Best Engineering Schools in North Carolina

This article features top engineering colleges in North Carolina that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of North Carolina, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

Best Engineering Schools in North Carolina

National Ranking North Carolina Top Engineering Programs
28 Duke University (Pratt) (Durham, NC)
Overall acceptance rate: 23.0%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 774
Tuition: Full-time: $40,720 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 907
Research expenditures per faculty member: $756,991
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $90,082,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.5%
31 North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Overall acceptance rate: 20.3%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 755
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,834 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,882 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,899
Research expenditures per faculty member: $486,626
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $148,421,098
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.1%
85 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Overall acceptance rate: 42.0%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 710
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,643 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,773 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 146
Research expenditures per faculty member: $303,027
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $10,908,980
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
145 North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, NC)
Overall acceptance rate: 74.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $3,397 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $13,605 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 342
Research expenditures per faculty member: $147,925
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $11,094,382
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
188 University of North Carolina–Charlotte (Lee) (Charlotte, NC)
Overall acceptance rate: 65.1%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 686
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $3,689 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,226 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 411
Research expenditures per faculty member: $107,450
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $10,745,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

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