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

Lenoir Rhyne University
L
Hickory, NC

Lenoir Rhyne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,405enrollment
  • $18,814net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Livingstone College
L
HBCU
Salisbury, NC

Livingstone College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 890enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 810-988SAT range
  • 13-15ACT range
  • 2.64Estimated Avg GPA

Louisburg College
L
Louisburg, NC

Louisburg College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 501enrollment
  • $18,157net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.34Avg GPA

Mars Hill University
M
Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,073enrollment
  • $18,195net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Martin Community College
M
Williamston, NC
 

Martin Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 856enrollment
  • $6,603net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Mayland Community College
M
Spruce Pine, NC
 

Mayland Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 863enrollment
  • $5,809net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

McDowell Technical Community College
M
Marion, NC
 

McDowell Technical Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,135enrollment
  • $4,415net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Miller Motte College Wilmington
M
Wilmington, NC
 

Miller Motte College Wilmington

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,860enrollment
  • $26,756net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Mitchell Community College
M
Statesville, NC

Mitchell Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,289enrollment
  • $9,569net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Montgomery Community College
M
Troy, NC
 

Montgomery Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 712enrollment
  • $12,447net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Nash Community College
N
Rocky Mount, NC
 

Nash Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,874enrollment
  • $6,321net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Pamlico Community College
P
Grantsboro, NC
 

Pamlico Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 307enrollment
  • $5,202net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

William Peace University
W
Raleigh, NC

William Peace University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 742enrollment
  • $25,841net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1078-1230SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Piedmont International University
P
Winston Salem, NC
 

Piedmont International University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 691enrollment
  • $15,119net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 770-1230SAT range
  • 15-23ACT range
  • 3.07Estimated Avg GPA

Piedmont Community College
P
Roxboro, NC
 

Piedmont Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,187enrollment
  • $2,844net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Pitt Community College
P
Winterville, NC
 

Pitt Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,346enrollment
  • $3,944net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Randolph Community College
R
Asheboro, NC
 

Randolph Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,289enrollment
  • $6,538net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Richmond Community College
R
Hamlet, NC
 

Richmond Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,164enrollment
  • $4,984net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA