2020’s Best Colleges in North Carolina

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With tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its 2020 Rankings of The Best College & University in North Carolina.

To help college-bound seniors choose the best schools within their states, WalletHub compared over 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 33 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Top 10 Colleges & Universities in North Carolina

  1. Duke University
  2. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  3. North Carolina State University-Raleigh
  4. Davidson College
  5. Salem College
  6. Western Carolina University
  7. Appalachian State University
  8. Queens University of Charlotte
  9. University of Mount Olive
  10. Meredith College

With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the top schools and how each performed in certain metrics:

School Snapshot: Duke University (1 = Best; 22 = Average; 43 = Worst)

  • 1st – Admission Rate
  • 1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 22nd – On-Campus Crime
  • 1st – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 1st – Graduation Rate
  • 1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1 = Best; 22 = Average; 43 = Worst)

  • 3rd – Admission Rate
  • 25th – Net Cost
  • 20th – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 14th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 3rd – Graduation Rate
  • 3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: North Carolina State University-Raleigh (1 = Best; 22 = Average; 43 = Worst)

  • 11th – Admission Rate
  • 23rd – Net Cost
  • 23rd – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 17th – On-Campus Crime
  • 24th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 5th – Graduation Rate
  • 4th – Post-Attendance Median Salary

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