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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School Report

10,697 Graduate Students
$12,566 Avg Graduate Tuition & Fees (In-State)
76.9% Took Classes Online
This overview covers the essential stats on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School, including its rankings, graduate degree programs, diversity, and more. You can jump to any section of this page using the following list.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School Rankings

#41 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#67 Doctorate Degree School in U.S.

Each year, College Factual releases its Best Quality Schools ranking to identify graduate schools that offer a great educational experience and provide excellent student outcomes. Our methodology places a high weight on things such as post-graduation wages, time to graduate, and student-per-faculty ratio. Post-graduation debt, faculty and staff diversity, and other factors are also taken into account.

Best Master's Degree Schools Badge

Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

Out of the 1151 colleges and universities analyzed in College Factual's 2023 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took the #41 spot. This means that the school is among the Top 5% of the nation when it comes to overall quality. As a result, UNC Chapel Hill is a recipient of this year's Best Master's Schools badge.

UNC Chapel Hill also ranked #2 for Best Master's Degree Schools in North Carolina.

Best Doctorate Degree Schools Badge

Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

Of the 676 institutions of higher learning that were examined in the 2023 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking, UNC Chapel Hill came in at #67. So, the school sits firmly among the Top 10% of colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to overall quality. Because of its high ranking, UNC Chapel Hill won the Best Doctorate Schools badge this year.

For the Best Doctorate Degree Schools in North Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill came in at #3.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate Student Diversity

10,697 Graduate Students
57.4% Women
27.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the last year in which we have data, 10,697 graduate students decided that University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the best place for them. In order to come up with a feel for how diverse the school is, College Factual analyzed the demographics of these students. Keep reading to learn more.

UNC Chapel Hill Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

The total graduate student population at UNC Chapel Hill is made up of 57.4% women and 42.6% men. Note that these percentages may differ for certain degree programs.


UNC Chapel Hill Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

About 27.9% of the graduate students who attend UNC Chapel Hill are from a racial-ethnic minority group*. UNC Chapel Hill is popular with people from outside the United States, too. International students make up 9.3% of the graduate student population. For more details on graduate school diversity at the school, check out the chart below. If you click on it, you'll be taken to a page with more details.


UNC Chapel Hill Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$12,566 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
If you're a part-time graduate student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill coming from out of state, expect to pay an average of $1,602 per credit hour. In-state grad students pay a discounted rate of $586.

The average graduate full-time tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $10,552 $28,844
Fees $2,014 $2,014

Average Salary of UNC Chapel Hill Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$62,070 Avg Salary (Master's)
$75,653 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

After obtaining their master's degree from UNC Chapel Hill, graduates go on to jobs earning an average starting salary of $62,070. That's about 6% higher than the countrywide average of $58,425 for all master's degree holders.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

Doctorate degree recipients from UNC Chapel Hill earn an average salary of $75,653 during the early years of their career. That's on par with the nationwide average of $75,260.


Location of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School

North Carolina State
Small City Campus Setting
Public Public/Private
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public institution located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The location of UNC Chapel Hill is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

Get more details about the location of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Contact details for UNC Chapel Hill are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-2211

Online Learning for UNC Chapel Hill Grad Students

76.9% Took At Least One Online Class
62.6% Took All Classes Online

About 76.9% of the graduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took at least one online class during the 2019-2020 academic year. Approximately 62.6% of grad students took all their classes online during that same time period.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2020-2021.

Master’s Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 196
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 32
Allied Health Professions 22
Anthropology 5
Area Studies 1
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 38
Biomedical Engineering 4
Business Administration & Management 5
Chemistry 13
Classical Languages & Literature 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 4
Communication & Media Studies 22
Communication Sciences 27
Computer Science 31
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7
Economics 3
Educational Administration 17
Fine & Studio Arts 9
General Biology 1
General Education 12
General English Literature 5
Genetics 1
Geography & Cartography 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 67
Health & Physical Education 15
History 10
Information Science 36
International Studies 11
Library & Information Science 54
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5
Materials Sciences 1
Mathematics 5
Medical Illustration & Informatics 19
Medical Science 8
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 1
Music 5
Natural Resources Conservation 11
Nursing 72
Nutrition Science 31
Other Education 10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 5
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15
Philosophy 4
Physics 12
Political Science & Government 20
Public Administration 60
Public Health 303
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 13
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 48
Religious Studies 1
Romance Languages 2
Social Work 133
Sociology 9
Statistics 18
Student Counseling 25
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50
Urban & Regional Planning 44

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2020-2021 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree Program Annual Graduates
Anthropology 3
Area Studies 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 3
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 29
Biomedical Engineering 14
Business Administration & Management 8
Chemistry 39
Classical Languages & Literature 4
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 9
Communication & Media Studies 9
Communication Sciences 14
Computer Science 14
Curriculum & Instruction 4
Dentistry 82
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 29
Economics 7
Educational Administration 1
Fine & Studio Arts 3
General Biology 10
General Education 10
General English Literature 6
Genetics 16
Geography & Cartography 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 10
Germanic Languages 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 17
History 11
Information Science 3
Law 207
Materials Sciences 1
Mathematics 16
Medical Illustration & Informatics 5
Medicine 194
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 8
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 5
Music 2
Natural Resources Conservation 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 3
Nursing 28
Nutrition Science 13
Pharmacology & Toxicology 6
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 168
Philosophy 7
Physics 7
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5
Political Science & Government 6
Public Health 10
Public Policy 4
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 32
Religious Studies 4
Romance Languages 6
Social Work 4
Sociology 5
Statistics 10
Urban & Regional Planning 1

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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