NC State University
NC State is a national center for research, teaching, and extension. Our graduate education program has stood for quality for over a century.
North Carolina State University is a national center for research, teaching, and extension. As a land-grant state university, we share the distinctive characteristics of these institutions: broad academic offerings, an emphasis on public service, national and international activities, and large-scale research and extension programs.
Our extensive research activities and a network of public and private partnerships consistently earn NC State a spot as one of the nation's top research universities. We are also a leader within the academic community in terms of industry-sponsored research, licensing revenues, and number of patents granted. NC State ranks second nationally in state and local government-sponsored research, and we are fourth in the nation when it comes to the number of new companies created as a result of original research.
With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina and one of 16 institutions constituting the multi-campus University of North Carolina system.
NC State is also a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Council of Graduate Schools, the National Commission on Accrediting, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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- Explore our history and learn how and why NC State has become a leader in so many emerging fields critical to the world's future.