North Carolina Technical Schools

Electronics and computer technology, accounting, office and new media technologies, and maintenance technologies—these are just a few of the career fields available to technical school graduates. Technical school graduates may work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians and paramedics, engineering technicians, sound engineering technicians and more. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school to match your chosen field should be easy. The state of North Carolina has a number of technical schools to fit all backgrounds.

North Carolina technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. North Carolina is home to top technical colleges such as Wake Technical Community College (est. 1958) and North Carolina A&T State University (est. 1891). Overall, the state of North Carolina has 75 public and 55 private institutions with more than 441,000 students enrolled. Thousands of North Carolina students attend technical school, with more than 11,100 students attending North Carolina’s top technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

Schools to consider:

Centura College
Locations:
  • Norfolk, VA
Programs available:

Facts and Figures for North Carolina Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at public North Carolina technical schools is $4,301 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at private North Carolina technical schools is $21,497 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online North Carolina technical schools start at around $220 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $320 per credit hour. Students will pay the same tuition and fees for online technical programs as they would for on-campus programs, but you will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public North Carolina colleges is $6,587 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus North Carolina Technical Schools and Enrollment

Wake Technical Community College (avg. enrollment 762 students)
North Carolina A&T State University (avg. enrollment 10,345 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in North Carolina

Wake Technical Community College
North Carolina A&T State University
ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte
ITT Technical Institute-High Point

Accredited North Carolina Technical Schools

Wake Technical Community College
North Carolina A&T State University

Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education