Founded in 1887, North Carolina State University (NC State) is an institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, and public service. It is the largest university in the state, with more than 33,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. As a land grant university, NC State is one of two research-extensive institutions in the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 31 universities nationwide with both “very high” research activity and notable community engagement. NC State consistently ranks among the nation’s top public universities and best higher-education values. It’s historic strengths in science and technology are supported by its commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of fields, and its research strength is complemented by its extensive community engagement. Distinguished faculty include members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and fellows in a large number of professional associations.
NC State is organized into 10 colleges that offer baccalaureate degrees in more than 110 fields, master’s degrees in over 100 fields, and doctoral degrees in 61. The University has 60+ interdisciplinary research centers across a comprehensive array of disciplines. The University is ranked seventh in industry-funded research and third in total state and local research among national research universities. The continuing growth of research is a high priority.
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