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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]

Institution Location[1] Control Type[a] Enrollment[1]
(Fall 2022)
Appalachian State University Boone Public Master's university 20,436 1899
Barber-Scotia College Concord Private
Unaccredited[2] 1867
Barton College Wilson Private
(Disciples of Christ)
Baccalaureate college 1,265 1902
Belmont Abbey College Belmont Private
Baccalaureate college 1,501 1876
Bennett College Greensboro Private
Baccalaureate college 168 1873
Brevard College Brevard Private Baccalaureate college 759 1853
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord Private Special-focus institution 528 1942
Campbell University Buies Creek Private
Doctoral/Professional university 5,272 1887
Carolina Christian College Winston-Salem Private
(Churches of Christ)
Special-focus institution 70 1945
Carolina College of Biblical Studies Fayetteville Private
Special-focus institution 152 1973
Carolina University Winston-Salem Private
Master's university 826 1945
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte Public Special-focus institution 409 1990
Catawba College Salisbury Private
(United Church of Christ)
Baccalaureate college 1,172 1851
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary Charlotte Private
Special-focus institution 136 1996
Chowan University Murfreesboro Private
Baccalaureate college 886 1848
Davidson College Davidson Private
Baccalaureate college 1,927 1837
Duke University Durham Private
Research university 18,023 1838
East Carolina University Greenville Public Research university 27,151 1907
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City Public Baccalaureate college 2,149 1891
Elon University Elon Private
Doctoral/Professional university 7,123 1889
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville Public Master's university 6,787 1867
Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs Private
Doctoral/Professional university 3,144 1905
Greensboro College Greensboro Private
Master's university 826 1838
Guilford College Greensboro Private
Baccalaureate college 1,167 1837
Heritage Bible College Dunn Private
Faith-related institution 26 1971
High Point University High Point Private
Baccalaureate college 5,981 1924
Hood Theological Seminary Salisbury Private
(A.M.E. Zion)
Special-focus institution 146 1879
Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Charlotte Private Baccalaureate college 1,140 1914
Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte Private
Baccalaureate college 1,093 1867
Lees-McRae College Banner Elk Private
Baccalaureate college 855 1900
Lenoir–Rhyne University Hickory Private
Master's university 2,354 1891
Livingstone College Salisbury Private
(A.M.E. Zion)
Baccalaureate college 839 1879
Manna University Fayetteville Private
256 1978
Mars Hill University Mars Hill Private
Baccalaureate college 1,032 1856
Meredith College Raleigh Private Baccalaureate college 1,587 1891
Methodist University Fayetteville Private
Master's university 1,811 1956
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City Private
(Christian Churches)
Baccalaureate college 133 1948
Montreat College Montreat Private
Baccalaureate college 972 1916
North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro Public Research university 13,487 1891
North Carolina Central University Durham Public Master's university 7,553 1909
North Carolina State University Raleigh Public Research university 36,700 1887
North Carolina Wesleyan University Rocky Mount Private
Baccalaureate college 1,337 1956
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer Private
Master's university 1,076 1885
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte Private
Master's university 1,873 1857
Saint Augustine's University Raleigh Private
Baccalaureate college 1,108 1867
Salem College Winston-Salem Private
Baccalaureate college 469 1772
Shaw University Raleigh Private
Baccalaureate college 1,067 1865
Shepherds Theological Seminary Cary Private
Faith-related institution 161 2003
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest Private
Faith-related institution 2,764 1950
Southeastern Free Will Baptist College Wendell Private
(Free Will Baptist)
Faith-related institution 74 1983
St. Andrews University Laurinburg Private
Baccalaureate college 809 1896
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive Private
(Free Will Baptist)
Master's university 2,239 1951
University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville Public Baccalaureate college 2,914 1927
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Flagship university)
Chapel Hill Public Research university 31,705 1789
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte Public Research university 29,551 1946
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro Public Research university 17,978 1891
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke Public Master's university 7,666 1887
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston-Salem Public Special-focus Institution 1,104 1963
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington Public Research university 17,843 1947
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem Private Research university 8,963 1834
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa Private
Baccalaureate college 793 1894
Western Carolina University Cullowhee Public Doctoral/Professional university 11,635 1889
William Peace University Raleigh Private Baccalaureate college 713 1857
Wingate University Wingate Private
Doctoral/Professional university 3,396 1896
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem Public Doctoral/Professional university 5,004 1892

Defunct institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Control Type[b] Founded Closed
The Art Institute of Charlotte Charlotte Private (for profit) Baccalaureate / associate's college 1973 2018
Bailey Law School Buncombe County Private Law school 1859 1877
John Wesley University High Point Private (not for profit) Faith-related institution 1903 2018
King's College Charlotte Private (for profit) Associate's college 1901 2018

North Carolina Community College System[edit]

Two-year institutions[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "College Navigator". United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  2. ^ "Barber-Scotia College is at best about a decade away from accreditation".

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