North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
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North Carolina State University at Raleigh Summary

What makes North Carolina State University at Raleigh unique?

North Carolina State University, or NC State, is a public university founded in 1887, with the flagship campus located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Undergraduate enrollment at NC State is 35,000, and students take classes at the Main, Centennial, and NC Research Campuses. NC State is located in the Research Triangle in the Raleigh-Durham area along with Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Raleigh has a bustling downtown, a historic theme park, and a wide range of hiking trails just outside the city.

The university offers over 100 bachelor’s programs and over 60 doctoral degree options through competitive schools like the Polle College of Management and the Wilson College of Textiles. Prospective applicants should note that in-state tuition is roughly a quarter of out-of-state tuition, totaling just below $10,000. Students at NC State take classes on a semester-based academic calendar in a typical large undergraduate lecture format.

NC State has an annual budget that exceeds $1.5 billion, one of the largest annual budgets in the country, with funding going towards nationally-ranked research institutes, a competitive athletic program, and robust merit and need-based scholarships. Notable research institutes at NC State include the FREEDM Systems Center for smart-grid technology, the ASSIST Center for health-monitoring devices, and the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences. Notable alumni include quarterback Russell Wilson, actor Zach Galifianakis, and former Senator John Edwards.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Review

A Excellent
4.5 Based on 9 Reviews
Career Preparation
A+
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

3079 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
70
16
 
7
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
 
 
30
 
 
Architecture
 
16
 
0
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
302
0
0
18
Biotechnology
 
 
27
0
 
Chemical Engineering
 
148
41
 
21
Civil Engineering, General
 
149
76
 
13
Computer Engineering, General
 
151
134
 
5
Construction Engineering
 
20
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
200
122
0
32
Engineering, General
 
36
18
 
 
Engineering, Other
 
 
4
0
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
31
 
0
6
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
 
25
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
59
14
0
 
Environmental Studies
 
 
0
 
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
36
11
 
 
Industrial and Product Design
 
16
14
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
77
55
 
14
Landscape Architecture
 
0
24
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering
 
 
55
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
43
26
0
16
Mechanical Engineering
 
230
93
 
16
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
49
8
0
3
Nuclear Engineering
 
33
17
 
18
Textile Sciences and Engineering
 
256
67
0
29
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
 
70
6
 
6

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1373 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
153
122
0
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
675
241
0
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
86
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
 
17
 
15
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
 
0
 
 
Operations Research
 
 
40
 
6
Organizational Communication, General
 
 
18
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1323 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
10
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
138
16
 
8
Bioinformatics
 
 
1
 
3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
305
 
0
 
Biometry/Biometrics
 
 
3
 
2
Biotechnology
 
 
27
0
 
Botany/Plant Biology
 
28
3
 
5
Chemistry, General
 
36
5
 
22
Entomology
 
 
2
 
11
Financial Mathematics
 
 
26
 
 
Genetics, General
 
33
0
 
5
Genetics, Other
 
 
0
 
1
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
28
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
52
13
0
10
Microbiology, General
 
39
1
 
0
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
 
17
 
 
 
Physical Sciences, Other
 
 
12
 
9
Physics, General
 
29
8
 
17
Physiology, General
 
 
112
 
1
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
 
 
6
 
6
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
 
16
 
 
 
Statistics, General
 
57
73
 
23
Systems Science and Theory
 
 
33
 
2
Zoology/Animal Biology
 
57
5
 
7

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1278 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
 
 
30
 
13
Agricultural Teacher Education
 
26
 
 
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
22
20
 
9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
23
 
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
31
0
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
12
 
8
Creative Writing
 
 
26
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
39
0
9
Education, General
 
10
 
 
 
Education, Other
 
 
 
 
2
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
0
 
11
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
 
 
44
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
14
0
0
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
16
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
42
20
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
95
30
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
65
7
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
1
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
36
 
0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
16
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
11
20
0
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
15
6
0
4
Public/Applied History
 
 
11
 
0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
10
10
0
5
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
5
0
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
200
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
112
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
162
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
0
 
0
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
 
25
3
0
2

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1048 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
31
8
 
 
German Studies
 
3
 
 
 
History, General
 
76
8
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
 
12
0
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
52
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
148
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
17
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
 
 
10
Philosophy
 
20
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
126
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
205
4
 
13
Public Administration
 
 
19
0
5
Religion/Religious Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Science, Technology and Society
 
66
 
 
 
Social Work
 
46
115
 
 
Sociology
 
44
6
 
11
Women's Studies
 
1
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

857 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
 
106
 
 
 
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
 
4
9
0
2
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
0
 
 
 
 
Agricultural Business and Management, General
55
 
 
 
 
Agricultural Economics
 
 
0
 
 
Agricultural Engineering
 
38
17
0
13
Agricultural Mechanization, General
 
16
 
 
 
Agriculture, General
27
33
 
 
 
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
 
4
 
 
 
Agronomy and Crop Science
 
15
14
 
3
Animal Sciences, General
 
169
17
0
11
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
25
 
 
 
 
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
10
 
 
 
 
Crop Production
18
 
 
 
 
Food Science
 
30
18
 
4
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
 
46
 
 
 
Forestry, General
 
 
4
 
10
Horticultural Science
 
17
14
0
8
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
0
 
 
 
 
Natural Resources Management and Policy
 
32
18
 
 
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
0
 
 
 
 
Poultry Science
 
26
3
 
 
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
 
 
4
 
2
Soil Sciences, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Turf and Turfgrass Management
8
6
 
 
 

680 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
239
229
0
30
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
 
71
 
 
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
 
 
111
 
 

372 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Engineering
 
20
 
 
 
Textile Sciences and Engineering
 
256
67
0
29

216 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Immunology
 
 
 
 
1
Nutrition Sciences
 
81
10
 
5
Toxicology
 
 
4
 
4
Veterinary Medicine
 
 
 
 
99
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
 
 
2
 
10

123 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
88
32
0
3

56 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fine and Studio Arts Management
 
18
 
 
 
Graphic Design
 
31
 
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
7
 
 

44 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
28
10
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
6
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
 
 
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
 
 
 
 
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
 
 
 
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
 
 
 
Agricultural Engineering
 
 
 
Animal Sciences, General
 
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
 
 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Engineering, Other
 
 
 
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
 
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
 
 
 
Horticultural Science
 
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering
 
 
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
 
 
 
Nuclear Engineering
 
 
 
 
Nutrition Sciences
 
 
 
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
 
 
 
 
Statistics, General
 
 
 
 
Systems Science and Theory
 
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
 
 
Textile Sciences and Engineering
 
 
 
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
  • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A+ Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.7777777777778 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    environmental science, Class of 2001

    Job fairs, searchable listings, professor referrals

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mathematics Education, Class of 2016

    Great program preparing Ph.D. students for careers in academia.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1984

    partnerships with local companies, joint research, highly relevant technical curricula

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 2000

    Internships, co-ops, lab experience, work-study

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of science, Class of 2001

    Job fairs, offered good on campus opportunities for work.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Multidisciplinary Studies, Class of 1993

    Not sure now, it's been so long. The usual, I'm sure.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.5555555555556 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    environmental science, Class of 2001

    Average mix of cultures, more relaxed

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA English, Class of 1979

    It was great when I was there. Very few boarding students now - most live off campus. Very forward thinking campus

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mathematics Education, Class of 2016

    Very diverse and concerned with educational quality.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of science, Class of 2001

    It was very laid back.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA Multidisciplinary Studies, Class of 1993

    Concerned more about feelings than education. Thinking should not be based on feeling.

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.4444444444444 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BA English, Class of 1979

    Some older buildings but lots of new additional classrooms, labs, etc.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mathematics Education, Class of 2016

    We have the largest and most advanced libraries in the region.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1984

    mostly state of the art

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of science, Class of 2001

    Seemed fairly up to date. Safe.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.2222222222222 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    environmental science, Class of 2001

    Sports clubs, variety of clubs available, on campus dining, walking distance entertainment, annual events

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mathematics Education, Class of 2016

    Football and basketball teams are very popular.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1984

    sports, religious organizations, Krispy Kreme Challenge race

    4 Rated January 2016

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