Graduate Schools in North Carolina

For academic year 2019-2020, 58 graduate schools are active - 17 public and 41 private graduate schools.
  • The 2020 average graduate tuition & fees of North Carolina graduate schools is $12,486 for North Carolina residents and $17,511 for out-of-state students. Duke University has the highest graduate tuition & fees of $59,140 and Catawba College has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $3,594.
  • Total 74,956 students have enrolled in graduate schools in North Carolina. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the largest graduate school with 10,894 graduate students. For the enrollment statistics, we exclude colleges whose rate of online students is higher than 50%.
  • Duke University offers the most number of graduate programs of 168 programs.
  • East Carolina University offers the most number of online graduate programs of 48 programs via distance learning.

58 Graduate Schools in North Carolina Comparison Table

Next table lists all graduate schools located in North Carolina. You can sort them to compare the schools focusing on specific topics by clicking each column title. The "-" value in table means that the corresponding data has not been reported or available.
College NameNorth Carolina Residents Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesStudent Population (Total)Graduate Student PopulationNumber of Graduate ProgramsNumber of Full-time Faculty
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
$8,007$21,43919,1081,727611,010
Barton College
Wilson, NC
$9,870$10,2381,05983472
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
$25,836$28,34343331132
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
$12,184$14,9856,4482,20624268
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
$2,220$3,5941,2945482
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
--1,3994165
Duke University
Durham, NC
$52,617$59,14016,6069,9241683,958
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
$7,536$20,68528,7185,6471111,405
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
$5,635$18,6971,67741496
Elon University
Elon, NC
$13,095$18,4326,9917959438
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
$5,765$16,8306,31884515267
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
$9,050$9,0503,5981,56244167
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
$5,080$5,5001,0261261045
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
$1,440$5,4001,5769194
High Point University
High Point, NC
$14,346$29,1295,13759213314
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
$17,286$17,7981,56585189
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
-$9,750966-158
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
$10,350$11,7002,70087525130
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
$12,015$10,4191,15422396
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
$13,110$12,0191,90530215136
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
$40,497$40,2852,0923208160
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
$13,875$9,141921126441
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
$17,100$18,1003,208217489
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
$7,862$20,66212,1421,51341449
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
$8,036$24,3583,762191221
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
$12,522$30,24830,01110,8941541,908
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
$7,621$21,05529,7105,323971,088
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
$8,200$21,91820,1063,46594856
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
$7,641$20,5958,2071,77330385
University of North Carolina System
Chapel Hill, NC
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University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
$12,057$26,0641,0421523144
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
$11,673$28,99935,47910,2801621,753
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
-$17,9202,03427159
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
$7,457$21,28616,7472,29547688
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
$6,736$18,8007,1371,06818303
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
$11,790$12,6001,3654651389
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
$12,133$14,5482,53677013132
Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
$8,050$8,4008421381154
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
$13,188$13,1881,411106372
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC
$15,264$26,80068327135
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
$5,258$5,8303,1402,6202954
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
$39,140$39,2168,4013,176571,875
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
$18,478$23,35574184155
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
$9,900$11,4303,68996313193
Carolina Christian College
Winston Salem, NC
$11,200$11,33070511
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
$6,412$16,5275,19044915288
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
$7,414$17,82111,6391,61240498
Apex School of Theology
Durham, NC
$4,500$4,500554165315
Hood Theological Seminary
Salisbury, NC
$14,650$19,23014314328
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC
$7,760$8,845802845
Strayer University-North Carolina
Morrisville, NC
$17,061$15,1355,7031,0981215
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Asheville, NC
$19,620$20,46010410432
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Sugar Grove, NC
$12,600$13,92061611-
Shepherds Theological Seminary
Cary, NC
$6,520$7,115969615
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville, NC
$5,140$5,2401573324
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
$17,252$17,55211850101
University of Phoenix-North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
$17,760$16,75272103-
Piedmont International University
Winston-Salem, NC
$6,410$8,230896400921
Average$12,486$17,511329,96774,956--