Colleges in North Carolina

There are 253 Colleges in North Carolina, serving a population of 10,052,564 people in an area of 48,605 square miles. There is 1 College per 39,733 people, and 1 College per 192 square miles.

The state of North Carolina is ranked 50th in Colleges per capita, and 22nd in Colleges per square mile.

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North Carolina College Statistics

Find North Carolina College Enrollment, Educational Attainment (Age 25+), and Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

North Carolina College Enrollment
 North CarolinaUnited States
College/Grad School Enrollment701,820 (27.8%)22,848,124 (27.9%)
North Carolina Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 North CarolinaUnited States
Some College, No Degree1,468,899 (21.7%)44,935,834 (20.8%)
Associate's Degree627,997 (9.3%)17,917,481 (8.3%)
Bachelor's Degree1,303,604 (19.2%)41,377,068 (19.1%)
Graduate/Professional Degree722,112 (10.6%)25,510,535 (11.8%)
North Carolina Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 North CarolinaUnited States
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher2,025,71666,887,603
Arts, Humanities & Others466,625 (23.0%)15,191,554 (22.7%)
Business410,009 (20.2%)13,645,002 (20.4%)
Education267,973 (13.2%)8,503,371 (12.7%)
Science & Engineering691,816 (34.2%)23,297,975 (34.8%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields189,293 (9.3%)6,249,701 (9.3%)