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North Carolina Computer Science Colleges

102 Colleges
9,963 Yearly Graduations
$37,502 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,894 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 9,963 students received a computer science degree from a college in North Carolina, making it rank #5 in terms of graduations. North Carolina colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,376 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $14,773 per year.

About 42% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,474 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

MyComputerCareer - Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,455 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,043 students at MyComputerCareer - Raleigh in total, 2,043 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at MyComputerCareer - Raleigh take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $15,996 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#2

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
856 Yearly Degrees
$6,905 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 29,615, of which 24,070 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,877 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNC Charlotte, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

58% of UNC Charlotte students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,025 a year. UNC Charlotte has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNC Charlotte is $35,900.

#3

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
837 Yearly Degrees
$2,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,003 students at Wake Technical Community College in total, 7,362 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,995 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wake Technical Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
680 Yearly Degrees
$9,101 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Carolina State University is 36,304, of which 25,973 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,820 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,809 a year. NC State has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NC State is $41,200.

#5

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
525 Yearly Degrees
$2,544 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fayetteville Technical Community College is 12,021, which includes 4,646 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,606 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,100 during the early-career years.

#6

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
468 Yearly Degrees
$8,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,154 undergraduates at UNC Chapel Hill, of which 18,528 are full-time, and there are 29,877 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 24% of students getting accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,478 a year. UNC Chapel Hill has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,000 during the early-career years.

#7

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
370 Yearly Degrees
$2,632 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is 6,379, which includes 1,517 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
344 Yearly Degrees
$57,931 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,686 students at Duke in total, 6,649 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,597 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Duke is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 10% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

25% of Duke students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,502 a year. Duke has a 0.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Duke with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $76,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
305 Yearly Degrees
$2,524 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,345 full-time undergraduates at Wayne Community College, and 2,948 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,143 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,100 during the early-career years.

#10

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$7,403 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Carolina at Greensboro is 20,196, of which 16,581 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,007 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNC Greensboro, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at UNC Greensboro take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,724 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNC Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$2,319 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Guilford Technical Community College is 11,070, which includes 4,347 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

33% of Guilford Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,498 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Guilford Technical Community College is $22,000.

#12

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$2,228 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Durham Technical Community College is 5,665, which includes 1,454 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,117 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Durham Technical Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees
$2,651 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,226 students at Mitchell Community College in total, 961 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,337 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,000 during the early-career years.

#14

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$2,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,790 full-time undergraduates at Central Piedmont Community College, and 18,646 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Central Piedmont Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,982 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Piedmont Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Davidson County Community College

Thomasville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$2,282 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Davidson County Community College is 3,734, which includes 1,423 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DCCC is $23,500.

#15

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$6,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,556 students at NC A&T in total, 11,039 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,013 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NC A&T is 4.7 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at NC A&T take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,531 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NC A&T is $27,600.

#17

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$7,181 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Carolina at Wilmington is 17,499, of which 14,785 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,480 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UNCW is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at UNCW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,990 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

#18

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees
$7,238 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,081 undergraduates at ECU, of which 19,204 are full-time, and there are 28,651 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ECU is 4.5 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at ECU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,407 a year. ECU has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ECU is $34,900.

#19

Carolina Career College

Durham, North Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees

#20

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$7,409 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,518 undergraduates at Appalachian State, of which 16,622 are full-time, and there are 19,280 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Appalachian State. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,519 a year. Appalachian State has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Appalachian State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$2,748 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,629 students at CFCC in total, 2,980 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

18% of CFCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,289 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CFCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
87 Yearly Degrees
$2,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Forsyth Technical Community College is 7,695, which includes 2,890 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,090 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Forsyth Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Johnston Community College

Smithfield, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$2,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Johnston Community College is 4,054, which includes 1,250 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,463 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

#24

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$34,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,980 undergraduates at Campbell, of which 3,257 are full-time, and there are 6,185 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Campbell is 4.3 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

87% of Campbell students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,670 a year. Campbell has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,900 during the early-career years.

#25

Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$2,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,536 students at Cleveland Community College in total, 696 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students who graduate from Cleveland Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other North Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Pitt Community College 76
27 Coastal Carolina Community College 75
28 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College 70
29 Richmond Community College 65
30 Wake Forest University 56
31 South Piedmont Community College 53
32 Wilkes Community College 49
32 Craven Community College 49
34 Isothermal Community College 46
34 Strayer University - North Carolina 46
34 James Sprunt Community College 46
37 North Carolina Central University 45
38 Bladen Community College 44
39 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute 40
40 Elon University 39
41 Southwestern Community College 38
42 North Carolina Wesleyan College 36
43 Winston - Salem State University 35
43 Catawba Valley Community College 35
45 Nash Community College 31
46 University of North Carolina at Asheville 30
46 Sandhills Community College 30
48 University of North Carolina at Pembroke 29
49 Central Carolina Community College 28
49 Carteret Community College 28
51 Randolph Community College 26
51 Alamance Community College 26
53 Gaston College 25
53 Western Carolina University 25
53 College of the Albemarle 25
53 Stanly Community College 25
57 Surry Community College 24
57 Lenoir Community College 24
59 Davidson College 23
60 Vance-Granville Community College 22
60 Beaufort County Community College 22
62 Guilford College 21
63 Fayetteville State University 20
64 Johnson C Smith University 16
65 Mayland Community College 15
65 Robeson Community College 15
67 Piedmont Community College 14
67 Wilson Community College 14
67 Living Arts College 14
70 Blue Ridge Community College 13
70 Methodist University 13
70 Miller-Motte College Wilmington 13
70 Sampson Community College 13
74 Lenoir - Rhyne University 12
74 Edgecombe Community College 12
74 Elizabeth City State University 12
77 High Point University 11
77 Gardner - Webb University 11
79 Livingstone College 10
80 Halifax Community College 9
80 Shaw University 9
82 Pamlico Community College 8
82 Haywood Community College 8
82 Brunswick Community College 8
82 Meredith College 8
82 Western Piedmont Community College 8
87 Southeastern Community College 7
87 Rockingham Community College 7
87 McDowell Technical Community College 7
90 DeVry University - North Carolina 6
90 Tri-County Community College 6
90 University of Mount Olive 6
93 Montreat College 5
93 Mars Hill University 5
93 Montgomery Community College 5
96 Saint Augustine’s University 4
97 Catawba College 3
98 Martin Community College 2
98 Bennett College 2
98 Roanoke-Chowan Community College 2
101 Pfeiffer University 1
102 University of Phoenix - North Carolina 0

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