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2021 Best General Education Schools in North Carolina

8 Colleges
$36,575 Avg Salary
$29,518 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

In 2018-2019, 241 degrees and certificates were awarded to general education students who went to a North Carolina college or university. This makes it the #101 most popular major in the state.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best General Education Schools in North Carolina to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 8 schools in North Carolina to see which ones offered the best programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in North Carolina

The colleges and universities below are the best for education majors pursuing a .

Top North Carolina Schools in Education

#1

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

Our analysis found Campbell University to be the best school for general education students who want to pursue a degree in North Carolina. Located in the town of Buies Creek, Campbell is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at Campbell take out is $11,250. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $117.

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The excellent programs at North Carolina State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in North Carolina. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Wingate University

Wingate, NC

The excellent programs at Wingate University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in North Carolina. Located in the large suburb of Wingate, Wingate is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a great place for general education students. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, education graduates from UNC Chapel Hill take out $29,402 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $343.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best General Education Schools in North Carolina list. UNCW is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Wilmington.

On average, education graduates from UNCW take out $29,362 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $342, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Western Carolina University ranked #6 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in North Carolina list. Located in the town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at WCU accumulate an average of around $16,289 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $190.

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#7

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

Belmont Abbey College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the suburb of Belmont, BAC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at BAC accumulate an average of around $31,000 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $322.

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With a ranking of #8, Wake Technical Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for general education students. Located in the suburb of Raleigh, Wake Technical Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 116
Florida 683
Virginia 999
Tennessee 745
South Carolina 238
Kentucky 135
Louisiana 136
Alabama 83
Arkansas 124
Mississippi 265
West Virginia 394

General Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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