Fall 2017 Higher Education Profile - North Carolina

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, North Carolina was home to 113 regionally accredited post-secondary institutions during fall 2017. These 113 institutions enrolled 547,439 students in fall 2017: 475,776 in undergraduate programs and 71,663 in graduate programs. A total of 207,257 students attending post-secondary school in North Carolina took at least one distance education course, representing 37.8 percent of the state's total student body. A total of 80,900 students were enrolled exclusively (100% online) in distance education courses with 73,902 (91.3%) of those residing in the state of North Carolina.

The majority of institutions were public: including 16 four-year schools and 59 two-year schools. The state was also home to 37 private nonprofit four-year schools and 1 private nonprofit two-year school. Students enrolled in North Carolina's higher education institutions were enrolled in bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees.

113 Degree Granting Institutions

 

547,439 Students Enrolled

 

207,257 Students Enrolled in Distance Education

Serving 547,439 students in fall 2017, the 113 regionally accredited, degree granting colleges and universities of North Carolina offered academic choices for all types of students. Discover where your educational journey can begin with the institutions listed below. Our college and university listings are objective and focused on helping you achieve your educational or career goals. Whether you are searching for a public or private school with on-campus or online courses and an undergraduate or graduate degree, our list of regionally accredited colleges and universities in North Carolina offers a comprehensive guide to the state's higher education options.

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Regionally Accredited Public and Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities in North Carolina

Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253-8000 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801-4897 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Beaufort County Community College
5337 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Bennett College
900 E Washington St
Greensboro, NC 27401-3239 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731-4728 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Brunswick Community College
50 College Rd
Bolivia, NC 28422-9021 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3910 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557-2989 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-0699 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC 28152-6224 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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College of the Albemarle
1208 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Davidson College
102 N. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28035 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Duke University
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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East Carolina University
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston-Salem, NC 27103-5197 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Gaston College
201 Hwy 321 S
Dallas, NC 28034 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Guilford College
5800 W Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410-4108 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577-2350 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Lenoir Community College
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502-0188 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Livingstone College
701 W Monroe St
Salisbury, NC 28144 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Mars Hill University
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Mayland Community College
200 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Mid-Atlantic Christian University
715 N Poindexter St
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4054 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Montgomery Community College
1011 Page St
Troy, NC 27371 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Nash Community College
522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Pfeiffer University
48380 US Hwy 52N
Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Randolph Community College
629 Industrial Park Ave
Asheboro, NC 27205 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Roanoke-Chowan Community College
109 Community College Rd
Ahoskie, NC 27910-9522 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road
Wentworth, NC 27375-0038 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Saint Augustine's University
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610-2298 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Sampson Community College
Highway 24 West
Clinton, NC 28328-0318 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Shaw University
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
120 S. Wingate Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587-1889 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Stanly Community College
141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Tri-County Community College
21 Campus Circle
Murphy, NC 28906 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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University of North Carolina at Asheville
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8510 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5963 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778-2099 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Western Carolina University
Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Wilson Community College
902 Herring Ave
Wilson, NC 27893-3310 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0001 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Appalachian State University
287 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Barton College
200 E. ACC Drive
Wilson, NC 27893-7000 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012-1802 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Bladen Community College
7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin, NC 28332 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Brevard College
One Brevard College Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
401 Medical Park Drive
Concord, NC 28025-3959 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Campbell University
143 Main Street
Buies Creek, NC 27506 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Carolinas College of Health Sciences
1200 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203-2861 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Catawba College
2300 W Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28144 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Dr
Sanford, NC 27330-9840 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Chowan University
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Coastal Carolina Community College
444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546-6816 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Craven Community College
800 College Ct
New Bern, NC 28562-4900 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360-7385 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703-5023 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Edgecombe Community College
2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC 27886 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Elon University
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244-2010 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303-0236 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Gardner-Webb University
Main St
Boiling Springs, NC 28017-0997 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Greensboro College
815 W Market St
Greensboro, NC 27401-1875 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Guilford Technical Community College
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721-9901 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160-0804 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Johnson C Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216-5398 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Lees-McRae College
191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Louisburg College
501 N. Main St.
Louisburg, NC 27549-2399 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Martin Community College
1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
Williamston, NC 27892-9988 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752-8728 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Methodist University
5400 Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC 28311-1420 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Mitchell Community College
500 W Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677-5293 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Montreat College
310 Gaither Circle
Montreat, NC 28757-1267 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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North Carolina A & T State University
1601 E Market St
Greensboro, NC 27411 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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North Carolina State University at Raleigh
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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Pamlico Community College
5049 Hwy 306 South
Grantsboro, NC 28529 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Piedmont Community College
1715 College Dr
Roxboro, NC 27573 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Queens University of Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte, NC 28274-0001 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Richmond Community College
1042 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345-1189 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Robeson Community College
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South
Salisbury, NC 28146 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
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Salem College
601 S Church St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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South Piedmont Community College
680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472-5422 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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St. Andrews University
1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC 28352 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Surry Community College
630 S. Main St.
Dobson, NC 27017-8432 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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University of Mount Olive
634 Henderson St
Mount Olive, NC 28365-0919 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1400 Spring Garden St
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
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University of North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2738 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Vance-Granville Community College
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27537 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603-5696 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
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Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534-8002 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655-4511 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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William Peace University
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604-1194 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
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Wingate University
220 North Camden Road
Wingate, NC 28174-0159 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
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