List of colleges and universities in North Carolina

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

Four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina[edit]

School Location(s) Control Type[1] Enrollment (2019) Founded
Appalachian State University Boone Public Master's university 19,280 1899
East Carolina University Greenville Public Doctoral/research university 28,651 1907
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City Public Master's university 1,769 1891
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville Public Doctoral/research university 6,551 1867
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro Public Doctoral/research university 12,556 1891
North Carolina Central University Durham Public Master's university 8,011 1909
North Carolina State University Raleigh Public Doctoral/research university 36,304 1887
University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville Public Master's university 3,600 1927
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Public Doctoral/research university 29,877 1789
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte Public Doctoral/research university 29,615 1946
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro Public Doctoral/research university 20,196 1891
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke Public Master's university 7,698 1887
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington Public Doctoral/research university 17,499 1947
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston-Salem Public Special Focus Institution 1086 1963
Western Carolina University Cullowhee Public Master's university 12,167 1889
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem Public Master's university 5,121 1892
Barton College Wilson Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,161 1902
Belmont Abbey College Belmont Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,507 1876
Bennett College Greensboro Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 311 1873
Brevard College Brevard Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 751 1853
Catawba College Salisbury Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,324 1851
Davidson College Davidson Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,837 1837
Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs Private (not for profit) Doctoral/research university 3,518 1905
Greensboro College Greensboro Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,021 1838
Guilford College Greensboro Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,536 1837
High Point University High Point Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 5,330 1924
Lees-McRae College Banner Elk Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 848 1900
Lenoir–Rhyne University Hickory Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 2,742 1891
Mars Hill University Mars Hill Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,066 1856
Meredith College Raleigh Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,810 1891
Montreat College Montreat Private (not for profit) Master's university 930 1916
North Carolina Wesleyan University Rocky Mount Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,886 1956
Salem College Winston-Salem Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 709 1772
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 2,805 1951
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 791 1894
William Peace University Raleigh Private (not for profit) Doctoral/research university 889 1857
Barber-Scotia College Concord Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college n/a[2] 1867
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord Private (not for profit) Other Health Professions Schools 475 1942
Campbell University Buies Creek Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 6,185 1887
Carolina Christian College Winston-Salem Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 64 1945
Carolina University Winston-Salem Private (not for profit) Master's university 668 1945
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 476 1990
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary Charlotte Private (not for profit) Faith-related institution 79 1996
Chowan University Murfreesboro Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,259 1848
Duke University Durham Private (not for profit) Doctoral/research university 16,768 1838
Elon University Elon Private (not for profit) Doctoral/research university 7,088 1889
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte Private (not for profit) Faith-related institution 1,696 1969
Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,494 1867
Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,523 1867
Livingstone College Salisbury Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,122 1879
Methodist University Fayetteville Private (not for profit) Master's university 1,968 1956
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 198 1948
Mount Eagle College & University Winston-Salem Private (not for profit) Not classified 2009
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer Private (not for profit) Master's university 1,277 1885
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte Private (not for profit) Master's university 2,463 1857
Shepherds Theological Seminary Cary, North Carolina Private (not for profit) Faith-related institution 105 2003
St. Andrews University Laurinburg Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 758 1896
St. Augustine's University Raleigh Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,044 1867
Shaw University Raleigh Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1,291 1865
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest Private (not for profit) Master's university 3,164 1950
Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College Wendell Private (not for profit) Faith-related institution 59 1983
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem Private (not for profit) Doctoral/research university 8,495 1834
Wingate University Wingate, Charlotte, Hendersonville Private (not for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 3,681 1896

Defunct institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Control Type[1] Founded
The Art Institute of Charlotte Charlotte Private (for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1973
John Wesley University High Point Private (not for profit) Faith-related institution 1903

North Carolina Community College System[edit]

Two-year institutions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b School types are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  2. ^ "Barber-Scotia College is at best about a decade away from accreditation".

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