4 NC colleges named to Forbes 2016 Top 100 list

Parents want their children to receive a quality education, especially at the university level. The good news for North Carolinians is, they don’t have to send their kids far for a good school.

Forbes has released its lists of the Top 100 Colleges for 2016 and to no one’s surprise four North Carolina schools made the list.

So which schools are claiming top honors?

#61 Wake Forest University

Located in Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational collegiate university with a liberal arts curriculum. Founded in 1834, the university offers more than 35 areas of study for undergraduates in addition to various graduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Tuition: $47,120

Room/Board: $12,998

Learn more: http://www.wfu.edu/


#47 University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

UNC- Chapel Hill has more than its impressive athletic programs to brag about. Carolina offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in academic areas critical to North Carolina’s future: business, dentistry, education, law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work, among others. According to the school’s website, faculty attracted nearly $778 million in total research grants and contracts in fiscal 2013.

Undergraduate Tuition: $8,834 (NC residents), $33,916 (Out-of-State)

Room/Board: $11,218

Learn more: http://www.unc.edu/


#26 Duke

Part of the research triangle and another school with a proud athletic history, Duke University’s 10 schools educates students from all over the United States and the world. Duke Medicine, which includes the Duke University Health System, the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing, combines research, clinical care and education at many different sites throughout the region and beyond, according to it’s website.

Undergraduate Tuition: $47,650

Room/Board: $15,623(includes other expenses)

Learn more: https://www.duke.edu/


#25 Davidson

Claiming honor of top school in the south is Davidson. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is highly selective. The school annually enrolls about 1,700 students from more than 40 countries. Of those students, nearly 80 percent study abroad and about 25 percent participate in 21 Division 1 sports.

Undergraduate Tuition: $46,966

Room/Board: 13,153

Learn more: https://www.davidson.edu/


So where does your alma mater rank? Check out the complete list by following the link: http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/#tab:rank

*All information according to corresponding school's website and Forbes rankings

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