North Carolina Online College Degree Programs

Various colleges and universities in North Carolina offer online degree programs, such as North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and East Carolina University, among others. Degree, certificate and continuing education programs are available.

What Colleges in North Carolina Offer Online Degree Programs?

Students seeking distance education from a North Carolina institution have a number of options. The online divisions of North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and East Carolina University offer programs in areas as diverse as agribusiness, education and public health, to name a few. Online degree programs from these colleges are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University (NC State) was established in 1887 and is a 4-year, public research institution. NC State's distance education courses are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and award the same credit hours as on-campus courses. NC State offers several online undergraduate and graduate certificates, bachelor's degrees and master's degrees as well as licensure programs. Online degree options include:

  • Food safety
  • Teacher licensure
  • School administration
  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Animal nutrition
  • Horticultural science
  • Industrial engineering
  • Civil engineering

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public 4-year school serving more than 27,000 students each year. It offers online graduate certificates as well as bachelor's and master's degree programs. Instruction can be delivered asynchronously, though some programs require students to attend online class discussions at set meeting times. Degree and graduate certificate programs are available only in areas of education, engineering and nursing. Specific programs include:

  • Nursing administration
  • Engineering technology
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Elementary education
  • Middle and secondary education
  • School counseling
  • Engineering management

East Carolina University

East Carolina University began as a teachers college in 1907 and today consists of 11 schools and colleges serving more than 27,500 students. It offers online undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. Instructors for the online courses are the same as those for on-campus courses, and students follow the same curriculum that they would in the classroom. All undergraduate programs are intended for students who have completed the first two years of prerequisite coursework at a community college or other school and wish to earn their bachelor's degree. Undergraduate and graduate online degree programs at East Carolina University are offered in fields including:

  • Business
  • Management
  • Education
  • Health services management
  • Industrial technology
  • Hospitality management
  • Network technology
  • Finance
  • Software engineering

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