Best Colleges in North Carolina, US 2018

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* Schools within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.

NameLocationRankTuition and FeesEnrollment
Duke University(Durham, NC)#9 in National Universities$53,7446,609
Wake Forest University(Winston-Salem, NC)#27 in National Universities$51,4004,955
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill(Chapel Hill, NC)#30 in National Universities$34,588 (out-of-state), $9,005 (in-state)18,523
North Carolina State University--Raleigh(Raleigh, NC)#81 in National Universities$27,406 (out-of-state), $9,058 (in-state)23,847
University of North Carolina--Charlotte(Charlotte, NC)#198 in National Universities$20,268 (out-of-state), $6,834 (in-state)23,404
East Carolina University(Greenville, NC)#207 in National Universities$23,420 (out-of-state), $7,143 (in-state)22,969
Gardner-Webb University(Boiling Springs, NC)#223 in National Universities$30,7402,362
Davidson College(Davidson, NC)#10 in National Liberal Arts Colleges$49,9491,796
Salem College(Winston-Salem, NC)#117 in National Liberal Arts Colleges$28,566933
University of North Carolina--Asheville(Asheville, NC)#141 in National Liberal Arts Colleges$23,868 (out-of-state), $7,145 (in-state)3,806
Guilford College(Greensboro, NC)#160 in National Liberal Arts Colleges$35,5631,809
Warren Wilson College(Asheville, NC)#160 in National Liberal Arts Colleges$35,244650
Meredith College(Raleigh, NC)#163 in National Liberal Arts Colleges$35,9161,685
Elon University(Elon, NC)#1 in Regional Universities South$34,2736,008
High Point University(High Point, NC)#1 in Regional Colleges South$34,0054,546
Catawba College(Salisbury, NC)#4 in Regional Colleges South$29,9201,297
Barton College(Wilson, NC)#8 in Regional Colleges South$29,998988
Belmont Abbey College(Belmont, NC)#8 in Regional Colleges South$18,5001,523
Appalachian State University(Boone, NC)#9 in Regional Universities South$21,652 (out-of-state), $7,136 (in-state)16,595
University of North Carolina--Wilmington(Wilmington, NC)#14 in Regional Universities South$21,064 (out-of-state), $7,048 (in-state)13,914
Lees-McRae College(Banner Elk, NC)#19 in Regional Colleges South$26,198991
University of Mount Olive(Mount Olive, NC)#19 in Regional Colleges South$19,0003,250
Queens University of Charlotte(Charlotte, NC)#20 in Regional Universities South$33,5321,617
Brevard College(Brevard, NC)#21 in Regional Colleges South$27,790N/A
Mars Hill University(Mars Hill, NC)#24 in Regional Colleges South$31,8041,371
Bennett College(Greensboro, NC)#25 in Regional Colleges South$18,513474
Campbell University(Buies Creek, NC)#27 in Regional Universities South$31,1904,560
Wingate University(Wingate, NC)#32 in Regional Universities South$31,1202,084
Western Carolina University(Cullowhee, NC)#38 in Regional Universities South$17,584 (out-of-state), $7,191 (in-state)9,171
Greensboro College(Greensboro, NC)#44 in Regional Colleges South$28,000960
North Carolina Wesleyan College(Rocky Mount, NC)#46 in Regional Colleges South$30,1502,092
Chowan University(Murfreesboro, NC)#50 in Regional Colleges South$24,4801,525
St. Augustine's University(Raleigh, NC)#50 in Regional Colleges South$17,890944
Lenoir-Rhyne University(Hickory, NC)#61 in Regional Universities South$35,3501,710
North Carolina Central University(Durham, NC)#80 in Regional Universities South$18,340 (out-of-state), $5,882 (in-state)6,285
Methodist University(Fayetteville, NC)#85 in Regional Universities South$32,8602,169
Elizabeth City State University(Elizabeth City, NC)#87 in Regional Universities South$18,610 (out-of-state), $5,466 (in-state)1,310
Pfeiffer University(Misenheimer, NC)#87 in Regional Universities South$29,574N/A
Montreat College(Montreat, NC)#101 in Regional Universities South$25,755766
University of North Carolina--Pembroke(Pembroke, NC)#102 in Regional Universities South$17,547 (out-of-state), $5,956 (in-state)5,514
Winston-Salem State University(Winston-Salem, NC)#106 in Regional Universities South$15,915 (out-of-state), $5,804 (in-state)N/A
Fayetteville State University(Fayetteville, NC)Rank Not Published$17,192 (out-of-state), $5,584 (in-state)5,540
Johnson C. Smith University(Charlotte, NC)Rank Not Published$18,2361,326
Livingstone College(Salisbury, NC)Rank Not Published$17,7631,204
North Carolina A&T State University(Greensboro, NC)Rank Not Published$19,416 (out-of-state), $6,526 (in-state)9,668
Shaw University(Raleigh, NC)Rank Not Published$16,4801,713
University of North Carolina--Greensboro(Greensboro, NC)Rank Not Published$22,410 (out-of-state), $7,164 (in-state)16,281
William Peace University(Raleigh, NC)Rank Not Published$27,080N/A
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences(Concord, NC)UnrankedN/AN/A
Mid-Atlantic Christian University(Elizabeth City, NC)UnrankedN/A186
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary(Wake Forest, NC)Unranked$10,500414
University of North Carolina School of the Arts(Winston-Salem, NC)Unranked$25,081 (out-of-state), $9,338 (in-state)N/A