#13 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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North Carolina Wesleyan College overview
Location Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Online ncwc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
North Carolina Wesleyan College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, North Carolina Wesleyan College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,220 prospective students applied, and 622 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 193 enrolled in the school.  1,274 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 257 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $32,996 plus fees of $375. North Carolina Wesleyan College is ranked 844 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

North Carolina Wesleyan College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.












North Carolina Wesleyan College is rated within the lower 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
North Carolina Wesleyan College overview
SAT 860/1120
ACT 15/21
GPA 3.2

Applications Accepted

North Carolina Wesleyan College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for North Carolina Wesleyan College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$300
Other Fees$375
Room and Board $11,918
Budget for Other Expenses$2,200
Total One Year Cost$47,789

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

22% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by North Carolina Wesleyan College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 41%
Psychology 15%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Computer and Information Sciences 10%
Social Sciences 6%

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