With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and colleges adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2021’s Best College & University Rankings report.
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 30 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.
In North Carolina, they ranked Charlotte’s Queen’s College #9 and Lake Norman’s Davidson College #3.
Top 10 Colleges & Universities in North Carolina
|1. Duke University||6. Appalachian State University|
|2. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill||7. Elon University|
|3. Davidson College||8. Salem College|
|4. North Carolina State University-Raleigh||9. Queens University of Charlotte|
|5. University of North Carolina-Wilmington||10. Catawba 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: Davidson College (1 = Best; 21 = Average; 42 = Worst):
- 2nd – Admission Rate
- 40th – Net Cost
- 3rd – Student-Faculty Ratio
- 33rd – On-Campus Crime
- 21st – Gender & Racial Diversity
- 2nd – Graduation Rate
- 2nd – Post-Attendance Median Salary
To view the full reports, please visit:
Best Colleges & Universities Overall: https://wallethub.com/edu/
Best Universities: https://wallethub.com/edu/