State institution: These 4-year North Carolina schools attract the most in-state students


Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Carolina Christian College and Carolina College of Biblical Studies enrolled the most in-state students of all four-year North Carolina schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

North Carolina 4-year schools attracting the most in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord
419
100%
0%
0%
0%
2
Carolina Christian College
Salem
32
100%
0%
0%
0%
3
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
Fayetteville
193
100%
0%
0%
0%
4
Heritage Bible College
Dunn
42
100%
0%
0%
0%
5
South University-High Point
Point
309
100%
0%
0%
0%
6
University of Phoenix-North Carolina
Charlotte
133
100%
0%
0%
0%
7
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke
5,481
99%
1%
0%
0%
8
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville
5,393
95%
5%
0%
0%
9
Living Arts College
Raleigh
263
95%
5%
0%
0%
10
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro
16,439
95%
5%
1%
0%
11
Strayer University-North Carolina
Morrisville
3,981
93%
7%
0%
0%
12
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham
Durham
370
93%
7%
0%
0%
13
Elizabeth City State University
City
1,368
92%
7%
0%
0%
14
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte
23,914
92%
6%
1%
0%
15
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee
9,406
92%
8%
0%
0%
16
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem
4,688
92%
7%
0%
0%
17
Appalachian State University
Boone
17,017
90%
10%
0%
0%
18
William Peace University
Raleigh
930
90%
11%
0%
0%
19
Meredith College
Raleigh
1,682
89%
7%
4%
0%
20
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville
3,826
85%
14%
1%
0%
21
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington
14,502
85%
15%
0%
0%
22
East Carolina University
Greenville
23,265
84%
16%
0%
0%
23
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory
1,699
84%
14%
2%
0%
24
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh
24,150
84%
11%
5%
0%
25
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hill
18,862
83%
15%
2%
0%
26
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Forest
406
81%
16%
0%
3%
27
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
Charlotte
65
80%
0%
20%
0%
28
Campbell University
Creek
4,384
79%
20%
1%
0%
29
Greensboro College
Greensboro
946
79%
20%
1%
0%
30
John Wesley University
Point
135
79%
18%
3%
0%
31
North Carolina Central University
Durham
6,355
79%
20%
0%
0%
32
Wingate University
Wingate
2,592
77%
20%
3%
0%
33
University of Mount Olive
Olive
3,207
75%
16%
5%
3%
34
Catawba College
Salisbury
1,322
74%
23%
3%
0%
35
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro
10,341
74%
26%
0%
0%
36
Barton College
Wilson
887
72%
22%
6%
0%
37
Mars Hill University
Hill
1,263
72%
25%
3%
0%
38
Apex School of Theology
Durham
646
69%
31%
0%
0%
39
Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer
813
69%
28%
2%
1%
40
The Art Institute of Charlotte
Charlotte
451
69%
31%
0%
0%
41
Gardner-Webb University
Springs
2,215
68%
28%
3%
0%
42
Livingstone College
Salisbury
1,150
67%
32%
1%
0%
43
Piedmont International University
Winston-Salem
336
66%
31%
0%
3%
44
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Mount
2,093
64%
29%
8%
0%
45
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh
974
64%
29%
0%
7%
46
Shaw University
Raleigh
1,546
64%
34%
2%
0%
47
Salem College
Winston-Salem
824
62%
34%
0%
3%
48
DeVry University-North Carolina
Charlotte
119
60%
40%
0%
0%
49
Guilford College
Greensboro
1,674
60%
40%
0%
0%
50
Lees-McRae College
Elk
921
59%
36%
5%
0%
51
Bennett College
Greensboro
493
58%
42%
0%
0%
52
Montreat College
Montreat
757
58%
39%
3%
0%
53
Brevard College
Brevard
677
56%
43%
0%
0%
54
Methodist University
Fayetteville
1,933
56%
32%
12%
0%
55
Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte
1,394
54%
45%
1%
0%
56
Chowan University
Murfreesboro
1,498
53%
41%
1%
5%
57
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
City
192
53%
27%
3%
17%
58
St Andrews University
Laurinburg
638
53%
37%
10%
0%
59
Miller-Motte College-Wilmington
Wilmington
1,708
51%
47%
0%
1%
60
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte
1,719
49%
44%
6%
0%
61
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem
873
47%
52%
1%
0%
62
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont
1,555
44%
54%
0%
2%
63
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte
1,892
36%
63%
0%
0%
64
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa
589
31%
67%
1%
1%
65
High Point University
Point
4,467
21%
76%
2%
1%
66
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem
5,102
20%
69%
11%
0%
67
Davidson College
Davidson
1,810
19%
73%
8%
0%
68
Elon University
Elon
6,045
16%
80%
2%
1%
69
Duke University
Durham
6,696
12%
75%
10%
3%
70
Chamberlain University-North Carolina
Charlotte
135
0%
100%
0%
0%
71
Grace College of Divinity
Fayetteville
130
0%
80%
0%
20%


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Organizations in this Story

Apex School of Theology Appalachian State University Barton College Belmont Abbey College Bennett College Brevard College Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Campbell University Carolina Christian College Carolina College of Biblical Studies Catawba College Chamberlain University-North Carolina Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary Davidson College DeVry University-North Carolina Duke University East Carolina University Elizabeth City State University Elon University Fayetteville State University Gardner-Webb University Grace College of Divinity Greensboro College Guilford College Heritage Bible College High Point University John Wesley University Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Johnson C Smith University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Living Arts College Livingstone College Mars Hill University Meredith College Methodist University Mid-Atlantic Christian University Miller-Motte College-Wilmington Montreat College North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University at Raleigh Pfeiffer University Piedmont International University Queens University of Charlotte Saint Augustine's University Salem College Shaw University South University-High Point Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary St Andrews University Strayer University-North Carolina The Art Institute of Charlotte The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham University of Mount Olive University of North Carolina at Asheville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Carolina School of the Arts University of North Carolina Wilmington University of Phoenix-North Carolina Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College Western Carolina University William Peace University Wingate University Winston-Salem State University

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