North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State says, "The mission of general education is to provide students the opportunity to experience diverse and integrative disciplinary perspectives. General education enhances students’ intellectual engagement in their majors, prepares them for the changing demands of professional careers, equips them for a lifetime of learning, and lays the foundation for involvement in their communities as responsible citizens and leaders."[Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:24,150
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:50%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,058 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$27,406 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "Introduction to Writing" requirement through ACT scores.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural Science because the "Natural Science" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

  • General Education Assessment

    North Carolina State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/20/2018


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