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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Carolina

8 Colleges
929 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,344 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North CarolinaWith 929 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities is the #17 most popular major in North Carolina. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.0% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Carolina ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in North Carolina

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

William Peace University has taken the #1 spot in this year's liberal arts / sciences and humanities ranking for non-traditional students. WPU is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Raleigh. WPU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina list.

87 students at WPU are exclusively online. 78 of WPU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ECU, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. 6,812 students at ECU are exclusively online. There are roughly 6,631 part time students in attendance at ECU. ECU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNC Greensboro, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina ranking.

The student loan default rate at UNC Greensboro is lower than is typical, just 6.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,278 students take at least one class online at UNC Greensboro. About 4,267 of the students at UNC Greensboro are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Fayetteville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Fayetteville State University, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina ranking.

Approximately 2,065 students take at least one class online at Fayetteville State University. 1,862 students are part time. Fayetteville State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#5

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

Belmont Abbey College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. BAC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Belmont. BAC also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina list, coming in at #7.

There are approximately 123 students at BAC that take at least one class online. There are roughly 116 part time students in attendance at BAC. BAC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#6

Winston - Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Winston - Salem State University. Located in the medium-sized city of Winston-Salem, WSSU is a public school with a medium-sized student population. WSSU also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina rankings.

There are approximately 1,865 students at WSSU that take at least one class online. About 779 of the students at WSSU are attending part time.

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North Carolina A & T State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. NC A&T is a large public school located in the city of Greensboro. NC A&T not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina list.

Approximately 2,921 students take at least one class online at NC A&T. 1,684 of NC A&T students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of North Carolina at Asheville earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNCA is a small public school located in the city of Asheville. UNCA not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in North Carolina list.

The student loan default rate at UNCA is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 238 students take at least one class online at UNCA. 529 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 926
Florida 1,256
Virginia 2,248
Georgia 596
Alabama 322
Tennessee 1,084
West Virginia 1,154
South Carolina 437
Louisiana 1,139
Kentucky 1,015
Arkansas 572

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 17,597

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 3,175
English Language & Literature 1,532
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,135
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,015
Philosophy & Religious Studies 587

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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