Colleges and Universities in North Carolina

Ranking Institution name Tuition Control Acceptance Rate
1
Raleigh, North Carolina
$21.661 Public 47%
2
Greenville, North Carolina
$20.256 Public 62%
3
Charlotte, North Carolina
$18.636 Public 69%
4
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$30.122 Public 28%
5
Boone, North Carolina
$18.670 Public 63%
6
Greensboro, North Carolina
$20.180 Public 60%
7
Wilmington, North Carolina
$18.480 Public 53%
8
Greensboro, North Carolina
$16.503 Public 70%
9
Jamestown, North Carolina
$8.606 Public 0%
10
Raleigh, North Carolina
$8.629 Public 0%
11
Charlotte, North Carolina
$8.705 Public 0%
12
Cullowhee, North Carolina
$15.862 Public 38%
13
Durham, North Carolina
$45.376 Private Non-Profit 13%
14
Durham, North Carolina
$16.099 Public 50%
15
Elon, North Carolina
$30.149 Private Non-Profit 54%
16
Fayetteville, North Carolina
$8.522 Public 0%
17
Winston Salem, North Carolina
$44.742 Private Non-Profit 35%
18
Wilmington, North Carolina
$8.569 Public 0%
19
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$14.281 Public 56%
20
Pembroke, North Carolina
$14.351 Public 72%
21
High Point, North Carolina
$31.480 Private Non-Profit 64%
22
Fayetteville, North Carolina
$15.401 Public 55%
23
Winston Salem, North Carolina
$6.546 Public 0%
24
Winterville, North Carolina
$8.122 Public 0%
25
Buies Creek, North Carolina
$26.240 Private Non-Profit 70%
26
Salisbury, North Carolina
$8.564 Public 0%
27
Asheville, North Carolina
$7.119 Public 0%
28
Asheville, North Carolina
$20.063 Public 64%
29
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
$15.286 Public 57%
30
Charlotte, North Carolina
$27.156 Private Non-Profit 54%
31
Dallas, North Carolina
$8.704 Public 0%
32
Jacksonville, North Carolina
$8.462 Public 0%
33
Boiling Springs, North Carolina
$25.830 Private Non-Profit 48%
34
Sanford, North Carolina
$8.360 Public 0%
35
Pinehurst, North Carolina
$8.529 Public 0%
36
Smithfield, North Carolina
$8.529 Public 0%
37
Greensboro, North Carolina
$32.470 Private Non-Profit 80%
38
Graham, North Carolina
$7.935 Public 0%
39
Thomasville, North Carolina
$6.474 Public 0%
40
Raleigh, North Carolina
$16.480 Private Non-Profit 54%
41
Fayetteville, North Carolina
$27.830 Private Non-Profit 61%
42
Goldsboro, North Carolina
$8.524 Public 0%
43
Davidson, North Carolina
$42.849 Private Non-Profit 26%
44
Shelby, North Carolina
$8.446 Public 0%
45
Hudson, North Carolina
$8.508 Public 0%
46
Hickory, North Carolina
$8.531 Public 0%
47
Wingate, North Carolina
$25.040 Private Non-Profit 79%
48
Dobson, North Carolina
$8.545 Public 0%
49
Charlotte, North Carolina
$18.236 Private Non-Profit 37%
50
Belmont, North Carolina
$18.500 Private Non-Profit 68%

Education in North Carolina

As of June 2014, 21.84 of North Carolina’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 8.6, four-year graduates – 17.82 and Master graduates – 6.37 of the North Carolina population.

Education of North Carolina

As of June 2014, the North Carolina’s average income per capita is 25285, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 46450. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 6 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 37.1. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 6.75 and 5.8 respectively.

Cost of living in North Carolina

If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of North Carolina makes 95, with the cost of food being 103.3 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 102. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 85. The index of North Carolina’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 97. The average transportation costs make 98, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 101 points.

Air pollution and health in North Carolina

North Carolina’s index of air quality is 91.5 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 74 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 84 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 238 and the health cost index is higher compared to the average US index.

Climate in North Carolina

North Carolina’s annual rainfall is 48.4 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 5.9, while the United States in general get 25. There are 111 days with measurable precipitation, and 213 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 88.1 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 29.7 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 36 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov