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North Carolina State University

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#297 / #124
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#176
Most Desirable School
Public research university in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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About North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University (NC State) was founded in 1887. With more than 36,000 students, NC State is the largest university in the state of North Carolina. NC State is also one of the corners of the famous “research triangle,” along with the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Duke University in Durham.

NC State is divided into 11 academic colleges. It is perhaps best known for its professional colleges, including the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, the Wilson College of Textiles, and the College of Design. NC State’s College of Engineering offers a program in nuclear engineering that is generally considered to be one of the best in the world.

NC State’s department of Online and Distance Education offers over 1,000 courses through more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

One NC State associated individual has won the Nobel Prize — Rajendra Kumar Pachauri for Peace.

Other distinguished NC State connected individuals include the following:

  • Physicist and director of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, Munir Ahmad Khan
  • Physicist and nanotechnology engineer, David Carroll
  • Electrical engineer, John S. Mayo
  • Software engineer and entrepreneur, James Goodnight
  • Actors, Jill Wagner and Zachary Galifianakis
  • Comedians, Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
  • Singer, Scott McCreery
  • Pianist and popular composer, John Tesh
  • Former Army Chief of Staff, Raymond T. “Ray” Odierno
  • Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Hugh Shelton
  • Current Chief Operating Officer of Apple, Inc., Jeff Williams
  • Diplomat and educator, Albert Carnesale
  • Former North Carolina Governor, James B. Hunt, Jr.
  • Current US Representative, Patrick McHenry
  • Former US Senator, John Edwards
  • Former Interim President of Libya, Abdurrahim El-Keib
  • Former President of the Dominican Republic, Hipólito Domínguez

NC State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

According to Wikipedia, North Carolina State University is a public land-grant research university in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1887 and part of the University of North Carolina system, it is the largest university in the Carolinas. The university forms one of the corners of the Research Triangle together with Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

North Carolina State University's Online Degrees

Doctorate in Design
  • Required Credits: 54
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MS in Textile Chemistry
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MT in Textiles
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture
  • Required Credits: 31
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics And Data Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MBA in Business Administration
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Business Essentials
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Finance
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Marketing
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication And Managerial Skills
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Sport And Entertainment Venue Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAS in Statistics
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Tax Analytics And Technology
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAC in Accounting
  • Required Credits: 31
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MSCPE in Computer Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Computer Networking
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Programming
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MSC in Computer Science
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Data Science Foundations
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Doctorate in Education Administration And Supervision
  • Required Credits: 54
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd and MS in Curriculum And Instruction
Degree Concentrations
  • New Literacies And Global Learning
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd or MS in Elementary Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in Elementary Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in English
Degree Concentrations
  • English As A Second Language (Esl)
  • Secondary Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in Language Arts
Degree Concentrations
  • Middle Grades
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd in Learning Design And Technology
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in Mathematics
Degree Concentrations
  • Secondary Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching And Learning
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd in School Counseling
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in Science
Degree Concentrations
  • Secondary Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in Social Studies
Degree Concentrations
  • Middle Grades
  • Secondary Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Special Education
Degree Concentrations
  • Multi-Tier System Of Supports (Gcse:Mtss)
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in Special Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Special Education For Multi-Tiered Systems Of Support (Mtss)
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Statistics Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd in Stem Education
Degree Concentrations
  • Engineering And Technology
  • Science
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd in Training And Development
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Youth Development And Leadership
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MR in Youth, Family, And Community Sciences
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MEd in Community College Teaching
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Certificate in Teaching, Training, & Educational Technology
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Training, And Educational Technology
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MED in Engineering And Technology Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MED in Learning Design And Technology
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MED in Mathematics Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MED in School Counseling
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MED in Science Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MAT in Teaching
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MED in Training And Development
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MEd in Adult And Continuing Professional Education
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Biology For Educators
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MED in Adult And Community College Education Program
Degree Concentrations
  • Master'S Of Education
  • Master'S Of Science
  • Required Credits: 36-39
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BA in Leadership In The Public Sector
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Family Life Education And Coaching
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Leadership And Volunteer Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership In The Public Sector
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd in Health Professions Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Nutrition
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEd in College Counseling And Student Development
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Counselor Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Required Credits: 60
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MED in College Counseling And Student Development
  • Required Credits: 60
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MHS in Horticultural Science
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MSAE in Aerospace Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Agricultural And Extension Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAgrSc in Agricultural And Extension Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Leadership
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAS in Animal Science
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MBAE in Biological And Agricultural Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MSCHE in Chemical Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MCE in Civil Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Climate Adaptation
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Crop Science
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MSEPSE in Electric Power Systems Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MSEE in Electrical Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MEng in Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MENE in Environmental Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Feed Science
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Food Safety & Quality Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MFB in Forest Biomaterials
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Fundamentals Of Entomology
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MGIST in Geospatial Information Science And Technology
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
EA in Environmental Assessment
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Materials Science And Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Mathematics
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
IMSEI in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Microbiology
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MNAE in Nanoengineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MNE in Nuclear Engineering
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Nonproliferation Science And Policy
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MPRTSM in Parks, Recreation, Tourism And Sport Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathogens And People
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment And Development
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Soil Science
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Soil Science
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Watershed Assessment And Restoration
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Feed Milling
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Horticultural Science
Degree Concentrations
  • General Horticulture
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Horticultural Science
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MIE in Industrial Engineering
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MMSE in Materials Science And Engineering
  • Required Credits: 31
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MSME in Mechanical Engineering
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported

North Carolina State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
32,99847%84%132029

How Much Does North Carolina State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)Fees (in-state)
$6,535$2,596

How Much Do North Carolina State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from North Carolina State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $59,500 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

North Carolina State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
31,05624,7806,276

Where is North Carolina State University?

North Carolina State University is located at 2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27695-7001

What Is North Carolina State University Known For?

North Carolina State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

North Carolina State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Earth Sciences
#153
World Rank
#153
Historical Rank
#60
USA Rank
earth-science Degrees
Engineering
#146
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#146
Historical Rank
#68
USA Rank
engineering Degrees
Biology
#153
World Rank
#153
Historical Rank
#70
USA Rank
biology Degrees
Chemistry
#228
World Rank
#228
Historical Rank
#72
USA Rank
chemistry Degrees
Mathematics
#228
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#228
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#75
USA Rank
math Degrees
Education
#168
World Rank
#168
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#80
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education Degrees
Computer Science
#186
World Rank
#186
Historical Rank
#84
USA Rank
computer-science Degrees
Philosophy
#231
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#231
Historical Rank
#87
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philosophy Degrees
Business
#155
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#155
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#94
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business Degrees
Physics
#308
World Rank
#308
Historical Rank
#98
USA Rank
physics Degrees
Economics
#315
World Rank
#315
Historical Rank
#112
USA Rank
economics Degrees
History
#238
World Rank
#238
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#120
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history Degrees
Political Science
#359
World Rank
#359
Historical Rank
#137
USA Rank
political-science Degrees
Communications
#299
World Rank
#299
Historical Rank
#139
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communications Degrees
Medical
#312
World Rank
#312
Historical Rank
#147
USA Rank
medicine Degrees
Sociology
#390
World Rank
#390
Historical Rank
#155
USA Rank
sociology Degrees
Social Work
#263
World Rank
#263
Historical Rank
#160
USA Rank
social-work Degrees
Criminal Justice
#293
World Rank
#293
Historical Rank
#207
USA Rank
criminal-justice Degrees
Literature
#472
World Rank
#472
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#210
USA Rank
literature Degrees
Anthropology
#513
World Rank
#513
Historical Rank
#221
USA Rank
anthropology Degrees
Psychology
#436
World Rank
#436
Historical Rank
#230
USA Rank
psychology Degrees
Religious Studies
#692
World Rank
#692
Historical Rank
#258
USA Rank
religious-studies-hub Degrees

Who Are North Carolina State University's Most Influential Alumni?

North Carolina State University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Biology, and Earth Sciences. Here are some of North Carolina State University's most famous alumni:

Munir Ahmad Khan
Munir Ahmad Khan
A Pakistani physicist.
Shree K. Nayar
An Indian-American engineer.
Hugh Shelton
Hugh Shelton
A Recipient of the Purple Heart medal.
Tomoko Ohta
Tomoko Ohta
A Japanese biologist.
Raymond T. Odierno
Raymond T. Odierno
A United States Army general.
Christina Koch
Christina Koch
An American astronaut.
Russell Wilson
An American football player .
John Edwards
John Edwards
An American politician from North Carolina.
J. Turner Whitted
A Computer graphics expert.
Gregory Washington
Gregory Washington
An Engineer and university administrator.
Robert Bryant
Robert Bryant
An American mathematician.
Adriel Johnson
A Biologist .

Who Are North Carolina State University's Most Influential Faculty?

North Carolina State University's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Engineering, Biology, and Earth Sciences. Here are some of North Carolina State University's most famous alumni:

Robert Dunn
A U.S. ecologist and biologist.
Patricia Hersh
An American mathematician.
Katie Mack
Katie Mack
An Australian theoretical astrophysicist.
Vincent Meunier
A Condensed matter physicist.
Dean Lee
An American nuclear physicist.
Niranjan Parajuli
A Researcher.
Garrett Bradbury
An American football Center.
Brittney Ezell
A Women's basketball head coach.
Annie Antón
Annie Antón
An American computer scientist.
Amy H. Herring
An American biostatistician.
Rodolphe Barrangou
A Researcher.

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