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Medicine Schools in North Carolina

484 Medicine students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Medicine major is the 59th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Medicine Majors in North Carolina

Medicine majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 484
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 484
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 484

Gender Distribution

In North Carolina, a medicine major is more popular with men than with women.

Medicine Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of medicine majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 20.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 58.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Medicine Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Medicine Grads in North Carolina

15,230 people in the state and 503,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to medicine.

Medicine Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Medicine Jobs in North Carolina

Medicine grads earn an average of $198,040 in the state and $203,880 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in North Carolina that offer medicine degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

171 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 77%. Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years.


Wake Forest University

121 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
8,401 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $51,100 a year. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time.


Duke University

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,606 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 0.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 93%.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,506.

Medicine Careers in NC

Some of the careers medicine majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Family and General Practitioners 13% $204,930
Physicians and Surgeons 12% $196,670

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to medicine.

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Nursing 7,453
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,046
Allied Health Professions 2,305
Allied Health Services 1,989
Public Health 1,178
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,051
Mental & Social Health Services 1,036
Rehabilitation Professions 827

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