Although widely known as an integral part of the "Research Triad," Raleigh will surprise you with its vibrant art culture, foodie and craft beer scene, and music festival mecca. Home to 10 traditional universities and colleges, your options are rich in Raleigh. Ranking number 2 on America's 15 Best Cities for Young Professionals by Forbes and in the top 5 of happiest metropolitan areas in America, Raleigh offers the best of both worlds pre and post graduation. The City of Oaks' unemployment rate of 5.7%, below the national average, compliments its average hourly wage of $22.65, above the national average.
North Carolina's state capitol, with its picturesque landscape of wooded tracts, nickname of "City of Oaks," and 150 major parks, is one place you'll be inspired to get outside and enjoy southern hospitality at its finest. But it's not all about the great outdoors. Raleigh is home to 3 major state museums, captivating historic sites, and sports enthusiast-worthy teams to cheer for including the NHL Hurricanes, MLS RailHawks, and college athletics – need we say more? With an annual average temperatures of 71◦, there's plenty to do 365 days a year. Be assured, Raleigh is the full college experience you're looking for.*Bureau of Labor Statistics *visitraleigh.com *Wikipedia, "Raleigh"
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 348 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 9,069 students graduated with students earning 5,544 Bachelor's degrees, 2,754 Master's degrees, 663 Doctoral degrees, and 108 Associate's degrees.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 497 students graduated with students earning 356 Master's degrees, 64 Doctoral degrees, 48 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Certificates, and 3 Associate's degrees.
Strayer University-North Carolina offers 64 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 725 students graduated with students earning 309 Master's degrees, 305 Bachelor's degrees, and 111 Associate's degrees.
Louisburg College offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a outlying town. In 2019, 90 students graduated with students earning 90 Associate's degrees.
Wake Technical Community College offers 165 degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 5,771 students graduated with students earning 2,999 Certificates, and 2,772 Associate's degrees.
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 331 students graduated with students earning 235 Certificates, and 96 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC||21 : 1||36,304|
|Meredith College Raleigh, NC||14 : 1||1,810|
|William Peace University Raleigh, NC||23 : 1||889|
|Living Arts College Raleigh, NC||16 : 1||234|
|Louisburg College Louisburg, NC||17 : 1||556|
|Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, NC||56 : 1||3,164|
|Saint Augustine's University Raleigh, NC||13 : 1||899|
|Mitchells Academy Raleigh, NC||9|
|Shaw University Raleigh, NC||20 : 1||1,291|
|Strayer University-North Carolina Morrisville, NC||1,053 : 1||6,318|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Raleigh Raleigh, NC||154|
|Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC||38 : 1||22,003|
|Gwinnett College Raleigh, NC||121|
|Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh Raleigh, NC||79 : 1||474|
|Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC||36 : 1||4,054|
|MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh Raleigh, NC||2,043|
|Shepherds Theological Seminary Cary, NC||18 : 1||105|
|Sherrill's University of Barber & Cosmetology Raleigh, NC|