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

Craven Community College
C
New Bern, NC
 

Craven Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,713enrollment
  • $6,967net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Davidson County Community College
D
Thomasville, NC
 

Davidson County Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,636enrollment
  • $7,922net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Durham Technical Community College
D
Durham, NC
 

Durham Technical Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,119enrollment
  • $5,867net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Edgecombe Community College
E
Tarboro, NC
 

Edgecombe Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,508enrollment
  • $3,915net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Fayetteville Technical Community College
F
Fayetteville, NC
 

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 9,790enrollment
  • $3,943net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.67Avg GPA

Forsyth Technical Community College
F
Winston Salem, NC
 

Forsyth Technical Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,774enrollment
  • $6,349net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 29

Gaston College
G
Dallas, NC
 

Gaston College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,953enrollment
  • $12,942net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Greensboro College
G
Greensboro, NC

Greensboro College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 875enrollment
  • $17,783net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 900-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Guilford Technical Community College
G
Jamestown, NC
 

Guilford Technical Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,960enrollment
  • $10,857net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.55Avg GPA

Halifax Community College
H
Weldon, NC
 

Halifax Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 943enrollment
  • $3,514net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Haywood Community College
H
Clyde, NC
 

Haywood Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,318enrollment
  • $6,300net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Heritage Bible College
H
Dunn, NC
 

Heritage Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 30enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Isothermal Community College
I
Spindale, NC
 

Isothermal Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,913enrollment
  • $6,076net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

James Sprunt Community College
J
Kenansville, NC
 

James Sprunt Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,320enrollment
  • $3,464net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Laurel University
L
High Point, NC
 

Laurel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 158enrollment
  • $19,269net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Johnston Community College
J
Smithfield, NC
 

Johnston Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,059enrollment
  • $5,735net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 13

Lees McRae College
L
Banner Elk, NC
 

Lees McRae College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 873enrollment
  • $24,390net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lenoir Community College
L
Kinston, NC
 

Lenoir Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,348enrollment
  • $4,836net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.84Avg GPA