Nursing Schools in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina is home to 87 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 77 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in North Carolina.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in North Carolina

Listed below are all nursing schools in North Carolina. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 87 nursing schools in the state of North Carolina. And according to our database 1 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Robeson Community College
Location: Lumberton, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
100.0% 100.0%
1
1
Johnston Community College
Location: Smithfield, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
99.3%
2
Cape Fear Community College
Location: Wilmington, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
99.0% 100.0%
3
1
College of the Albemarle
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
99.0% 93.3%
3
11
Brunswick Community College
Location: Bolivia, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
98.3% 98.0%
4
5
Western Carolina University
Location: Cullowhee, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
98.3%
4
Mitchell Community College
Location: Statesville, NC
Programs offered: ADN
98.0%
5
Wake Technical Community College
Location: Raleigh, NC
Programs offered: ADN
97.7%
6
Duke University
Location: Durham, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
97.3%
7
Lenoir Community College
Location: Kinston, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
97.0% 100.0%
8
1
Gaston College
Location: Dallas, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
97.0% 99.3%
8
2
East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, NC
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
96.7%
9
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Location: Wilmington, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
96.7%
9
Surry Community College
Location: Dobson, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
96.3% 100.0%
10
1
Western Piedmont Community College
Location: Morganton, NC
Programs offered: ADN
96.3%
10
Rockingham Community College
Location: Wentworth, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
96.0% 90.0% 11 13
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
96.0% 11
Central Piedmont Community College
Location: Charlotte, NC
Programs offered: ADN
95.7% 12
Queens University of Charlotte
Location: Charlotte, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
95.7% 12
Wayne Community College
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
95.3% 95.7% 13
8
Forsyth Technical Community College
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
95.3% 92.0% 13 12
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
95.3% 83.3% 13 18
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Location: Charlotte, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
95.3% 13
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Location: Asheville, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
95.0% 82.7% 14 20
Catawba Valley Community College
Location: Hickory, NC
Programs offered: ADN
95.0% 14
Gardner-Webb University
Location: Boiling Springs, NC
Programs offered: ADN BSN
95.0% 14
Sandhills Community College
Location: Pinehurst, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
94.7% 15
Davidson County Community College
Location: Thomasville, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
94.3% 93.7% 16
10
Appalachian State University
Location: Boone, NC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
94.3% 16
Fayetteville State University
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Programs offered: ADN BSN RN to BSN
94.0% 17
South Piedmont Community College
Location: Polkton, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
93.3% 92.0% 18 12
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Location: Hudson, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
93.3% 18
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Location: Hickory, NC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
93.3% 18
Craven Community College
Location: New Bern, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
93.0% 97.3% 19
7
Richmond Community College
Location: Hamlet, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
92.0% 90.0% 20 13
Carteret Community College
Location: Morehead City, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
92.0% 81.7% 20 21
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location: Charlotte, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
92.0% 20
Coastal Carolina Community College
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
91.7% 88.3% 21 14
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
91.3% 22
Winston-Salem State University
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN
91.0% 23
Pfeiffer University
Location: Misenheimer, NC
Programs offered: BSN
91.0% 23
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Location: Concord, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN RN to BSN BSN
90.7% 24
Pitt Community College
Location: Winterville, NC
Programs offered: ADN
90.7% 24
Stanly Community College
Location: Albemarle, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
90.7% 24
Wilson Community College
Location: Wilson, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
90.0% 100.0% 25
1
Sampson Community College
Location: Clinton, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
89.7% 100.0% 26
1
Mayland Community College
Location: Spruce Pine, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
89.7% 26
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Location: Salisbury, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
89.3% 100.0% 27
1
Blue Ridge Community College
Location: Flat Rock, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
89.3% 27
Guilford Technical Community College
Location: Jamestown, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
88.7% 87.3% 28 15
Bladen Community College
Location: Dublin, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
88.7% 86.3% 28 16
Southwestern Community College
Location: Sylva, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
88.7% 28
Randolph Community College
Location: Asheboro, NC
Programs offered: ADN
88.0% 29
Vance-Granville Community College
Location: Henderson, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.7% 78.7% 30 23
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Location: Pembroke, NC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
87.0% 31
Southeastern Community College
Location: Whiteville, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
86.0% 99.0% 32
3
Wingate University
Location: Wingate, NC
Programs offered: BSN
85.0% 33
Halifax Community College
Location: Weldon, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
84.7% 71.0% 34 25
Alamance Community College
Location: Graham, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
84.3% 35
James Sprunt Community College
Location: Kenansville, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
83.3% 100.0% 36
1
Edgecombe Community College
Location: Tarboro, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
81.3% 100.0% 37
1
Wilkes Community College
Location: Wilkesboro, NC
Programs offered: ADN
81.0% 38
Nash Community College
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
80.3% 76.3% 39 24
Barton College
Location: Wilson, NC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
80.0% 40
Piedmont Community College
Location: Roxboro, NC
Programs offered: ADN
79.7% 41
Durham Technical Community College
Location: Durham, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
79.3% 98.3% 42
4
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Location: Ahoskie, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
78.0% 43
Beaufort County Community College
Location: Washington, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
77.7% 84.3% 44 17
Methodist University
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Programs offered: BSN
73.3% 45
North Carolina Central University
Location: Durham, NC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
72.7% 46
Central Carolina Community College
Location: Sanford, NC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
71.0% 80.3% 47 22
South College-Asheville
Location: Asheville, NC
Programs offered: ADN
71.0% 47
Lees-McRae College
Location: Banner Elk, NC
Programs offered: BSN
60.0% 48
Cleveland Community College
Location: Shelby, NC
Programs offered: LPN
97.7%
6
McDowell Technical Community College
Location: Marion, NC
Programs offered: LPN
94.3%
9
Montgomery Community College
Location: Troy, NC
Programs offered: LPN
83.0% 19
Isothermal Community College
Location: Spindale, NC
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN
67.3% 26
Mercy School of Nursing
Location: Charlotte, NC
Programs offered: Diploma
North Carolina A & T State University
Location: Greensboro, NC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
Watts School of Nursing
Location: Durham, NC
Programs offered: Diploma
Montreat College
Location: Montreat, NC
Programs offered: Accelerated MSN
University of Mount Olive
Location: Mount Olive, NC
Programs offered: RN to BSN BSN
Edgecombe Community College - Rocky Mount Campus
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Programs offered: LPN ADN
ECPI University - Charlotte
Location: Charlotte, NC
Programs offered: LPN
ECPI University - Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, NC
Programs offered: LPN
ECPI University - Raleigh
Location: Raleigh, NC
Programs offered: LPN
NEWH Nursing Consortium
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Programs offered: LPN ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-High Point (Closed in 2016)
ADN

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


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