Best North Carolina Colleges

Ranked list of Colleges and Universities in North Carolina for 2024

There are 133 colleges and universities in North Carolina enrolling 546,048 students. Explore the list of top colleges in North Carolina below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in North Carolina offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 North Carolina is home to nationally ranked institutions like Duke University, Davidson College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University at Raleigh. The highest ranked college in North Carolina is Duke University and the top rated public state college is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Local college options can be explored in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Winston-Salem or other cities.


133 results

List of the Best North Carolina Colleges

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
A
Asheville, NC
 

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 6,270enrollment
  • $6,259net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Beaufort County Community College
B
Washington, NC
 

Beaufort County Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,627enrollment
  • $7,204net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bennett College for Women
B
HBCU
Greensboro, NC

Bennett College for Women

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 207enrollment
  • $20,062net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.74Estimated Avg GPA

Bladen Community College
B
Dublin, NC
 

Bladen Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,016enrollment
  • $7,516net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Blue Ridge Community College
B
Flat Rock, NC
 

Blue Ridge Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,635enrollment
  • $7,924net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Brevard College
B
Brevard, NC

Brevard College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 780enrollment
  • $23,001net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Brunswick Community College
B
Bolivia, NC
 

Brunswick Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,649enrollment
  • $7,400net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
C
Concord, NC
 

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 557enrollment
  • $14,475net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 945-1145SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
C
Hudson, NC
 

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,550enrollment
  • $4,678net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Cape Fear Community College
C
Wilmington, NC
 

Cape Fear Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,059enrollment
  • $8,798net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Carteret Community College
C
Morehead City, NC
 

Carteret Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,535enrollment
  • $10,486net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Catawba Valley Community College
C
Hickory, NC
 

Catawba Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,168enrollment
  • $6,777net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.73Avg GPA

South College Asheville
S
Asheville, NC
 

South College Asheville

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 352enrollment
  • $31,683net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Central Carolina Community College
C
Sanford, NC
 

Central Carolina Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 4,871enrollment
  • $6,100net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Central Piedmont Community College
C
Charlotte, NC

Central Piedmont Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 17,208enrollment
  • $6,652net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Chowan University
C
Murfreesboro, NC
 

Chowan University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 981enrollment
  • $16,784net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 875-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA

Cleveland Community College
C
Shelby, NC
 

Cleveland Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,425enrollment
  • -$325net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Coastal Carolina Community College
C
Jacksonville, NC
 

Coastal Carolina Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 3,571enrollment
  • $7,644net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA