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The ideal college in North Carolina for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals is waiting for you! CollegeStats helps you compare North Carolina colleges offering a variety of degree programs to choose from.

List of the Largest Colleges in North Carolina

North Carolina's big colleges offer a wealth of major choices, classes, and student activities for every college student. If you are looking to play sports while enrolled in school, a big college will be a good choice as they often have an abundant amount of sports teams. Large universities also come with well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art research facilities. If you are considering to attend a large college in the state, we have put together a list of North Carolina's biggest colleges for you to look through, below. Find out which college will best suit your career goals, interests, lifestyle, and budget.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh

NC

$12,129

4 year

92.58%

# of Students 39,566

2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

NC

$11,994

4 year

96.09%

# of Students 32,162

3

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte

NC

$10,937

2 year

55.75%

# of Students 31,146

4

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte

NC

$10,506

4 year

80.38%

# of Students 30,599

5

East Carolina University

Greenville

NC

$11,782

4 year

80.88%

# of Students 30,113

6

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh

NC

$8,147

2 year

69.73%

# of Students 29,466

7

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro

NC

$9,581

4 year

73.86%

# of Students 21,457

8

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville

NC

$4,595

2 year

51.62%

# of Students 20,117

9

Appalachian State University

Boone

NC

$10,203

4 year

87.18%

# of Students 19,345

10

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown

NC

$12,722

2 year

49.31%

# of Students 19,333

11

Duke University

Durham

NC

N/A

4 year

97.2%

# of Students 17,639

12

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington

NC

$12,089

4 year

86.4%

# of Students 15,574

13

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston Salem

NC

$5,756

2 year

57.29%

# of Students 14,402

14

Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington

NC

$9,615

2 year

58.32%

# of Students 13,838

15

Pitt Community College

Winterville

NC

$4,626

2 year

68.34%

# of Students 13,085

16

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro

NC

$7,613

4 year

79.77%

# of Students 12,275

17

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee

NC

$11,978

4 year

78.65%

# of Students 11,380

18

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville

NC

$11,258

2 year

58.49%

# of Students 11,308

19

North Carolina Central University

Durham

NC

$9,634

4 year

73.18%

# of Students 9,729

20

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury

NC

$5,003

2 year

50.85%

# of Students 9,383

21

Gaston College

Dallas

NC

$10,796

2 year

62.93%

# of Students 8,093

22

Wake Forest University

Winston Salem

NC

N/A

4 year

92.94%

# of Students 7,925

23

Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville

NC

$8,805

2 year

58.66%

# of Students 7,670

24

Durham Technical Community College

Durham

NC

$4,984

2 year

50.38%

# of Students 7,553

25

Campbell University

Buies Creek

NC

N/A

4 year

79.9%

# of Students 7,460


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