College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in North Carolina

EUGENE, Ore., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in North Carolina for 2017.

From large, public research universities to small, liberal arts colleges to everything in between, North Carolina offers a high-quality education for all different kinds of interests. With some luck and some work at networking, when students graduate they might be able to tap into networks in Charlotte, the country’s second biggest financial center, or the Research Triangle, where some of the world’s most innovative technology is being developed.

“If you tune into March Madness, then you’re certainly familiar with at least a few of North Carolina’s historic colleges,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “But there’s much more to the state—and to university life—than basketball. With a wide variety of schools, North Carolina really has something to offer everyone.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality, student body diversity, and return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.

The ranking for the 25 Best Colleges in North Carolina finds Duke University in the top spot. Davidson College is in second, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Appalachian State University

Barton College

Campbell University

Davidson College

Duke University

East Carolina University

Elizabeth City State University

Elon University

Fayetteville State University

Gardner-Webb University

Johnson C Smith University

North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Pfeiffer University

Salem College

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 Wilmington

Wake Forest University

Western Carolina University

William Peace University

Winston-Salem State University

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


Christian Amondson, Managing Editor, College Choice
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