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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

$13,579

4 year

92.98%

# of Students 39,135

2

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte

NC

$8,268

2 year

55.26%

# of Students 31,896

3

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

NC

$10,936

4 year

97.06%

# of Students 31,614

4

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte

NC

$10,196

4 year

82.43%

# of Students 30,835

5

East Carolina University

Greenville

NC

$12,908

4 year

81.2%

# of Students 30,441

6

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh

NC

$9,129

2 year

71.58%

# of Students 30,399

7

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro

NC

$10,076

4 year

78.39%

# of Students 21,170

8

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville

NC

$3,863

2 year

48%

# of Students 19,947

9

Appalachian State University

Boone

NC

$11,508

4 year

87.62%

# of Students 19,449

10

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown

NC

$11,922

2 year

41.2%

# of Students 18,430

11

Duke University

Durham

NC

N/A

4 year

97.23%

# of Students 17,575

12

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington

NC

$14,418

4 year

84.44%

# of Students 15,918

13

Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington

NC

$9,092

2 year

70.19%

# of Students 13,602

14

Pitt Community College

Winterville

NC

$5,015

2 year

52.7%

# of Students 13,226

15

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston Salem

NC

$4,549

2 year

55.56%

# of Students 12,968

16

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro

NC

$10,145

4 year

79.13%

# of Students 12,105

17

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville

NC

$8,839

2 year

52.95%

# of Students 11,718

18

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee

NC

$12,916

4 year

77.88%

# of Students 11,608

19

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury

NC

$5,636

2 year

33.44%

# of Students 9,807

20

North Carolina Central University

Durham

NC

$9,701

4 year

76.57%

# of Students 9,163

21

Durham Technical Community College

Durham

NC

$5,652

2 year

58.72%

# of Students 8,247

22

Wake Forest University

Winston Salem

NC

N/A

4 year

93.5%

# of Students 8,093

23

Gaston College

Dallas

NC

$10,580

2 year

71.94%

# of Students 8,014

24

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville

NC

$6,848

4 year

74.46%

# of Students 7,628

25

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke

NC

$10,686

4 year

68.05%

# of Students 7,431


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