Posted on January 10, 2017

Explore The Largest North Carolina Universities

Explore the largest North Carolina Universities by enrollment.  We feature the top 10 most attended places for higher education in North Carolina.  North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns (NCBBI) often has guests who are coming to visit colleges and universities. Whether you are a student, or a family member or friend of a student, you are always welcome to stay with us.


North Carolina State University (Raleigh)

Founded on March 7, 1887, NC State creates economic, societal and intellectual prosperity. See how our world-leading faculty and high-performing students Think and Do.



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill)

Chartered in 1789, the University of North Carolina opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.


East Carolina University (Greenville)

Founded on March 8, 1907, ECU prepares our students to compete and succeed in the global economy and multicultural society. We  distinguish ourselves by the ability to train and prepare leaders and create a strong, sustainable future for eastern North Carolina through education, research, innovation, investment, and outreach.


University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte)

Founded on September 23, 1946, UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. 


University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro)

Founded in 1891, University of North Carolina at Greensboro defines excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the difference they make. Do something bigger altogether.  What matters most is not just the lessons learned but how they are carried forward.


Appalachian State University (Boone)

Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. We embrace our obligation to help create healthy, just, and sustainable societies by equipping our students to live with knowledge, compassion, dedication, humility, and dignity.


Duke University (Durham)

Founded in 1838, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.


University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington)

Founded in 1947, The University of North Carolina Wilmington, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our strategic plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.


Western Carolina University (Cullowhee)

Founded in 1889 to bring higher education and career opportunities to the western region of North Carolina. Member of the University of North Carolina system, Western Carolina University now provides an education to more than 10,000 students from 38 states and 32 countries.


North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro)

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The University provides a wide range of educational opportunities from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in both traditional and online environments. 

North Carolina is home to public and private colleges and universities.  Wherever your institute of higher learning is located, there is sure to be a North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inn member nearby.  We appreciate the opportunity to extend our warm Southern hospitality to each and every guest who stays with us.