North Carolina


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North Carolina

Key facts:


State population


Top 4 cities

Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham

Number of Universities/Colleges


Number of International students in the state


Leading places of origin for International students

China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada

Highest number of International students

North Carolina State University (4,388)


Duke University and Medical Center (3,129))


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (1,877)


University of North Carolina - Charlotte (1,837)


University of North Carolina - Greensboro (700)

Universities and Colleges in North Carolina


This is the first University Finder/College Search that is customized to the search criteria of prospective international students. Great for both international students and US students.


In order to simplify and declutter the search & review process, the growing international student community has increasingly requested a platform for searching and reviewing only “real” and “normal” US universities and college (meaning, traditional universities/colleges) that are not “too small” in terms of student population. In Study Destination USA’s customized list of universities & colleges in North Carolina you will find:


  • Only accredited US universities and colleges offering a variety of degrees
  • Only Universities & Colleges with a minimum of 1,000 enrolled students
  • No online universities or colleges
  • No for-profit universities or colleges
  • No language schools
  • No vocational schools (aviation, culinary etc.)
  • No religious seminars
  • No military universities/colleges/academies
  • Only traditional ("normal") US universities and colleges


Only available at Study Destination USA, this is a helpful list of US universities and colleges for both US students and international students intending to study for a bachelor's, master's or doctorate (PhD) degree in North Carolina. Since these are traditional universities and colleges offering a variety of degrees, you are very likely to find that most, if not all, offer popular degrees at bachelor, master, and PhD level, such as Business and Management degrees, Engineering degrees, Math and Computer Science degrees, Social Sciences degrees, Physical and Life Science degrees, and Health & Medicine degrees.


Click or tap on one of the links below to be redirected to the institution's official home page. Find your university or college in North Carolina today and start preparing your application. US students are equally welcome to review our customized list of universities and colleges.

Universities & Colleges North Carolina









Alamance Community College

Halifax Community College

Randolph Community College

Appalachian State University

Haywood Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

High Point University

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College







Barton College

Isothermal Community College

Saint Andrews University

Beaufort County Community College


Saint Augustine's University

Belmont Abbey College


Salem College

Bennett College for Women

James Sprunt Community College

Sampson Community College

Bladen Community College

Johnson C. Smith University

Shaw University

Brevard College

Johnston Community College

South Piedmont Community College

Brunswick Community College


Southeastern Community College - Whiteville



Southwestern Community College - Sylva




Cabarrus College of Health Sciences



Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Laurel University


Campbell University

Lees-McRae College


Cape Fear Community College

Lenoir Community College

University of North Carolina - Asheville

Carteret Community College

Lenoir-Rhyne University

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Catawba College

Livingstone College

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Central Carolina Community College

Louisburg College

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Central Piedmont Community College


University of North Carolina - Pembroke

Chowan University


University of North Carolina - School of the Arts

Coastal Carolina Community College

Mars Hill University

University of North Carolina - Wilmington


Martin Community College



Mayland Community College


Davidson College

McDowell Technical Community College


Davidson County Community College

Meredith College


Duke University

Methodist University

Wake Forest University

Durham Technical Community College

Montgomery Community College

Wake Technical Community College


Montreat College

Warren Wilson College


Mount Olive College

Western Carolina University

East Carolina University


Wilkes Community College

Edgecombe Community College


William Peace University

Elizabeth City State University

Nash Community College

Wilson Community College

Elon University

North Carolina A&T State University

Wingate University


North Carolina Central University

Winston-Salem State University


North Carolina State University


Fayetteville State University

North Carolina Wesleyan College


Fayetteville Technical Community College



Forsyth Technical Community College









Gardner-Webb University

Peace College


Gaston College

Pfeiffer University


Greensboro College

Pitt Community College


Guilford College



Guilford Technical Community College




Queens University of Charlotte


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