North Carolina has 157 higher education schools within its borders. Duke University, the highest-ranked school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in the USA. Of the 157 schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. There are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Of the 157 schools in North Carolina, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($31,017/yr), with Pamlico Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,351/yr.North Carolina Interesting Facts