North Carolina Graduate Schools

2022 North Carolina Graduate Schools Statistics

In North Carolina State, there are 201 colleges and universities - 77 public and 124 private schools. Among them, 67 schools are offering graduate programs. 48 North Carolina Graduate Schools offer the distance learning Opportunities (online degree/certificate programs) in North Carolina. Total 78,657 students are attending North Carolina Graduate Schools and the average students to faculty ratio is 13.36 to 1. The 2022 average graduate school tuition & fees at North Carolina Graduate Schools is $8,195 for North Carolina residents and $16,885 for out-of-state students. The next table shows the 2021-2022 statistics for North Carolina Graduate Schools.
North Carolina Graduate Schools Statistics
academic year 2021-2022
Number of Schools201 schools
By Types77 public, 124 private
By Levels195 undergraduate schools
67 graduate schools
By Categories
(where graduate program offered)
13 National Universities
7 Liberal Arts Colleges
6 Law Schools
4 Medical Schools
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$3,540 North Carolina residents
$17,170 out-of-state
Graduate$8,195 North Carolina residents
$16,885 out-of-state
Student Population568,740
Undergraduate490,043
Graduate78,697
Students to Faculty Ratio13.36 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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2021-2022 North Carolina Graduate Schools Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsOffered Degree/ProgramsNumber of Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Duke UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC $59,141 9,455 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 233 programs 6 to 1
3 University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPublic, 4 yearsChapel Hill, NC $30,858
($12,566 Residents)
10,697 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 222 programs 13 to 1
4 North Carolina State University at RaleighPublic, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $29,690
($11,703 Residents)
9,892 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 261 programs 14 to 1
5 Wake Forest UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $39,240 3,348 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 100 programs 11 to 1
6 Elon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsElon, NC $18,828 826 Master's 84 programs 13 to 1
7 Salem CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $8,400 144 Master's 52 programs 15 to 1
8 Meredith CollegePrivate, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $13,344 281 Post-BS, Master's 62 programs 11 to 1
9 University of North Carolina WilmingtonPublic, 4 yearsWilmington, NC $21,343
($7,514 Residents)
3,265 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 101 programs 17 to 1
10 Appalachian State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBoone, NC $23,017
($8,007 Residents)
1,962 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 145 programs 16 to 1
11 University of North Carolina at CharlottePublic, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $21,147
($7,713 Residents)
5,971 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 167 programs 20 to 1
12 University of North Carolina at GreensboroPublic, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $21,983
($8,265 Residents)
3,769 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 158 programs 16 to 1
13 Queens University of CharlottePrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $14,166 668 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 57 programs 10 to 1
14 Western Carolina UniversityPublic, 4 yearsCullowhee, NC $17,887
($7,480 Residents)
1,726 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 105 programs 17 to 1
15 Gardner-Webb UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBoiling Springs, NC $10,130 1,465 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 91 programs 13 to 1
16 University of North Carolina at AshevillePublic, 4 yearsAsheville, NC $24,358
($8,036 Residents)
5 Master's 37 programs 13 to 1
17 North Carolina A & T State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $20,738
($7,938 Residents)
1,623 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 97 programs 19 to 1
18 East Carolina UniversityPublic, 4 yearsGreenville, NC $20,743
($7,594 Residents)
5,742 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 195 programs 19 to 1
19 Winston-Salem State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $17,253
($6,718 Residents)
480 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 55 programs 16 to 1
20 Methodist UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsFayetteville, NC $41,428 347 Post-BS, Master's 69 programs 10 to 1
21 Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHickory, NC $12,060 903 Post-BS, Master's 74 programs 13 to 1
22 Wingate UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWingate, NC $11,700 970 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 50 programs 15 to 1
23 Pfeiffer UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMisenheimer, NC $12,240 373 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 53 programs 10 to 1
24 North Carolina Central UniversityPublic, 4 yearsDurham, NC $20,595
($7,641 Residents)
2,011 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 63 programs 16 to 1
25 Fayetteville State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsFayetteville, NC $16,900
($5,835 Residents)
1,065 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 48 programs 17 to 1
26 Chowan UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMurfreesboro, NC $8,550 4 Master's 27 programs 16 to 1
27 Campbell UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBuies Creek, NC $15,152 2,244 Post-BS, Master's 114 programs 15 to 1
28 University of Mount OlivePrivate, 4 yearsMount Olive, NC $18,300 186 Master's 50 programs 16 to 1
29 Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsWake Forest, NC $6,112 2,446 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 49 programs 10 to 1
30 Warren Wilson CollegePrivate, 4 yearsSwannanoa, NC $23,630 78 Master's 19 programs 9 to 1
31 University of North Carolina at PembrokePublic, 4 yearsPembroke, NC $19,329
($6,775 Residents)
1,826 Master's 60 programs 15 to 1
32 Johnson C Smith UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $17,798 53 Master's 21 programs 13 to 1
33 Guilford CollegePrivate, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $5,400 9 Master's 43 programs 12 to 1
35 Montreat CollegePrivate, 4 yearsMontreat, NC $9,642 120 Master's 31 programs 8 to 1
36 Strayer University-North CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $15,135 757 Post-BS, Master's 32 programs 28 to 1
- Carolina UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC $8,410 508 Master's, Doctorate 30 programs 10 to 1
- St. Andrews UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLaurinburg, NC $26,800 25 Master's 24 programs 13 to 1
- High Point UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHigh Point, NC $30,121 989 Master's, Doctorate 72 programs 17 to 1
- Apex School of TheologyPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC $4,500 165 Master's, Doctorate 5 programs 10 to 1
- South College-AshevillePrivate, 4 yearsAsheville, NC - - - - -
- North Carolina Wesleyan CollegePrivate, 4 yearsRocky Mount, NC $17,435 117 Master's 30 programs 13 to 1
- Hood Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsSalisbury, NC $19,230 142 Master's 2 programs -
- Union Presbyterian Seminary-CharlottePrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC - - - - -
- Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical ArtsPrivate, 4 yearsAsheville, NC $20,875 110 Master's, Post-MS 3 programs -
- Charlotte Christian College and Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $8,845 95 Master's 10 programs 8 to 1
- Elizabeth City State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsElizabeth City, NC $18,763
($5,701 Residents)
92 Master's 39 programs 16 to 1
- Lees-McRae CollegePrivate, 4 yearsBanner Elk, NC $9,750 2 Master's 23 programs 11 to 1
- Strayer University-North CharlottePrivate, 4 yearsConcord, NC - - - - -
- Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese MedicinePrivate, 4 yearsSugar Grove, NC $13,920 64 Master's 1 programs -
- Barton CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWilson, NC $10,296 72 Master's 37 programs 13 to 1
- Strayer University-North Raleigh CampusPrivate, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC - - - - -
- Shepherds Theological SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsCary, NC $7,115 136 Master's 1 programs -
- Cabarrus College of Health SciencesPrivate, 4 yearsConcord, NC $29,180 74 Post-BS, Master's 14 programs 7 to 1
- Mars Hill UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMars Hill, NC $12,211 30 Master's 43 programs 10 to 1
- Strayer University-South CharlottePrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC - - - - -
- Grace College of DivinityPrivate, 4 yearsFayetteville, NC $5,280 60 Master's 14 programs 10 to 1
- Carolina Christian CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWinston Salem, NC $11,330 12 Master's, Doctorate 3 programs 13 to 1
- Strayer University-South Raleigh CampusPrivate, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC - - - - -
- DeVry University-North CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $17,552 17 Post-BS, Master's 16 programs 3 to 1
- Catawba CollegePrivate, 4 yearsSalisbury, NC $3,594 31 Master's 44 programs 12 to 1
- Greensboro CollegePrivate, 4 yearsGreensboro, NC $4,300 151 Post-BS, Master's 58 programs 8 to 1
- University of Phoenix-North CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC $16,752 10 Master's 6 programs 4 to 1
- University of North Carolina School of the ArtsPublic, 4 yearsWinston Salem, NC $26,343
($11,640 Residents)
150 Master's, Post-MS 8 programs 6 to 1
- Shaw UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC $13,188 131 Master's 27 programs 14 to 1
Average$8,195 Residents
$16,885 Out-of-State
78,657 - 47 programs 13.36 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

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1. Duke UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC

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3. University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPublic, 4 yearsChapel Hill, NC

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4. North Carolina State University at RaleighPublic, 4 yearsRaleigh, NC

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5. Wake Forest UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC

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6. Elon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsElon, NC

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7. Salem CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC

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