Universities & Colleges in North Carolina

University City
Duke University Durham
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem
Davidson College Davidson
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro
Elon University Elon
University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington
Appalachian State University Boone
University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville
High Point University High Point
East Carolina University Greenville
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston-Salem
Salem College Winston-Salem
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte
Western Carolina University Cullowhee
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa
Wingate University Wingate
Meredith College Raleigh
Campbell University Buies Creek
Belmont Abbey College Belmont
Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory
Catawba College Salisbury
Methodist University Fayetteville
Barton College Wilson
Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke
North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro
Montreat College Montreat
Mars Hill University Mars Hill
Laurel University High Point
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem
North Carolina Central University Durham
St Andrews University Laurinburg
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville
Greensboro College Greensboro
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City
William Peace University Raleigh
North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount
Johnson C Smith University Charlotte
Chowan University Murfreesboro
Saint Augustine's University Raleigh
Livingstone College Salisbury
Piedmont International University Winston-Salem
The Art Institute of Charlotte Charlotte
Heritage Bible College Dunn
Hood Theological Seminary Salisbury
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham Durham
Apex School of Theology Durham
Bennett College Greensboro
South College-Asheville Asheville
Carolina Christian College Winston Salem
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary Charlotte
Charlotte School of Law Charlotte
Tennessee Temple University Winston Salem
Brevard College Brevard
Guilford College Greensboro
Lees-McRae College Banner Elk
Shaw University Raleigh
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Charlotte

North Carolina

North Carolina is located in the southern Mid-Atlantic region. In the state, the climate of the coastal plains is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most part of North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate however, over 300 miles from the coast, the western part of the state experiences subtropical highlands. With a population of almost 9 million people, this state prides itself of a diverse economy. The cost of living in NC is less than the average cost of living in the US. $41,113.00 is the average salary in the state, which is $5,629.00 lower than the yearly salary of the country.

Some of the key contributors to the economy of the state today are aerospace and aviation, software and information technology, defense, automotive, biotechnology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, green, textile and sustainable energy. The largest city in North Carolina, Charlotte is the country's second-largest banking center and is also home to large financial institutions such as Wachovia and the Bank of America.

Employment situation
In North Carolina, there has been employment growth in many sectors. For instance, during the 2010-2011, the business service sector in the state witnessed growth by 0.8% while trade, transportation, and utility sector grew by 1.3%, other sectors including professional, education and health services also saw a good growth rate of 1.3% during the same time span.

On the other hand, a decline in the employment in certain sectors including government (by almost 1.4%), e-financial activities (0.5%) and mining and logging (3.5%) was seen. Universities, tuition fee and financial aid The wide range of public as well as private colleges/ universities, vocational schools and community colleges makes it possible for the students to pursue their studies in the desired career interest in the state. Amongst them are included Duke University, which is ranked as eight in the list of America's best colleges. At this university, the ratio of the student to the faculty is 8:1 with a tuition fee of almost $42,000. The number of foreign students coming here is almost 2,100. Here as many as 44.8 percent students receive some or the other kind of financial aid.

The North Carolina State University is the state's largest university, has 25,246 enrollments each year. In 2011-2012 the in-state tuition and fees was $7,018 while for the out-of-state students it was $19,853 for the college.

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has almost 17,000 undergraduate students and over 100 academic programs. The in-state tuition and fees are around $7,000 while the out-of-state tuition and fees are about $27,000 for the year 2011-12. At this University, 40.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive need-based financial aid and the number of international students coming here is 1,484.

Another prominent university here is the East Carolina University, which is situated in Greenville, N.C, and has a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. When applying for enrollment in this university you can accept to pay in-state tuition and fees are $5,968 and in case you are an out-of-state student the tuition will be around $17,000.

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