Colleges in Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University, the largest university in the University of North Carolina system, is a national center for research, teaching and outreach in the sciences and technologies, in the humanities and social sciences and in a wide range of professional programs. Located in Raleigh, the university offers baccalaureate degrees in 100 fields, master’s degrees in 106 fields, doctoral degrees in 59 fields and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
NC State’s expenditures for research and sponsored programs exceed $440 million. The university is ranked 1st in total research expenditures in the 16-campus University of North Carolina system and 2nd in total state and local research funding among national research universities.
The university’s total enrollment is 31,130 including 23,730 undergraduates. Students come to NC State from nearly every state in the nation, and at least 90 foreign countries are represented by the 1,505 international students.
The university’s unique research park, Centennial Campus, hosts more than 100 companies and agencies and creates an advanced technology community where university, industry and government partners produce scientific and technical innovations.
The largest private four-year women’s college in the Southeast, Meredith serves 2,140 undergraduates and 149 graduate students, offering more than 50 majors and concentrations at the undergraduate level, as well as continuing education and enrichment programs.
A private college of liberal arts and sciences for women, the college serves around 650 students and is located in historic downtown Raleigh.
St. Augustine’s College
St. Augustine’s College offers bachelor’s degrees in 33 different majors or areas of concentration. Its 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio and the high percentage of doctoral level staff (70%) provide St. Augustine’s 1,600 students with a high-quality education.
Shaw University serves 2,565 students, with 13 departments offering 22 majors in BA and BS, three programs in associate of arts degree, and one master’s program in divinity.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Located in Wake Forest, the seminary’s 1,920 students pursue undergraduate and advanced professional degrees. Programs include theology, philosophy, biblical studies, church music and Christian education.
Wake Technical Community College
Wake Tech offers curriculum education in six divisions: Arts and Sciences, Business Education, Computer & Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Health Education, Vocational Education, and University Transfer (General Education). Wake Tech’s continuing education programs include short-term, non-credit classes for job skills development, special interests or occupational licensing. The college also offers English as a Second Language, adult high school, GED and basic skills programs. Enrollment, including both curriculum and continuing education, totals 52,303 students.
The Occupational Education Division provides training for many of Wake County’s law enforcement, emergency medical service, fire prevention, and hospitality professionals. The Small Business Center provides seminars and counseling for business owners and entrepreneurs.