North Carolina Graduate Schools

2023 North Carolina Graduate Schools Statistics

In North Carolina State, there are 174 colleges and universities - 76 public and 98 private schools. Among them, 66 schools are offering graduate programs.
57 North Carolina Graduate Schools offer the distance learning Opportunities (online degree/certificate programs) in North Carolina. Total 80,628 students are attending North Carolina Graduate Schools and the average students to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
The 2023 average graduate school tuition & fees at North Carolina Graduate Schools is $8,258 for North Carolina residents and $17,859 for out-of-state students. The next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for North Carolina Graduate Schools.
North Carolina Graduate Schools Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools174 schools
By Types76 public, 98 private
By Levels169 undergraduate schools
66 graduate schools
By Categories
(where graduate program offered)
13 National Universities
7 Liberal Arts Colleges
6 Law Schools
4 Medical Schools
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$3,543 North Carolina residents
$17,771 out-of-state
Graduate$8,258 North Carolina residents
$17,859 out-of-state
Student Population556,749
Undergraduate476,121
Graduate80,628
Students to Faculty Ratio13.01 to 1

North Carolina Graduate Schools Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The next table lists North Carolina Graduate Schools ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the North Carolina college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2022-2023 North Carolina Graduate Schools Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsOffered Degree/ProgramsNumber of Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Duke UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC $61,522 11,383 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 279 programs 6 to 1
3 University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPublic, 4 yearsChapel Hill, NC $30,819
($12,527 Residents)
11,676 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 237 programs 17 to 1
4 North Carolina State University at RaleighPublic, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $30,906
($11,700 Residents)
10,446 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 324 programs 16 to 1
5 Wake Forest UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $39,328 3,516 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 100 programs 10 to 1
6 Elon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsElon, NC $19,494 786 Master's 97 programs 11 to 1
7 Salem CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $8,400 105 Post-BS, Master's 49 programs 16 to 1
8 Meredith CollegePrivate, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $13,507 265 Post-BS, Master's 72 programs 10 to 1
9 University of North Carolina WilmingtonPublic, 4 yearsWilmington, NC $21,899
($7,514 Residents)
3,549 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 121 programs 17 to 1
10 Appalachian State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBoone, NC $23,057
($8,047 Residents)
1,878 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 164 programs 16 to 1
11 University of North Carolina at CharlottePublic, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $21,884
($7,739 Residents)
6,090 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 206 programs 20 to 1
12 University of North Carolina at GreensboroPublic, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $22,013
($8,295 Residents)
3,780 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 197 programs 17 to 1
13 Queens University of CharlottePrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $13,514 556 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 77 programs 9 to 1
14 Western Carolina UniversityPublic, 4 yearsCullowhee, NC $17,973
($7,566 Residents)
1,679 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 110 programs 16 to 1
15 Gardner-Webb UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBoiling Springs, NC $11,050 1,332 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 95 programs 11 to 1
16 University of North Carolina at AshevillePublic, 4 yearsAsheville, NC $24,494
($8,172 Residents)
- Post-BS, Master's 37 programs 12 to 1
17 North Carolina A & T State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $20,738
($7,938 Residents)
1,654 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 122 programs 19 to 1
18 East Carolina UniversityPublic, 4 yearsGreenville, NC $20,771
($7,622 Residents)
5,463 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 241 programs 18 to 1
19 Winston-Salem State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $17,282
($6,747 Residents)
491 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 49 programs 15 to 1
20 Methodist UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsFayetteville, NC $42,825 363 Post-BS, Master's 89 programs 9 to 1
21 Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHickory, NC $12,240 825 Post-BS, Master's 77 programs 11 to 1
22 Wingate UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWingate, NC $12,330 886 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 49 programs 15 to 1
23 Pfeiffer UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMisenheimer, NC $12,240 393 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 48 programs 14 to 1
24 North Carolina Central UniversityPublic, 4 yearsDurham, NC $20,845
($7,537 Residents)
1,919 Master's, Doctorate 66 programs 14 to 1
25 Fayetteville State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsFayetteville, NC $17,201
($6,136 Residents)
1,039 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 61 programs 18 to 1
26 Chowan UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMurfreesboro, NC $8,550 86 Master's 39 programs 16 to 1
27 Campbell UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBuies Creek, NC $15,557 2,307 Post-BS, Master's 119 programs 13 to 1
28 University of Mount OlivePrivate, 4 yearsMount Olive, NC $18,700 220 Master's 65 programs 16 to 1
29 Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsWake Forest, NC $6,144 2,085 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 60 programs 9 to 1
30 Warren Wilson CollegePrivate, 4 yearsSwannanoa, NC $23,715 70 Master's 24 programs 8 to 1
31 University of North Carolina at PembrokePublic, 4 yearsPembroke, NC $19,834
($6,775 Residents)
2,023 Master's 57 programs 14 to 1
32 Johnson C Smith UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $18,678 41 Master's 26 programs 11 to 1
33 Guilford CollegePrivate, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $19,200 38 Post-BS, Master's 48 programs 12 to 1
35 Montreat CollegePrivate, 4 yearsMontreat, NC $10,363 152 Post-BS, Master's 41 programs 13 to 1
36 Strayer University-North CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $15,135 428 Post-BS, Master's 35 programs 41 to 1
- Mars Hill UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMars Hill, NC $12,684 38 Post-BS, Master's 49 programs 11 to 1
- Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese MedicinePrivate, 4 yearsSugar Grove, NC $14,460 83 Master's 1 programs -
- Saint Augustine's UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $11,300 23 Master's 26 programs 10 to 1
- Catawba CollegePrivate, 4 yearsSalisbury, NC $3,594 78 Master's 50 programs 11 to 1
- University of North Carolina School of the ArtsPublic, 4 yearsWinston Salem, NC $26,790
($12,087 Residents)
184 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 12 programs 6 to 1
- DeVry University-North CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $17,552 4 Post-BS, Master's 16 programs 2 to 1
- Elizabeth City State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsElizabeth City, NC $18,793
($5,731 Residents)
116 Master's 29 programs 16 to 1
- Brevard CollegePrivate, 4 yearsBrevard, NC $10,800 24 Master's 30 programs 10 to 1
- Shepherds Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsCary, NC $7,535 161 Master's 1 programs -
- Greensboro CollegePrivate, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $4,308 96 Post-BS, Master's 69 programs 10 to 1
- Carolina Christian CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWinston Salem, NC $11,330 23 Master's 4 programs 5 to 1
- Apex School of TheologyPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC $4,500 165 - - 10 to 1
- University of Phoenix-North CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $16,752 10 - - 4 to 1
- Lees-McRae CollegePrivate, 4 yearsBanner Elk, NC $9,750 - Master's 28 programs 10 to 1
- Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical ArtsPrivate, 4 yearsAsheville, NC $21,280 88 Master's, Post-MS 3 programs -
- Cabarrus College of Health SciencesPrivate, 4 yearsConcord, NC $30,290 77 Master's 17 programs 7 to 1
- Manna UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsFayetteville, NC $5,783 65 Post-BS, Master's 24 programs 8 to 1
- Hood Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsSalisbury, NC $20,350 146 Master's 2 programs -
- Shaw UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $13,188 143 Master's 23 programs 12 to 1
- Barton CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWilson, NC $10,296 78 Master's 38 programs 13 to 1
- North Carolina Wesleyan UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRocky Mount, NC $12,700 88 Master's 35 programs 12 to 1
- Carolina UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $13,950 476 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 38 programs 15 to 1
- Carolina College of Biblical StudiesPrivate, 4 yearsFayetteville, NC $5,340 40 Master's 9 programs 4 to 1
- South University-High PointPrivate, 4 yearsHigh Point, NC $15,240 4 Master's 3 programs 13 to 1
- High Point UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHigh Point, NC $32,571 945 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 95 programs 17 to 1
- Charlotte Christian College and Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $9,117 69 Master's 10 programs 4 to 1
- St. Andrews UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLaurinburg, NC $26,800 29 Master's 31 programs 14 to 1
- Belmont Abbey CollegePrivate, 4 yearsBelmont, NC $16,680 26 Master's 27 programs 12 to 1
Average$8,258 Residents
$17,859 Out-of-State
80,628 - 54 programs 13.01 to 1
*North Carolina college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Graduate Programs at North Carolina Best Colleges

View Graduate Programs at the best colleges in North Carolina
1. Duke UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC
5. Wake Forest UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC
6. Elon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsElon, NC
7. Salem CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC
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