Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian enrolls about 17,000 students and offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Whether it’s meeting the demand for more teachers and healthcare professionals or improving economic conditions and quality of life in the region, East Carolina University has for more than a century answered the call to serve. ECU serves a student population of more than 27,000, including more than 21,000 undergraduate students, about 6,000 graduate and doctoral students, and more than 300 medical students.
Elizabeth City State is a premier public institution providing affordable academic programs and services of exceptional caliber in a nurturing environment. ECSU offers baccalaureate, graduate, and professional programs for a diverse student body, and to attract and retain a diverse and highly qualified faculty whose mission is to educate and lead students to become productive members of a global and increasingly interdependent society.
Fayetteville State’s primary mission is to provide quality education to its students through a liberal arts foundation, specialized professional training, and specific graduate programs. A historically black college and university founded in 1867, Fayetteville State is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina.
NC A&T has all the resources and experiences of a large university, in a caring and nurturing community where faculty members take a vested interest in your success. Experience the best of both worlds: a small town campus feel, surrounded by a culturally rich metropolitan city. With a student population of approximately 11,000 students, NC A&T is a doctoral research, land-grant university offering degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
Founded in 1910, North Carolina Central University (NCCU) was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African Americans. Today, this dynamic campus has a diverse student body of more than 8,300, enrolled in academic programs including law, biotechnology, library science, business, nursing, education, and the arts. NCCU is a comprehensive, master’s-level university with more than 100 baccalaureate concentrations and more than 40 areas of study at the graduate and professional levels.
North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research. It is globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics leadership. With more than 34,000 students enrolled, it is the largest university in North Carolina. NC State is a highly ranked university for many areas, especially for value and affordability and job placement. NC State’s beautiful campus is located near the center of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, in a metropolitan region of over 1.5 million people. NC State students take advantage of the many resources of the city and the area.
The designated undergraduate liberal arts university in the 16-campus University of North Carolina. An outstanding learning community, UNC Asheville is committed to providing an excellent liberal arts experience for its nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students through challenging academic programs, exemplary teaching, and meaningful and diverse co-curricular activities. UNC Asheville offers more than 30 majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Liberal Arts degrees. UNC Asheville encourages each student to explore further and dig deeper. Programs and activities are designed to stretch thinking skills, broaden horizons, and provide valuable real-world experience to complement and intensify classroom learning.
Since its establishment in 1789 as the nation’s first public university, UNC-Chapel Hill has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Our school spirit has been forged through more than two centuries of academic excellence, public service, and athletic, professional, and personal achievement. UNC-Chapel Hill is consistently ranked among the nation’s best in academic quality, diversity, engagement, and international presence. Students have access to innovative programs and opportunities to contribute to ground-breaking research and study abroad in more than 70 countries. Chapel Hill is part of the larger and easily accessible Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area, which offers a range of collegiate activities, professional opportunities, resources, neighborhoods, and cultural events.
Founded in 1946, UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research institution. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte addresses the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. The campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 25,000 students consider UNC Charlotte’s campus their home away from home.
UNC Greensboro has been highly regarded for over one hundred years for both its strong liberal arts tradition and its internationally recognized research capabilities. With approximately 17,000 students, UNCG is known for its renowned faculty, state-of-the art facilities, and affordable tuition and living expenses. UNCG offers over 160 undergraduate and graduate academic majors in business, the sciences, and the arts. UNCG students find challenging academic programs, hands-on learning experiences, and a supportive campus community.
UNC Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and exists to promote excellence in teaching and learning, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in an environment of free inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and rigorous intellectual standards. It cultivates an international perspective, rooted in its service to, and appreciation of, its multi-ethnic regional society. A master’s-level university with a total enrollment of nearly 7,000, UNCP offers 45 bachelor’s and 17 master’s degrees. Change your life at UNCP. Prepare to thrive in the world.
UNC Wilmington is unique in its dedication to combining a small college’s commitment to excellence in teaching with a research university’s opportunities for student involvement in significant faculty scholarship. We maintain an intimate learning environment for undergraduates, integrating teaching and mentoring with research and service. We promote and engage in high-quality scholarship, master’s-focused graduate education, and selected doctoral programs. We encourage intellectual and cultural diversity, foster regional engagement, and value individual growth and development.
UNC School of the Arts is simply the best! These words represent the high standard of excellence of UNCSA students and the quality of the performances they offer at home and on tour. This conservatory for the arts is dedicated entirely to the professional training of students possessing exceptional talent in the performing, visual, and moving-image arts, offering programs at the master’s and high school levels in its Schools of Dance, Design and Production, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. Along with rigorous training and a commitment to their art, students study science and math, languages and literature, humanities and philosophy, to develop the artist as a whole.
WCU was and is ranked one of the top 10 public, regional universities in the southern United States. It is the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina. Its more than 9,000 students from nearly 40 countries pursue undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in more than 120 specialty areas. WCU offers nationally ranked business, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice programs, national award-winning teacher education programs, and the nation’s first accredited four-year emergency medical care program. Available courses of study—many also offered online—are diverse, and include such areas as nursing and other health and human sciences, arts and performing arts, communication, engineering technology, forensic science and other sciences, and humanities.
WSSU is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. It produces graduates who are creative, flexible problem-solvers known for leadership and service to their professions and communities. A historically black university, WSSU was the first African American institution in the United States to grant elementary education teaching degrees. Building on its core strengths in education, nursing, and the health sciences, WSSU has grown to include undergraduate and graduate programs that meet the needs of a fast-evolving global economy.