Best Colleges in Raleigh

Carolina College Town

More than just the "Most Educated City in America"

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"

Best Four Year Universities in Raleigh

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 292 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 9,475 students graduated with students earning 6,083 Bachelor's degrees, 2,586 Master's degrees, 633 Doctoral degrees, 173 Associate's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
2 William Peace University Raleigh, NC

William Peace University offers 25 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 178 students graduated with students earning 178 Bachelor's degrees.

3 Meredith College Raleigh, NC

Meredith College offers 98 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 565 students graduated with students earning 420 Bachelor's degrees, 82 Master's degrees, and 63 Certificates degrees.

4 Saint Augustine's University Raleigh, NC

Saint Augustine's University offers 35 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 239 students graduated with students earning 239 Bachelor's degrees.

5 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, NC

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offers 52 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 486 students graduated with students earning 349 Master's degrees, 70 Doctoral degrees, 57 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Shaw University Raleigh, NC

Shaw University offers 33 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 267 students graduated with students earning 235 Bachelor's degrees, and 32 Master's degrees.

7 Living Arts College Raleigh, NC

Living Arts College offers 23 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 305 students graduated with students earning 242 Certificates degrees, and 63 Bachelor's degrees.

8 Shepherds Theological Seminary Cary, NC

Shepherds Theological Seminary offers 2 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 15 students graduated with students earning 15 Master's degrees.

9 University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus Raleigh, NC

University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus offers 0 Degree programs. It's a private university in a large city.

Best Community Colleges in Raleigh

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Louisburg College Louisburg, NC

Louisburg College offers 3 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a outlying town. In 2015, 120 students graduated with students earning 120 Associate's degrees.

2 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC

Wake Technical Community College offers 151 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 4,774 students graduated with students earning 2,486 Certificates degrees, and 2,288 Associate's degrees.

3 Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC

Johnston Community College offers 76 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,107 students graduated with students earning 610 Associate's degrees, and 497 Certificates degrees.

4 Miller-Motte College-Cary Cary, NC

Miller-Motte College-Cary offers 13 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 328 students graduated with students earning 266 Certificates degrees, and 62 Associate's degrees.

5 Miller-Motte College-Raleigh Raleigh, NC

Miller-Motte College-Raleigh offers 14 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 286 students graduated with students earning 197 Certificates degrees, and 89 Associate's degrees.

6 Harrison College-Morrisville Morrisville, NC

Harrison College-Morrisville offers 2 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 66 students graduated with students earning 66 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC
3/5
19 : 1 34,015
William Peace University William Peace University Raleigh, NC
5/5
16 : 1 1,038
Meredith College Meredith College Raleigh, NC
5/5
13 : 1 1,949
Saint Augustine's University Saint Augustine's University Raleigh, NC
4/5
11 : 1 810
University Logo Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, NC
3/5
32 : 1 2,742
Louisburg College Louisburg College Louisburg, NC
4/5
20 : 1 705
Wake Technical Community College Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
2/5
31 : 1 21,003
Johnston Community College Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC
2/5
23 : 1 3,969
University Logo MyComputerCareer.com-Raleigh Raleigh, NC 42 : 1 710
Shaw University Shaw University Raleigh, NC
4/5
15 : 1 1,646
Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh Raleigh, NC 9 : 1 61
The Medical Arts School The Medical Arts School Raleigh, NC 39 : 1 156
Living Arts College Living Arts College Raleigh, NC
4/5
13 : 1 362
University Logo Paul Mitchell The School-Raleigh Raleigh, NC 23 : 1 159
Miller-Motte College-Cary Miller-Motte College-Cary Cary, NC
3/5
15 : 1 307
Miller-Motte College-Raleigh Miller-Motte College-Raleigh Raleigh, NC
3/5
14 : 1 394
Harrison College-Morrisville Harrison College-Morrisville Morrisville, NC
4/5
21 : 1 202
Shepherds Theological Seminary Shepherds Theological Seminary Cary, NC 14 : 1 68
University Logo Sherrill's University of Barber & Cosmetology Raleigh, NC 7 : 1 99
University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus Raleigh, NC

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