Enrollment Trends

With 12 colleges representing all major academic disciplines, more than 36,000 students and more than 2,300 faculty, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina. This is a preeminent research enterprise where undergraduate and graduate students learn from award-winning faculty.

In the past three years, undergraduate enrollment has grown by over 4 percent, from 23,527 in Fall 2019 to over 24,000 in Fall 2020.

Three-Year Undergraduate Trend by College

Fall 2020 Undergraduate Distribution 

NC State is increasingly a top-choice for elite students. NC State’s unwavering commitment to providing an innovative STEM-focused education appeals to the nation’s best and brightest students. In Fall 2020, 28 percent of undergraduate students are enrolled in the College of Engineering and 12.5 percent in the College of Sciences.  

Total Undergraduate Enrollment Trends by College – 10 Year (2010-2020)