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North Carolina Business Colleges

120 Colleges
26,207 Yearly Graduations
$47,903 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,915 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 26,207 students received a business degree from a college in North Carolina, making it rank #10 in terms of graduations. North Carolina colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,976 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $16,543 per year.

About 45% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,729 per year.

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#1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
2,006 Yearly Degrees
$8,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,092 students at UNC Chapel Hill in total, 19,395 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,505 are full-time. It takes the average UNC Chapel Hill undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 25%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,375 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,719 Yearly Degrees
$57,633 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Duke University is 16,172, of which 6,717 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,572 are full-time. Duke has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

This a very selective school with only 8% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Roughly 22% of students at Duke take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,494 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Duke with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $76,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,671 Yearly Degrees
$2,432 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wake Technical Community College is 21,760, which includes 6,944 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

58% of Wake Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,406 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#4

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,488 Yearly Degrees
$9,101 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Carolina State University is 36,042, of which 26,150 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,929 are full-time. It takes the average NC State undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 46% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at NC State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,042 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,200 during the early-career years.

#5

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,458 Yearly Degrees
$7,096 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,175 undergraduates at UNC Charlotte, of which 21,104 are full-time, and there are 30,146 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNC Charlotte is 4.5 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at UNC Charlotte take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,602 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNC Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,223 Yearly Degrees
$7,239 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at East Carolina University is 28,798, of which 23,056 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,886 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at ECU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,504 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,170 Yearly Degrees
$7,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Appalachian State University is 20,023, of which 18,061 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,905 are full-time. It takes the average Appalachian State undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

47% of Appalachian State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,820 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Appalachian State is $33,000.

#8

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
887 Yearly Degrees
$7,181 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,650 undergraduates at UNCW, of which 11,989 are full-time, and there are 17,915 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNCW is 4.2 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,628 a year. UNCW has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

#9

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
872 Yearly Degrees
$57,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,789 students at Wake Forest University in total, 5,441 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,367 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Wake Forest University. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 32%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

18% of Wake Forest University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,821 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,100 during the early-career years.

#10

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
798 Yearly Degrees
$2,544 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fayetteville Technical Community College is 10,932, which includes 3,975 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

73% of FTCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,190 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FTCC is $21,100.

#11

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
792 Yearly Degrees
$7,403 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,995 undergraduates at UNC Greensboro, of which 13,391 are full-time, and there are 19,764 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNC Greensboro is 4.4 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,235 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNC Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Elon University

Elon, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
784 Yearly Degrees
$37,921 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Elon University is 7,117, of which 6,291 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,073 are full-time. It takes the average Elon undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,060 a year. Elon has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Elon is $42,200.

#13

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
675 Yearly Degrees
$4,285 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,517 undergraduates at WCU, of which 8,760 are full-time, and there are 12,243 students altogether. It takes the average WCU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

61% of WCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,480 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from WCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Strayer University - North Carolina

Morrisville, North Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
540 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,441 students at Strayer University - North Carolina in total, 4,684 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 202 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#15

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
453 Yearly Degrees
$2,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Piedmont Community College is 16,668, which includes 6,367 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Central Piedmont Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,172 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#16

High Point University

High Point, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
436 Yearly Degrees
$38,080 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,628 undergraduates at High Point, of which 4,575 are full-time, and there are 5,617 students altogether. For undergraduates at High Point, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,203 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from High Point with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
339 Yearly Degrees
$36,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,964 students at Campbell in total, 3,720 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,098 are full-time. It takes the average Campbell undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

55% of Campbell students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,711 a year. Campbell has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,900 during the early-career years.

#18

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$2,524 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 977 full-time undergraduates at Wayne Community College, and 2,701 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

1% of Wayne Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,250 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wayne Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$32,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 1,720, of which 1,603 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,375 are full-time. It takes the average North Carolina Wesleyan College undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at North Carolina Wesleyan College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,549 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Carolina Wesleyan College is $30,800.

#20

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees
$2,319 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,146 full-time undergraduates at Guilford Technical Community College, and 10,821 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

27% of Guilford Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,041 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,000 during the early-career years.

#21

Davidson County Community College

Thomasville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
292 Yearly Degrees
$2,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,765 students at DCCC in total, 1,537 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

18% of DCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,341 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#22

University of Mount Olive

Mount Olive, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
291 Yearly Degrees
$22,194 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mount Olive is 2,536, of which 2,350 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,348 are full-time. It takes the average UMO undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,445 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMO with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Gaston College

Dallas, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$2,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,230 full-time undergraduates at Gaston College, and 5,345 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gaston College is $23,000.

#24

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
246 Yearly Degrees
$5,309 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,661 undergraduates at Fayetteville State University, of which 3,959 are full-time, and there are 6,726 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,703 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fayetteville State University is $24,800.

#25

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
226 Yearly Degrees
$32,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gardner - Webb University is 3,536, of which 2,071 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,726 are full-time. For undergraduates at Gardner - Webb, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

65% of Gardner - Webb students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,582 a year. Gardner - Webb has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gardner - Webb is $33,200.

Other North Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Pitt Community College 218
26 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 218
28 North Carolina A & T State University 205
29 Queens University of Charlotte 189
30 Wilson Community College 183
31 Mitchell Community College 174
32 Isothermal Community College 171
33 University of North Carolina at Pembroke 170
34 Catawba Valley Community College 166
35 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College 162
36 Meredith College 161
36 Wingate University 161
38 Methodist University 153
38 North Carolina Central University 153
40 Lenoir - Rhyne University 125
41 Randolph Community College 122
41 Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte 122
43 Lenoir Community College 119
44 Edgecombe Community College 118
45 Central Carolina Community College 117
46 Winston - Salem State University 112
47 Belmont Abbey College 110
48 Alamance Community College 102
49 University of North Carolina at Asheville 100
49 Wilkes Community College 100
51 Southwestern Community College 99
52 Forsyth Technical Community College 97
53 Blue Ridge Community College 92
54 Pfeiffer University 90
55 Richmond Community College 89
56 Johnston Community College 87
57 Haywood Community College 80
58 Catawba College 77
59 Cape Fear Community College 76
60 Davidson College 75
61 Miller-Motte College Wilmington 74
62 James Sprunt Community College 73
62 Coastal Carolina Community College 73
64 Durham Technical Community College 68
65 Surry Community College 66
66 Montreat College 65
66 William Peace University 65
66 Nash Community College 65
69 Barton College 62
70 Beaufort County Community College 58
71 Johnson C Smith University 56
72 Stanly Community College 55
72 Sampson Community College 55
72 DeVry University - North Carolina 55
75 Mars Hill University 51
75 Guilford College 51
77 Vance-Granville Community College 46
77 Sandhills Community College 46
79 St. Andrews University 42
80 Salem College 40
81 Craven Community College 39
82 Halifax Community College 38
83 University of Phoenix - North Carolina 37
83 Robeson Community College 37
85 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute 36
85 Chowan University 36
87 Bladen Community College 35
87 Livingstone College 35
89 Elizabeth City State University 34
90 South Piedmont Community College 33
91 Piedmont International University 32
91 Pamlico Community College 32
93 Cleveland Community College 30
94 Montgomery Community College 29
95 Shaw University 28
95 Greensboro College 28
97 College of the Albemarle 27
97 Piedmont Community College 27
99 Carteret Community College 26
99 Rockingham Community College 26
101 Lees - McRae College 25
101 Roanoke-Chowan Community College 25
103 Brunswick Community College 24
104 Western Piedmont Community College 23
105 Brevard College 18
106 McDowell Technical Community College 14
106 Saint Augustine’s University 14
108 Southeastern Community College 13
109 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 12
110 Bennett College 10
110 Louisburg College 10
112 Mayland Community College 9
113 Martin Community College 8
113 Tri-County Community College 8
115 Miller-Motte College Jacksonville 7
116 South University, High Point 3
116 Mid-Atlantic Christian University 3
118 Warren Wilson College 1
118 Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College 1
120 Southeastern College - Charlotte 0

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