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Duke University

#6 NORTH CAROLINA

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6thin America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its public policy analysis, computer engineering, and education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With a tuition cost of $55,880 per year, Duke University is extremely high-priced. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $84,400 per year, which is 103% over the national median.

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Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

# 6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

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Davidson College

#47 NORTH CAROLINA

Davidson College is a small private liberal arts college located in Davidson, NC ranked 47thin America. It has a total of 2,006 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 18.05% of applicants. Davidson College offers 28 different majors and is best known for its african studies, latin american studies, and political science and government programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 6th, and 25th respectively). With a tuition cost of $52,466 per year, Davidson College is exceptionally expensive. 83.95% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $58,900 per year, which is 42% above the national median.

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Davidson, NC

https://www.davidson.edu/

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

2,006

Students

# 44

Ranking

$52,466

Tuition

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Wake Forest University

#62 NORTH CAROLINA

Wake Forest University is a mid-sized private university located in Winston-Salem, NC ranked 62ndin America. It has a total of 5,399 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 29.6% acceptance rate. Wake Forest University offers 100 different majors and is best known for its french studies, general studies, and elementary education and teaching programs (nationally ranked 1st, 7th, and 8th respectively). With a tuition cost of $54,430 per year, Wake Forest University is exceptionally costly. 85.68% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $63,800 per year, which is 54% above the national median.

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Winston-Salem, NC

www.wfu.edu

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

9,032

Students

# 58

Ranking

$54,430

Tuition

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#64 NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64thin America. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its health and fitness, peace studies and conflict resolution, and environmental science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With a tuition cost of $7,019 for in-state students and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately high-priced. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

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Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

# 5

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#134 NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134thin the US. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its animal sciences, forestry, and botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With a tuition cost of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately expensive. 73.33% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $52,500 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

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Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

# 27

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts

#210 NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a small public art school located in Winston Salem, NC ranked 210thin America. It has a total of 904 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 28.91% of applicants. University of North Carolina School of the Arts offers 10 different majors and is best known for its theatre design and technology, dance, and cinematography programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With a tuition cost of $6,497 for students from North Carolina and $23,040 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina School of the Arts is reasonably high-priced. 69.27% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $35,500 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

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Winston Salem, NC

www.uncsa.edu/

A

Rating

29%

Acceptance

1,057

Students

# 56

Ranking

$23,040

Tuition

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Elon University

#247 NORTH CAROLINA

Elon University is a mid-sized private institution located in Elon, NC ranked 247thin the US. It has a total of 6,344 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.44% acceptance rate. Elon University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its music management, human services, and musical theatre programs (nationally ranked 9th, 11th, and 12th respectively). With a tuition cost of $36,082 per year, Elon University is reasonably costly. 72.66% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

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Elon, NC

www.elon.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

7,277

Students

# 180

Ranking

$36,082

Tuition

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Carolinas College of Health Sciences

#274 NORTH CAROLINA

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a very small public associates college located in Charlotte, NC ranked 274th in the US. It has a total of 661 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.29% of applicants. Carolinas College of Health Sciences offers 7 different majors. With a tuition cost of $13,248 per year, Carolinas College of Health Sciences is relatively inexpensive. 76.81% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $50,000 per year, which is 20% above the national median.

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Charlotte, NC

www.carolinascollege.edu

A-

Rating

35%

Acceptance

661

Students

# 75

Ranking

$13,248

Tuition

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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

#320 NORTH CAROLINA

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a very small private associates college located in Concord, NC ranked 9thin North Carolina. It has a total of 493 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.65% acceptance rate. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers 13 different majors and is best known for its health and medical physicsand registered nursing programs, which are respectively ranked 2nd and 44th in the nation. With a tuition cost of $13,054 per year, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is relatively affordable. 74.03% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $48,600 per year, which is 17% over the national median.

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Concord, NC

www.atriumhealth.org/education/cabarrus-college-of-health-sciences

B+

Rating

28%

Acceptance

542

Students

# 229

Ranking

$13,054

Tuition

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University of North Carolina Wilmington

#518 NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina Wilmington is a large public institution located in Wilmington, NC ranked 10thin North Carolina. It has a total of 16,615 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 65.45% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina Wilmington offers 104 different majors and is best known for its marine biology and biological oceanography, recreational therapy, and middle school education and teaching programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 28th respectively). With a tuition cost of $4,443 for students from North Carolina and $18,508 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina Wilmington is moderately priced. 66.36% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $41,600 per year, which is 0% above the national median.

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Wilmington, NC

www.uncw.edu

B

Rating

65%

Acceptance

19,400

Students

# 152

Ranking

$18,508

Tuition

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

#583 NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a very large public college located in Charlotte, NC ranked 11thin North Carolina. It has a total of 27,497 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 65.05% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers 162 different majors and is best known for its respiratory care therapy, civil engineering technologies, and german language and literature programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With a tuition cost of $3,812 for in-state students and $17,246 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Charlotte is reasonably priced. 53.39% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $44,000 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

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Charlotte, NC

https://www.uncc.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

34,024

Students

# 168

Ranking

$17,246

Tuition

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Meredith College

#591 NORTH CAROLINA

Meredith College is a small private institution located in Raleigh, NC ranked 12thin North Carolina. It has a total of 1,683 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.72% of applicants. Meredith College offers 64 different majors and is best known for its human sciences, fashion merchandising, and child development programs (nationally ranked 9th, 12th, and 14th respectively). With a tuition cost of $38,520 per year, Meredith College is rather pricey. 60% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $39,500 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

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Raleigh, NC

www.meredith.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

2,048

Students

# 402

Ranking

$38,520

Tuition

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Queens University of Charlotte

#595 NORTH CAROLINA

Queens University of Charlotte is a small private institution located in Charlotte, NC ranked 13thin North Carolina. It has a total of 2,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 65.22% acceptance rate. Queens University of Charlotte offers 63 different majors and is best known for its music therapy, human services, and exercise physiology programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 22nd, and 31st respectively). With a tuition cost of $34,438 per year, Queens University of Charlotte is reasonably pricey. 52.07% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $42,200 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

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Charlotte, NC

www.queens.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

3,056

Students

# 404

Ranking

$34,438

Tuition

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Appalachian State University

#609 NORTH CAROLINA

Appalachian State University is a large public institution located in Boone, NC ranked 14thin North Carolina. It has a total of 18,575 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.81% of applicants. Appalachian State University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its history teacher education, environmental control technologies, and art teacher education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 9th respectively). With a tuition cost of $4,242 for students from North Carolina and $19,049 for those from out-of-state, Appalachian State University is moderately priced. 70.11% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

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Boone, NC

www.appstate.edu/

B-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

20,714

Students

# 180

Ranking

$19,049

Tuition

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Barton College

#734 NORTH CAROLINA

Barton College is a small private institution located in Wilson, NC ranked 15thin North Carolina. It has a total of 1,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.29% of applicants. Barton College offers 34 different majors and is best known for its gerontology program, which is ranked 3rd in the US. With a tuition cost of $31,732 per year, Barton College is somewhat moderately pricey. 53.23% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $38,100 per year, which is 8% below the national median.

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Wilson, NC

https://www.barton.edu/

C+

Rating

45%

Acceptance

1,196

Students

# 481

Ranking

$31,732

Tuition

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East Carolina University

#783 NORTH CAROLINA

East Carolina University is a very large public university located in Greenville, NC ranked 16thin North Carolina. It has a total of 25,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of seven out of nine applicants. East Carolina University offers 187 different majors and is best known for its industrial production technologies, accounting and business management, and home economics teacher education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With a tuition cost of $4,452 for in-state students and $20,729 for those from out-of-state, East Carolina University is somewhat moderately expensive. 61.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $40,500 per year, which is 2% under the national median.

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Greenville, NC

www.ecu.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

32,028

Students

# 232

Ranking

$20,729

Tuition

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Gardner-Webb University

#903 NORTH CAROLINA

Gardner-Webb University is a small private institution located in Boiling Springs, NC ranked 17thin North Carolina. It has a total of 2,228 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 66.71% acceptance rate. Gardner-Webb University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its exercise physiology program, which is ranked 43rd in the United States. With a tuition cost of $31,610 per year, Gardner-Webb University is somewhat moderately pricey. 55.07% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $38,700 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

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Boiling Springs, NC

www.gardner-webb.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

4,114

Students

# 564

Ranking

$31,610

Tuition

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Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

#907 NORTH CAROLINA

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is a small private university located in Charlotte, NC ranked 18thin North Carolina. It has a total of 1,832 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.55% of applicants. Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte offers 12 different majors and is best known for its accounting and finance, fashion merchandising, and foods nutrition and related services programs (nationally ranked 20th, 27th, and 39th respectively). With a tuition cost of $33,054 per year, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is reasonably high-priced. 54.78% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

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Charlotte, NC

https://www.jwu.edu/campuses/charlotte/index.html

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

1,832

Students

# 567

Ranking

$33,054

Tuition

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Catawba College

#971 NORTH CAROLINA

Catawba College is a small private institution located in Salisbury, NC ranked 19thin North Carolina. It has a total of 1,467 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 49.51% acceptance rate. Catawba College offers 44 different majors and is best known for its preschool education and teachingand recreational therapy programs, which are respectively ranked 17th and 23rd in the US. With a tuition cost of $30,520 per year, Catawba College is reasonably expensive. 43.87% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $39,400 per year, which is 5% less than the national median.

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Salisbury, NC

www.catawba.edu

C+

Rating

50%

Acceptance

1,472

Students

# 597

Ranking

$30,520

Tuition

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Pfeiffer University

#1007 NORTH CAROLINA

Pfeiffer University is a small private institution located in Misenheimer, NC ranked 20thin North Carolina. It has a total of 949 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.78% of applicants. Pfeiffer University offers 49 different majors and is best known for its health care administration, criminal justice, and fitness administration programs (respectively ranked 5th, 8th, and 11th in North Carolina). With a tuition cost of $29,800 per year, Pfeiffer University is reasonably pricey. 47.21% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $39,200 per year, which is 6% below the national median.

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Misenheimer, NC

www.pfeiffer.edu

C+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

1,533

Students

# 616

Ranking

$29,800

Tuition

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Lees-McRae College

#1019 NORTH CAROLINA

Lees-McRae College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Banner Elk, NC ranked 21stin North Carolina. It has a total of 1,026 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.82% of applicants. Lees-McRae College offers 22 different majors and is best known for its zoology program, which is ranked 40th in the US. With a tuition cost of $25,625 per year, Lees-McRae College is somewhat moderately pricey. 43.94% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $33,200 per year, which is 20% under the national median.

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Banner Elk, NC

www.lmc.edu

C+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

1,026

Students

# 624

Ranking

$25,625

Tuition

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Campbell University

#1026 NORTH CAROLINA

Campbell University is a mid-sized private institution located in Buies Creek, NC ranked 22ndin North Carolina. It has a total of 4,973 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.7% of applicants. Campbell University offers 114 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, homeland security, and pharmaceutical sciences programs (nationally ranked 20th, 23rd, and 30th respectively). With a tuition cost of $32,380 per year, Campbell University is reasonably costly. 50.62% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $45,900 per year, which is 11% greater than the national median.

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Buies Creek, NC

https://www.campbell.edu/

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

7,311

Students

# 629

Ranking

$32,380

Tuition

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Lenoir-Rhyne University

#1028 NORTH CAROLINA

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a small private college located in Hickory, NC ranked 23rdin North Carolina. It has a total of 1,954 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.94% of applicants. Lenoir-Rhyne University offers 77 different majors and is best known for its management science, management sciences and quantitative methods, and entrepreneurship programs (respectively ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in North Carolina). With a tuition cost of $37,400 per year, Lenoir-Rhyne University is quite high-priced. 49.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $38,500 per year, which is 7% below the national median.

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Hickory, NC

www.lr.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

3,058

Students

# 630

Ranking

$37,400

Tuition

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Western Carolina University

#1038 NORTH CAROLINA

Western Carolina University is a large public institution located in Cullowhee, NC ranked 24thin North Carolina. It has a total of 11,303 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.71% of applicants. Western Carolina University offers 107 different majors and is best known for its forensic chemistry, emergency medical technology, and recreational therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 8th, and 15th respectively). With a tuition cost of $1,000 for students from North Carolina and $5,000 for those from out-of-state, Western Carolina University is very inexpensive. 57.29% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $37,700 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

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Cullowhee, NC

www.wcu.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

13,342

Students

# 309

Ranking

$5,000

Tuition

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro

#1081 NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a very large public university located in Greensboro, NC ranked 25thin North Carolina. It has a total of 18,534 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.46% of applicants. University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers 158 different majors and is best known for its computer systems networking and telecommunications, fine and studio arts management, and peace studies and conflict resolution programs (nationally ranked 9th, 16th, and 28th respectively). With a tuition cost of $4,422 for in-state students and $19,581 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Greensboro is moderately priced. 55.14% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $37,500 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

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Greensboro, NC

www.uncg.edu

C+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

22,610

Students

# 323

Ranking

$19,581

Tuition