology2-
Biometry/Biometrics0-
Bioinformatics1-
Biotechnology21-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 120 completers-
Mathematics5-
Applied Mathematics9-
Financial Mathematics28-
Statistics78-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 52 completers-
Systems Science and Theory37-
Nutrition Sciences15-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 37 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management37-
Physical Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Chemistry1-
Physics19-
Physical Sciences (other)8-
Psychology [+] 10 completers-
Psychology10-
Human Services [+] 111 completers-
Public Administration29-
Social Work82$38,900
Social Sciences [+] 62 completers-
Anthropology6-
Economics19-
International Relations and Affairs26-
Sociology11-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 19 completers-
Design and Visual Communications7-
Industrial and Product Design12-
Business [+] (2 completers) 361 completers-
Business Administration and Management244$72,800
Accounting117$55,500
History [+] 21 completers-
History9-
Public/Applied History12-
Total2,732
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 37 completers-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services2-
Animal Sciences6-
Food Science3-
Agronomy and Crop Science6-
Horticultural Science5-
Soil Science and Agronomy3-
12-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 16 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation7-
Forestry1-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology8-
Architecture [+] 5 completers-
Environmental Design/Architecture5-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Computer Science28-
Education [+] 67 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction5-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration13-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration2-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)5-
Educational Evaluation and Research14-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services7-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2-
Mathematics Teacher Education3-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education3-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)5-
Education (other)8-
Engineering [+] 222 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering9-
Agricultural Engineering5-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering10-
Chemical Engineering20-
Civil Engineering19-
Computer Engineering9-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering43-
Materials Engineering16-
Mechanical Engineering21-
Nuclear Engineering23-
Textile Sciences and Engineering27-
Industrial Engineering14-
Operations Research6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 41 completers-
Biochemistry2-
Botany/Plant Biology5-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology4-
Microbiology3-
Zoology/Animal Biology7-
Entomology4-
Genetics6-
Genome Sciences/Genomics0-
Genetics (other)1-
Physiology2-
Toxicology3-
Biometry/Biometrics0-
Bioinformatics4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 48 completers-
Mathematics11-
Applied Mathematics12-
Statistics25-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 12 completers-
Systems Science and Theory1-
Nutrition Sciences2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)9-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 4 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management4-
Physical Sciences [+] 32 completers-
Chemistry14-
Physics14-
Physical Sciences (other)4-
Psychology [+] 22 completers-
Psychology22-
Human Services [+] 7 completers-
Public Administration7-
Social Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Economics11-
Sociology9-
History [+] 1 completers-
Public/Applied History1-
Total562
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 100 completers-
100-
Architecture [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Design/Architecture0-
Total100
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (3 completers) 6 completers-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services1-
Animal Sciences4-
Horticultural Science1-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] (2 completers) 7 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation3-
Environmental Science2-
Land Use Planning and Management/Development2-
Architecture [+] 27 completers-
Architecture16-
Environmental Design/Architecture11-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Organizational Communication6-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Computer Science6-
Education [+] (12 completers) 68 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration0-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods29-
Special Education and Teaching1-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services21-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching17-
Agricultural Teacher Education0-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-
Technical Teacher Education0-
Engineering [+] (4 completers) 16 completers-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Computer Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering6-
Materials Engineering0-
Textile Sciences and Engineering8-
Engineering (other)1-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
1-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 17 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies17-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 5 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 26 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biotechnology26-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 4 completers-
Mathematics4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 16 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management16-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Public Administration11-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 60 completers-
Geography58-
National Security Policy Studies2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
International Public Health/International Health3-
Business [+] 146 completers-
Business Administration and Management61-
Accounting0-
Finance38-
Marketing/Marketing Management47-
Total425

Graduate Student Population at NCSU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 9,892 students enrolled into North Carolina State University at Raleigh graduate schools where it has total 36,042 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 5,385 full-time and 4,507 part-time graduate students. By gender, 4,943 male and 4,949 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,8924,9434,949
Full-time5,3852,5712,814
Part-tme4,5072,3722,135
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 5,293 White (53.51%), 810 Black/African American (8.19%), 331 Hispanic (3.35%), 495 Asian (5.00%), and 2,963 students with other races. 2,427 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,8924,9434,949
American Indian/Native American311714
Asian495249246
Black/African American810281529
Hispanic331157174
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander532
White5,2932,4742,819
Two More257114143
Un-Known243116127
Non-resident Alien2,4271,532895
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3,700 graduate students (37.40% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 4,048 graduate students (40.92% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total9,892
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,700
Enrolled Some Online Courses4,048
Not in Online Courses2,144
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. 3,128 students are aged 20 to 24 (31.62% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.02%), 315 students are aged above 50 (3.18%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,8924,9434,949
Under 18101
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2122072148
Age 22-242,9081,3901,518
Age 25-293,3901,7321,658
Age 30-341,519844675
Age 35-39753392361
Age 40-49785366419
Age 50-64308142166
Over 64752

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