Quick Campus Comparison

tcg_campuscomparisonpageThe triangle area of North Carolina is home to many colleges and universities that offer outstanding and unique educational opportunities. Here is a quick comparison of twenty of the campuses you will find located in Durham County, Orange County and Wake County — all within just about 20 miles of each other!

DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 26: A general view of the Duke University Chapel on campus of Duke University on October 26, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Duke University
Location: 
2138 Campus Drive, Durham, North Carolina
Overview: Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University consistently ranks among the very best. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields.
Size: 6,485 Undergraduates and 8,465 Graduate and Professional students
Academics: Duke University offers 53 majors, 52 minors and 23 certificates, and also offers undergraduate students the opportunity to create their own degree programs.
Athletics: NCAA Division 1, ACC Conference, Blue Devils
On-Campus Housing: Yes
Graduate School: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes – Over 200 Programs
Greek System: Yes
Demographics: 49% Female, 51% Male; 46% Caucasian/White, 22% Asian/Asian American, 10% Black/African American, 7% Hispanic/Latino/Latina, 14% Unknown
Work/Study Programs: Yes
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: www.admissions.duke.edu


uncUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Location: 250 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC
Overview: Carolina opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world.
Size: 18,415 Undergraduates, 10,669 Graduates
Academics: More than 70 majors and minors within 60 departments. Known for strengths in liberal arts, journalism, business, and pre-medicine.
Athletics: NCAA Division 1, ACC Conference, Tar Heels

On-Campus Housing: Yes
Graduate School: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes – 325 Programs in 70 Countries
Greek System: Yes
Demographics: 60% Female, 40% Male. 34% Caucasian/White, 14% Asian/Asian American, 11% Black/African American, 7% Hispanic/Latino/Latina, 2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander
Work/Study Programs: Yes
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: www.unc.edu/visitors


Memorial Belltower rises up from behind the changing leaves of Fall. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

North Carolina State University
Location:
1210 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Overview:
North Carolina State University is a large, comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research and is globally recognized for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Size: 
24,111 Undergraduates, 9,904 Graduates
Academics:
Nearly 100 majors and more than 120 minors and more than 160 master’s programs and more than 60 doctoral programs.
Athletics: 
NCAA Division 1, ACC Conference, Wolfpack
On-Campus Housing:
Yes
Graduate School:
Yes
Study Abroad: 
Yes
Greek System: 
Yes
Demographics: 
45% Female, 55% Male. 73% Caucasian/White, 6% Black/African American, 5% Asian/Asian American, 5% Hispanic/Latino/Latina
Work/Study Programs: 
Yes
Financial Aid: 
Yes
Website Link: 
https://admissions.ncsu.edu/visit/schedule-your-visit/


Other Campuses: Durham County | Orange County | Wake County


Durham County Campuses

nccentralNorth Carolina Central University
Location: 
1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707
Overview: NCCU was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race in 1909. In 1925, it became nation’s first public liberal arts college for African Americans. NCCU was recently recognized as the top Historically Black University by HBCU Lifestyle. Campus tours conducted weekdays at 10:30am and 1:30pm.
Size: 6,285 undergraduate students; 8,096 total students
Academics: 78 majors offered with 146 areas including concentrations. Bachelor’s: 37, Master’s/First Professional: 39, Certificates: 1, Doctoral: 1
Athletics: NCAA Division I, MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), Eagles
On-Campus Housing: Yes
Graduate School: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Greek System: Yes
Demographics: 78% African-American, 12% White, 1.8% Hispanic; 1.2% Asian
Work/Study Programs: Yes
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: http://www.nccu.edu/futurestudents/index.cfm


Durham Technical Community CollegeDurham Technical Community College
Location: 
1637 East Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703
Overview: A comprehensive community college serving Durham and Orange counties, Durham Tech offers postsecondary technical and occupational programs leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate; the first two years of a four-year degree; general continuing education for personal growth; and college and career readiness instruction.
Size (all Durham Tech campuses): 7,188 curriculum, 8,493 continuing education
Academics: Focus on Career Technologies Health Technologies, Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer
Athletics: N/A
On-Campus Housing: N/A
Graduate School: N/A
Study Abroad: N/A
Greek System: N/A
Demographics (All Durham Tech Campuses): 61% Female, 39% Male; 39% Black/African American, 33% Caucasian/White, 16% Hispanic/Latino/Latina, 12% Other
Work/Study Programs: Yes
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: www.durhamtech.edu/admissions/campustours.htm


The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham
A branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
Location:
410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701
Overview: The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham offers degrees and certifications in Design, Media Arts, Fashion and Culinary fields.
Size: 400 students
Academics: Graphic & Web Design, Web Design and Interactive Communications, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Digital Film Making & Video Production, Digital Photography, Digital Image Management, Game Art & Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Fashion Retailing, Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts and Culinary Management
Athletics: N/A
On-Campus Housing: School-sponsored housing
Graduate School: N/A
Study Abroad: N/A
Greek System: N/A
Demographics: 52% male, 48% female
Work/Study Programs: Yes
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: https://www.artinstitutes.edu/raleigh-durham/about


apexschooloftheology2Apex School of Theology
Location:
1701 T.W. Alexander Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27703
Overview: The ASOT provides theological education to prepare clergy and laity for service in churches, Christian ministries and the community. The institution’s history is grounded in the African-American religious experience.
Size: 492 students
Academics: Christian Education, Theology, Christian Counseling, and Master’s/Doctor of Divinity
Athletics: N/A
On-Campus Housing: N/A
Graduate School: Yes
Study Abroad: N/A
Greek System: N/A
Work/Study Programs: N/A
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: https://apexsot.edu


mountoliveUniversity of Mount Olive – RTP Campus
Location: 
5001 S. Miami Blvd., Durham NC 27703
Overview: A satellite campus of the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, NC, founded by the Convention of Free Will Baptists. Offers flexible, accelerated one-evening-per-week degree programs for adults as well as online classes.
Academics:
Accredited degree programs in Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Leadership, among others.
Athletics:
NCAA Division II
On-Campus Housing:
N/A at this location
Graduate School:
N/A at this location
Study Abroad:
N/A at this location
Greek System:
N/A at this location
Demographics:
67% female, 33% male 
Work/Study Programs:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link:
https://www.umo.edu/rtp


wattsWatts School of Nursing
Location: 
2828 Croasdaile Dr #200, Durham, NC 27705
Overview: Since its inception in 1895, Watts has focused exclusively on nursing education for entry into professional nursing practice, and is the oldest nursing program for registered nurses in the state of North Carolina. Watts is also the only hospital-based diploma program in the state. 
Academics:
Nursing
Athletics:
N/A
On-Campus Housing:
N/A
Graduate School:
N/A
Study Abroad:
N/A
Greek System:
N/A
Demographics:
Watts averages approximately 150 students. For the 2015-2016 academic year, 19% of the student body belonged to minority ethnic groups and 12% male.
Work/Study Programs:
N/A
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link:
https://wattsschoolofnursing.org


Orange County Campuses

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Durham Tech in Orange County
Location:
525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Overview: The Orange County Campus (OCC) at Durham Tech is a 20-acre campus centrally located in Orange County. The purpose of the campus is to better serve Orange County residents as they pursue their education, workforce training, and lifelong learning goals.
Size (All Durham Tech Campuses): 7,637 Curriculum, 12,515 Continuing Education
Academics: Focus on Career Technologies, Health Technologies, Arts, Sciences, and University Transfers
Athletics: None
On-Campus Housing: No
Graduate School: No
Study Abroad: No
Greek System: No
Demographics (All Durham Tech Campuses): 61% Female, 39% Male; 39% Black/African American, 33% Caucasian/White, 16% Hispanic/Latino/Latina, 12% Other
Work/Study Programs: Yes
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: www.durhamtech.edu/orange/orangecountycampus.htm


Wake County Colleges & Universities

campbellCampbell Law School
Location: 
225 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Overview: Campbell Law is one of the smallest ABA-accredited private law schools in the country. With a limited first-year enrollment, students enjoy the many advantages of a law school that remains purposely small. The size enables students to build a network of relationships that extends far beyond graduation.
Size: 450 Graduates
Academics: Three-year Juris Doctor program, with nine practice areas, six dual-degree programs and three certificate programs.
Athletics: No
On-Campus Housing: No
Graduate School: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Greek System: No
Demographics: 46% Female, 54% Male.
Work/Study Programs: No
Financial Aid: Yes
Website Link: http://law.campbell.edu/page.cfm?id=225&n=visit


Meredith College
Location: 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
Overview: Chartered in 1891, Meredith College is one of the largest private women’s colleges in the United States, with coeducational programs at the graduate level. Nationally ranked as a top-tier liberal arts college, Meredith challenges students to explore their interests, expand their skills, and build on their strengths.
Size: 
1,679 Undergraduates, 270 Graduates
Academics: 
More than 80 majors, minors and concentrations; 16 graduate and certificate programs.
Athletics: 
NCAA Division III, USA South Athletic Conference, Avenging Angels
On-Campus Housing:
Yes
Graduate School:
Yes
Study Abroad:
Yes
Greek System:
No
Demographics: 
Undergraduates 100% Female. 71% Caucasian/White, 11% Black/African American, 3% Hispanic/Latino/Latina, 3% Asian/Asian American
Work/Study Programs:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link:
http://www.meredith.edu/admissions/visit


Saint Augustine’s University
Location: 
1315 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610
Overview:
Established in 1867 by The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, Saint Augustine’s University is a four-year liberal arts university with a mission to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing world.
Size: 
1,508 Undergraduates
Academics:
More than 20 undergraduate degree programs within four major academic schools, and an extended studies program for working adults.
Athletics: 
NCAA Division II, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Falcons
On-Campus Housing:
Yes
Graduate School:
No
Study Abroad:
Yes
Greek System:
Yes
Demographics: 
49% Female, 51% Male. 96% Black/African-American, 1.1% Caucasian/White
Work/Study Programs:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
http://admissions.st-aug.edu/schedule-a-visit.html


shawuniversityShaw University
Location: 
118 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Overview:
Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist Church with a rich history steeped in tradition, activism and service.
Size: 
2,550 Undergraduates, 172 Graduates
Academics: 
More than 20 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate programs.
Athletics:
NCAA Division II, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Bears
On-Campus Housing:
Yes
Graduate School:
Yes
Study Abroad:
Yes
Greek System:
Yes
Demographics: 
57% Female, 43% Male. 62% Black/African American, 38% Other Race/Unspecified
Work/Study Programs:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
http://www.shawu.edu/campustour/


shepherdsShepherds Theological Seminary
Location: 
6051 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518
Overview:
Shepherds Theological Seminary is committed to theologically conservative academic excellence and exists to impact the world for Christ by equipping servant leaders for life and ministry by strategically shaping both intellect and character through biblical scholarship and personal mentoring.
Size:
Academics: 
Four masters programs, one doctoral program and three nontraditional diploma programs.
Athletics:
No
On-Campus Housing:
No
Graduate School:
Yes
Study Abroad: 
Yes, Israel Initiative
Greek System:
No
Demographics:
N/A
Work/Study Programs:
No
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
https://shepherds.edu/


southeasternbaptistSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary (and The College at Southeastern)
Location:
120 S Wingate St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Overview:
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is a seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) created to meet a need in the SBC’s East Coast region. This private seminary combines the best of a liberal arts college education with substantial biblical and theological training.
Size: 
2,284 students
Academics: 
40 different programs including Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Research programs.
Athletics:
No
On-Campus Housing:
Yes
Graduate School:
Yes
Study Abroad:
No
Greek System:
No
Demographics: 
20% Female, 80% Male. 81% Caucasian/White, 6% Hispanic/Latino/Latina 4% Black/African American, 3% Asian/Pacific Islander
Work/Study Programs:
No
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
http://www.sebts.edu/admissions/visit.aspx


southernfreewillbaptistSoutheastern Free Will Baptist College
Location: 532 Eagle Rock Rd, Wendell, NC 27591
Overview:
A college of the Free Will Baptist denomination with a purpose to train and prepare students for church-related ministries. Southeastern Free Will Baptist’s mission as a Christian College is to help students find their place in God’s great field of service.
Size: 
140 students
Academics: 
Four bachelor degree programs (Bible, Christian Education, Religious Arts and Church Music), a three year degree program in Biblical Studies and a non-degree two year business program.
Athletics:
No
On-Campus Housing:
Yes
Graduate School:
No
Study Abroad:
No
Greek System:
No
Demographics: 
N/A
Work/Study Programs:
No
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
https://www.sfwbc.edu/visit


chefsacademyThe Chef’s Academy
Location: 
2001 Carrington Mill Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560
Overview: The Chef’s Academy exists to empower students to achieve their own personal success and bring positive improvement to their lives by offering students the real world experience they need to feel confident as they pursue a career in the food industry.
Size: 
150+ students
Academics: 
Culinary Arts program and Pastry Arts program.
Athletics:
No
On-Campus Housing:
No
Graduate School:
No
Study Abroad:
No
Greek System:
No
Demographics: 
55% Female, 45% Male.
Work/Study Programs:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
https://thechefsacademy.com/campuses/raleigh


waketechWake Technical Community College
Location: 
9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Overview:
N.C.’s largest community college. Wake Tech is an accredited, two year community college offering associates degrees, technical certification and non-credit courses.
Size: 
71,000 students annually; approximately 30,000 in curriculum programs and 41,000 in workforce continuing education
Academics: 
More than 200 curriculum programs – associate degree, diploma and certificate programs.
Athletics: 
National Junior College Athletics Association, Division II, Region 10, Eagles
On-Campus Housing:
No
Graduate School:
No
Study Abroad:
Yes
Greek System:
No
Demographics:
56% Female, 44% Male. 51% Caucasian/White, 27% Black/African American, 10% Hispanic/Latino/Latina, 5% Asian/Pacific Islander
Work/Study Programs:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
http://www.waketech.edu/become-student/campus-tours


williampeaceWilliam Peace University
Location: 
15 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27604
Overview:
Founded in 1857, William Peace University is a private, nationally ranked, award-winning educational institution that is located in downtown Raleigh. Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, students develop an appreciation for life-long learning, a focus on meaningful careers and skills for ethical citizenship.
Size: 1,000+ undergraduate students
Academics:
More than 24 majors, minors and concentrations.
Athletics:
NCAA Division III, USA South Athletic Conference, Pacers
On-Campus Housing:
Yes
Graduate School:
No
Study Abroad:
Yes
Greek System:
Yes
Demographics: 
56% Female, 44% Male. 46% Caucasian/White, 31% Black/African American, 11% Unknown, 7% Hispanic/Latino/Latina; 1% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
Work/Study Programs:
Yes
Financial Aid:
Yes
Website Link: 
http://www.peace.edu/admissions-aid/plan-a-visit/

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