Nursing Schools in North Carolina

There are 88 nursing schools in North Carolina. This year, we evaluated 75 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Halifax Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,413
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate73.9%

Halifax Community College is located in Weldon, North Carolina and is part of the North Carolina Community College System. Halifax was established back in 1967 and is among the oldest community colleges in North Carolina. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and it ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Richmond Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,464
NCLEX-RN Pass rate93.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.1%

Richmond Community College is located in Hamlet, North Carolina. RCC was established back in 1967 and it has many different positive qualities that attract students in the community. Some programs are more career-based and will lead to certificates. There are also various associate’s ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,304

Roanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) is located in Ahoskie, North Carolina. This two-year community college was established back in 1967. There are several vocational and technical training options for students to consider at this school. Students can earn associate’s degrees, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
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Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Edgecombe Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,080
NCLEX-RN Pass rate80.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Edgecombe Community College (ECC) is located in Tarboro, North Carolina and serves more than 2,000 students currently. ECC was established back in 1967as Wilson County Technical Institute but changed its name back in 1987 when the campus expanded in size. This school boasts a campus that is 120 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,414
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) is located in Salisbury, North Carolina and is part of the state-supported North Carolina Community College System. RCCC was established back in 1963 and it now serves more than 22,000 students. The school offers associate’s degrees in more than 40 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,626

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is a part of the University of North Carolina System. FSU is a historically black university that was established back in 1867 to meet the educational needs of the African-American community. This is the second ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Western Piedmont Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,500

Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) is located in Morganton, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. This community college was chartered back in 1964. WPCC offers 104 degrees, diplomas, and certificates in many different programs of study that can ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Wilkes Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,829

Wilkes Community College (WCC) is located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. The first classes were held at WCC all the way back in 1965 and it has continued to grow in size over the years, now serving several thousand students each ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Lenoir Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,374
NCLEX-RN Pass rate96.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Lenoir Community College (LCC) is located in Kinston, North Carolina with satellite institutions in Greene County and Jones County as well. LCC was established back in 1958 and it now serves around 3500 curriculum students and around 12,000 extension students annually. LCC offers students ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Paramedic to ADN
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Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Wayne Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,066
NCLEX-RN Pass rate95.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.4%

Wayne Community College (WCC) is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. This school was established back in 1958 and more than 14,000 students enroll in this community college every single year. There are various vocational and technical programs that will allow students to earn certificates. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Brunswick Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,433
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.0%

Brunswick Community College (BCC) is located in Bolivia, North Carolina. BCC was established back in 1979 and it now serves around 9700 students. This school is a popular option for students in the area who wish to pursue an associate’s degree. BCC has many transfer partnerships as well, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
College of the Albemarle
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,445
NCLEX-RN Pass rate99.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate93.1%

College of the Albemarle (COA) is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. COA was established back in 1960 and it now serves around 2100 students. This school has the distinction of being the first school to be a part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school offers the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Forsyth Technical Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,166
NCLEX-RN Pass rate95.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.3%

Forsyth Technical Community College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This school was established back in 1960 but has changed names multiple times and has become a more robust academic institution over the years. Currently, this school serves over 11,000 credit students and there ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Rockingham Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,291
NCLEX-RN Pass rate94.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate90.4%

Rockingham Community College (RCC) is located in Wentworth, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. RCC was established back in 1966 and it now serves over 2200 students. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
South Piedmont Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,189
NCLEX-RN Pass rate92.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate92.1%

South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) is located in Polkton, North Carolina with the second location being located in Monroe, North Carolina. SPCC has been around since 1999 with the merger of Anson Community College and the Union Technical Education Center. Students at SPCC will be able to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
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Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Vance-Granville Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,005
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate79.8%

Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) is located in Henderson, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. VGCC was established in 1969and was formerly known as the Vance County Technical Institute. It has continued to grow in scope and it now offers students ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC
Central Piedmont Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,369

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. CPCC was established back in 1963 as the result of a merger between Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center. There are various workplace learning programs where students can gain the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Craven Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,849
NCLEX-RN Pass rate92.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.3%

Craven Community College is located in New Bern, North Carolina. Craven was established in 1965 and has gone through many changes over the years to offer students a very thorough academic experience. Students will be able to pursue associate’s degrees at this school as well as several ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
James Sprunt Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,086
NCLEX-RN Pass rate86.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) is located in Kenansville, North Carolina. JSCC was founded back in 1960 and it was known as James Sprunt Technical Institute back then. This college has been named for a revered Scottish immigrant named James Menzies Sprunt who became a teacher, a ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Davidson County Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,463
NCLEX-RN Pass rate95.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate94.2%

Davidson County Community College (DCCC) is located in Thomasville, North Carolina. DCCC was established back in 1963 and it currently has more than 5700 students at multiple campuses. This two-year college offers students a wide range of different certificates, diplomas, and associate’s ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Nash Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,881
NCLEX-RN Pass rate82.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate77.2%

Nash Community College (NCC) is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. NCC was established back in 1967. This public two-year community college has a completely open admissions policy. It serves thousands of students annually and over 12,000 citizens participated in the various programs at the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,413
NCLEX-RN Pass rate95.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate81.2%

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. FTCC was established back in 1961 and it serves around 41,000 students currently. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Johnston Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,332

Johnston Community College (JCC) is located in Smithfield, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. JCC was established back in 1969 and it now serves approximately 6000 students. The school boasts a 175-acre main campus with 11 different buildings. It even ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
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Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Mayland Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,226

Mayland Community College (MCC) is located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. It also has learning centers in Newland and Burnsville that students can take advantage of. This public community college used to be known as Mayland Technical ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Pitt Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,959

Pitt Community College (PCC) is located in Winterville, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. This two-year institution has been serving the community since 1961 and it offers students a great academic experience. More than 11,000 students are enrolled in ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Southwestern Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,586

Southwestern Community College is located in Sylva, North Carolina. This school has been serving the community in some form since 1964 and has gone through several name changes over the years. The school now serves more than 8000 students and it provides them all with associate’s degree, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Stanly Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,925

Stanly Community College (SCC) is located in Albemarle, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. Stanley Tech was established in 1971. This school's motto is “changing lives” and it seeks to change many lives for the better each year. There are ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Southeastern Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,472
NCLEX-RN Pass rate84.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate99.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,120
NCLEX-RN Pass rate95.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate81.1%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Blue Ridge Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,805

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Piedmont Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,968

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Randolph Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,324

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Durham Technical Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,582
NCLEX-RN Pass rate78.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.8%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Cape Fear Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,955
NCLEX-RN Pass rate98.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Sampson Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,855
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Surry Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,721
NCLEX-RN Pass rate96.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Robeson Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,280
NCLEX-RN Pass rate100.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Catawba Valley Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,583

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Central Carolina Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,780
NCLEX-RN Pass rate65.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate79.8%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, NC
Coastal Carolina Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,737
NCLEX-RN Pass rate92.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate87.6%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Guilford Technical Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,488
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate87.7%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,677

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Gaston College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,601
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate99.6%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,473

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Mitchell Community College
Statesville, NC
Mitchell Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,763

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,308

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,496

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • PhD
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Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Wake Technical Community College
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,732

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Beaufort County Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,819
NCLEX-RN Pass rate76.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate84.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Bladen Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,844
NCLEX-RN Pass rate87.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate87.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,100

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is part of the University of North Carolina. Besides the Chapel Hill campus, there are nine other campuses throughout the state. The university was established in 1789, making it one of the oldest public universities in the country. It is also the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,256

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is a public university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of ten campuses that belong to the University of North Carolina. It was established in 1892 by the son of former slaves. Dr. Simon Green Atkins founded the small Winston-Salem Teachers ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,517

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Wilson Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,661
NCLEX-RN Pass rate91.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,327

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Alamance Community College
Graham, NC
Alamance Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,363

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Western Carolina University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,456

Western Carolina University (WCU) is a public university in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina, which operates a total of ten campuses. It was established in 1889 and is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the University of North Carolina ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,687

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a public university in Durham, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina, with nine other campuses. It was established in 1910 as a training school. It was renamed the North Carolina College for Negroes in 1925 when it became the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,811

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,060

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,831

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Carteret Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,469
NCLEX-RN Pass rate92.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate82.9%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Wingate University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,094

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,380

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner-Webb University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,753

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Duke University
Durham, NC
Duke University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,011

Established in 1838, Duke University is a private university in Durham, North Carolina. The campus was originally located in Trinity and moved to Durham in 1892. The university has a sprawling campus spread over 8,600 acres on three connected campuses. The main campus includes the 210-foot Duke ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Pfeiffer University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,799

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,512

Queens University of Charlotte is a private university in Charlotte, North Carolina. The university was established in 1857. It was originally called the Charlotte Female Institute. The institute merged with the Presbyterian Female College in 1912 to become Queens College. It received ...

Programs offered

  • ADN - closed in 2014
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to MSN
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Barton College
Wilson, NC
Barton College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,533

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Methodist University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,580

Programs offered

  • BSN
--
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$40,927

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cleveland Community College
Shelby, NC
Cleveland Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,911
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.4%

Cleveland Community College (CCC) is located in Shelby, North Carolina. CCC was established back in 1965and aims to provide a diverse, accessible education to all members of the community. There are many academic programs at CCC that will help students to further their career prospects. ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
--
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
McDowell Technical Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,616
NCLEX-PN Pass rate93.4%

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Montgomery Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,818
NCLEX-PN Pass rate84.6%

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Isothermal Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,768
NCLEX-PN Pass rate66.7%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
--
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Lees-McRae College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,832

Programs offered

  • BSN
--
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A&T State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,049

North Carolina A&T State University is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was established in 1891 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race. It was the first college for people of color in the state. In became a regional university in 1967 and was ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
--
South College-Asheville
Asheville, NC
South College-Asheville
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
--
Watts School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Watts School of Nursing
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Diploma
--
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,503

Programs offered

  • BSN
--
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,172

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
--
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Montreat College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,413

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
--
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
University of Mount Olive
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,508

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
--
Edgecombe Community College - Rocky Mount Campus
Rocky Mount, NC
Edgecombe Community College - Rocky Mount Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
--
ECPI University - Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
ECPI University - Charlotte

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
ECPI University - Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
ECPI University - Greensboro

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
ECPI University - Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
ECPI University - Raleigh

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
NEWH Nursing Consortium
Rocky Mount, NC
NEWH Nursing Consortium

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-High Point (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Mercy School of Nursing (Closed in 2016)
Diploma

North Carolina's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


North Carolina's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


North Carolina Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 99,210 23.082 $29 $60,880
Nurse Anesthetists 2,340 0.545 $80 $166,040
Nurse Midwives 170 0.041 $48 $99,360
Nurse Practitioners 4,130 0.962 $48 $99,510
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 17,810 4.144 $21 $43,610
Nursing Assistants 62,820 14.614 $12 $24,280
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey