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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in North Carolina

12,106

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in North Carolina

$26,500

Average
in-state tuition

$28,358

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

Total undergraduates: 493
Acceptance rate: 88%
Average annual cost: $22,763
Average salary: $28,900
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Davidson College

Davidson, NC

34 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Davidson College

Davidson, NC

Total undergraduates: 1,810
Acceptance rate: 20%
Average annual cost: $28,339
Average salary: $54,600
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Greensboro College

Greensboro, NC

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Greensboro College

Greensboro, NC

Total undergraduates: 946
Acceptance rate: 40%
Average annual cost: $31,019
Average salary: $34,900
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

617 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

Total undergraduates: 1,674
Acceptance rate: 90%
Average annual cost: $25,119
Average salary: $36,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

Lees-McRae educates and inspires students to approach life and work from a creative, collaborative, and critical perspective in preparation for diverse careers and environments.

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

Total undergraduates: 921
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: $21,832
Average salary: $33,000
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Saint Augustine's University

Raleigh, NC

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Saint Augustine's University

Raleigh, NC

Total undergraduates: 974
Acceptance rate: 76%
Average annual cost: $26,096
Average salary: $25,100
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

539 Forbes
Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world.

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

Total undergraduates: 824
Acceptance rate: 56%
Average annual cost: $18,218
Average salary: $32,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

St Andrews University

Laurinburg, NC

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

St Andrews University

Laurinburg, NC

Total undergraduates: 638
Acceptance rate: 41%
Average annual cost: $26,108
Average salary: $33,000
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Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, NC

485 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in North Carolina 2019

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, NC

Total undergraduates: 3,826
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $34,200
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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