Founded in 1887 as a land-grant institution, North Carolina State is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge and engagement with public and private partners. With over 34,000 students and 2,000 faculty members, the university offers broad academic offerings, an emphasis on public service, national and international activities, and large-scale research and extension programs.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina State is the state’s largest university. With its 12 colleges representing all major fields, undergraduates can choose from nearly 100 majors and over 120 minor fields of study. The university offers more than 160 master’s programs and more than 60 doctoral programs for graduate students. Its Centennial Campus, a public-private research campus, houses more than 70 government, industry and nonprofit partners along with more than 70 university research and academic units. North Carolina State is a leader within the academic community in terms of industry-sponsored research, licensing revenues and number of patents granted.