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 10,326 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 36,831 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 10,326 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 36,831 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 329 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 57 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 Population10,326
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs329 graduate programs
(57 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 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, 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)57 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student 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 $19,225 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$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
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 214 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, 3,968 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 Degree96182,893
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship630530
Doctor's degree - other2196
Post Bachelor's Degree5335449
Total214543,968
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 Marketing/Marketing Management program with 76 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Management Science program with 317 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the program with 100 completers.
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 214 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,968 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,893 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 96 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 449 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 84 completers-
Agricultural Economics0-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services16-
Animal Sciences18-
Poultry Science1-
Food Science13-
Agronomy and Crop Science17-
Horticultural Science10-
Soil Science and Agronomy8-
1-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] (1 completers) 71 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation14-
Environmental Studies19-
Environmental Science13-
Natural Resources Management and Policy10-
Forestry12-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology3-
Architecture [+] 32 completers-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology32-
Communication and Journalism [+] 20 completers-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia11-
Organizational Communication9-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 424 completers-
Computer Science253-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration118-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications53-
Education [+] (5 completers) 331 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction25-
Educational Leadership and Administration19$51,100
Adult and Continuing Education Administration45-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration17-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)0-
Educational/Instructional Technology19-
Special Education and Teaching1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services16-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services36-
Elementary Education and Teaching12-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)95-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2-
Mathematics Teacher Education2-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)42-
Engineering [+] (6 completers) 800 completers-
Engineering12-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering23-
Agricultural Engineering10-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering11-
Chemical Engineering50-
Civil Engineering62-
Computer Engineering137-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering160-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering15-
Materials Engineering15-
Mechanical Engineering95$77,400
Nuclear Engineering15-
Textile Sciences and Engineering61-
Industrial Engineering74-
Manufacturing Engineering38-
Operations Research17-
Engineering (other)5-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 16 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures16-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 13 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies13-
English Language and Literature [+] 51 completers-
English Language and Literature24-
Creative Writing16-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing11-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 9 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 158 completers-
Biochemistry8-
Botany/Plant Biology4-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology3-
Microbiology3-
Zoology/Animal Biology9-
Entomology3-
Genetics1-
Genome Sciences/Genomics1-
Physiology89-
Toxicology0-
Biometry/Biometrics1-
Bioinformatics5-
Biotechnology31-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 164 completers-
Mathematics16-
Applied Mathematics13-
Financial Mathematics17-
Statistics118-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 38 completers-
Systems Science and Theory31-
Nutrition Sciences7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 30 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management30-
Physical Sciences [+] 42 completers-
Chemistry5-
Physics20-
Physical Sciences (other)17-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology8-
Human Services [+] 140 completers-
Public Administration26-
Social Work114$38,900
Social Sciences [+] 58 completers-
Anthropology5-
Economics27-
International Relations and Affairs20-
Sociology6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 22 completers-
Design and Visual Communications12-
Industrial and Product Design10-
Business [+] (2 completers) 365 completers-
Business Administration and Management48$72,800
Management Science317-
History [+] 17 completers-
History10-
Public/Applied History7-
Total2,893
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 36 completers-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services2-
Animal Sciences5-
Food Science8-
Agronomy and Crop Science4-
Horticultural Science4-
Soil Science and Agronomy3-
10-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 11 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation1-
Forestry5-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology5-
Architecture [+] 7 completers-
Environmental Design/Architecture7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Computer Science18-
Education [+] 57 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction12-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration6-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)8-
Educational Evaluation and Research9-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services3-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education2-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)4-
Education (other)11-
Engineering [+] 212 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2-
Agricultural Engineering2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering7-
Chemical Engineering27-
Civil Engineering24-
Computer Engineering4-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering46-
Materials Engineering14-
Mechanical Engineering22-
Nuclear Engineering14-
Textile Sciences and Engineering26-
Industrial Engineering17-
Operations Research7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 37 completers-
Biochemistry0-
Botany/Plant Biology2-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology5-
Microbiology5-
Zoology/Animal Biology4-
Entomology9-
Genetics1-
Genome Sciences/Genomics0-
Toxicology3-
Biometry/Biometrics4-
Bioinformatics4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 42 completers-
Mathematics6-
Applied Mathematics18-
Statistics18-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 13 completers-
Systems Science and Theory1-
Nutrition Sciences2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)10-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 2 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management2-
Physical Sciences [+] 41 completers-
Chemistry23-
Physics12-
Physical Sciences (other)6-
Psychology [+] 25 completers-
Psychology25-
Human Services [+] 5 completers-
Public Administration5-
Social Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Economics15-
Sociology7-
History [+] 2 completers-
Public/Applied History2-
Total530
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 96 completers-
96-
Architecture [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Design/Architecture0-
Total96
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (4 completers) 11 completers-
Agricultural and Extension Education Services4-
Animal Sciences4-
Horticultural Science3-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)0-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] (2 completers) 10 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation5-
Environmental Science5-
Land Use Planning and Management/Development0-
Architecture [+] 23 completers-
Architecture18-
Environmental Design/Architecture5-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
Organizational Communication9-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Computer Science5-
Education [+] (13 completers) 64 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration0-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods29-
Special Education and Teaching2-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services8-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching18-
Agricultural Teacher Education0-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education7-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-
Technical Teacher Education0-
Engineering [+] (5 completers) 6 completers-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Structural Engineering0-
Computer Engineering1-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Materials Engineering0-
Textile Sciences and Engineering4-
Engineering (other)0-
Engineering Technology [+] (2 completers) 6 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
6-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 13 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies13-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 3 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 20 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Biotechnology18-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Mathematics5-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 10 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management10-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 3 completers-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management3-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Public Administration10-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 57 completers-
Geography54-
National Security Policy Studies3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
International Public Health/International Health3-
Business [+] 191 completers-
Business Administration and Management72-
Accounting0-
Finance36-
Organizational Behavior Studies7-
Business Statistics0-
Marketing/Marketing Management76-
Total449

Graduate Student Population at NCSU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 10,326 students enrolled into North Carolina State University at Raleigh graduate schools where it has total 36,831 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 5,685 full-time and 4,641 part-time graduate students. By gender, 5,145 male and 5,181 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
Total10,3265,1455,181
Full-time5,6852,8172,868
Part-tme4,6412,3282,313
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 5,419 White (52.48%), 800 Black/African American (7.75%), 428 Hispanic (4.14%), 549 Asian (5.32%), and 3,130 students with other races. 2,649 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total10,3265,1455,181
American Indian/Native American372116
Asian549284265
Black/African American800272528
Hispanic428185243
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander523
White5,4192,5282,891
Two More250110140
Un-Known18981108
Non-resident Alien2,6491,662987
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,720 graduate students (26.34% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,682 graduate students (16.29% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total10,326
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,720
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,682
Not in Online Courses5,924
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. 3,362 students are aged 20 to 24 (32.56% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.02%), 330 students are aged above 50 (3.20%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total10,3265,1455,181
Age 18-19202
Age 20-21244112132
Age 22-243,1181,5301,588
Age 25-293,4791,7721,707
Age 30-341,598840758
Age 35-39776383393
Age 40-49779358421
Age 50-64317141176
Over 641394

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