Login
 

Wilmington, North Carolina (NC) Colleges and Universities

There are five schools located within a 25-mile radius of Wilmington, NC, and most of them are traditional institutions. Compare these traditional schools to find the school for you.

View popular schools

Only a handful of schools exist in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. To benefit local students interested in a traditional college experience, we focus on the traditional schools in the area and compare them using data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Wilmington, North Carolina

Students who desire a school with close proximity to Wilmington have mostly public institutions to choose from. Several of the closest schools are 2-year (or less) institutions and a couple are 4-year schools.

  • Cape Fear Community College (located downtown)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (3.6 miles from downtown)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (6 miles from downtown)
  • Brunswick Community College (23.4 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Wilmington, North Carolina

Some students may want to attend smaller institutions, while others may wish to attend larger institutions. For those students wanting the bigger school experience, the Wilmington area offers several schools with more than 1,000 students. Only one of these schools offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (14,918 students)
  • Cape Fear Community College (8,851 students)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (3,065 students)
  • Brunswick Community College (1,651 students)

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

The net price is determined by taking the total cost of attendance and subtracting the amount of financial aid the average in-state, full-time undergrad student received. In 2014-2015, net prices at traditional schools in the Wilmington area ranged from about $7,000 to almost $22,000, according to NCES figures.

  • Brunswick Community College ($7,139)
  • Cape Fear Community College ($9,253)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington ($14,999)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington ($21,848)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES lists the graduation rates of each school in the Wilmington area. The graduation rate represents the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who completed their programs within 150% of 'normal time' (e.g. three years for an associate degree). Graduation rates at traditional schools in the area ranged from 22% to 71% in 2015.

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (71% graduation rate)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (35% graduation rate)
  • Brunswick Community College (23% graduation rate)
  • Cape Fear Community College (22% graduation rate)

Despite only having a handful of traditional institutions, Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding area still give students a diverse choice of school locations, sizes, prices, and graduation rates.

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma of GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • MSN to DNP
    • MSN to DNP in Nurse Practitioner
    • MSN to DNP in Executive Nurse Leader
    • RN to MSN
    • RN to MSN Bridge
    • MSN in Nursing Leadership
    • RN to MSN in Nursing Leadership
    • RN to MSN Bridge in Nursing Leadership
    • MSN in Nurse Educator
    • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
    • Master of Education in Special Education Intervention
    • Master of Business Administration - Strategic Leadership
    • Master of Social Work

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Science in Accounting
    • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
    • Master of Business Administration - Finance
    • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
    • Certificate: Post Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management
    • Master of Science in Health Informatics
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Science in Finance
    • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
    • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Ph.D. in Literacy
    • Ph.D. in Literacy: Educational Leadership
    • Ph.D. in Literacy: Special Education
    • Ph.D. in Literacy: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    • Ph.D in Literacy: Literacy
    • Master of Business Administration in Interdisciplinary Business
    • Master of Business Administration in Taxation
    • Master of Science in Accounting
    • Master of Science in Taxation
    • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
    • Master of Science in Library and Information Science: Academic Librarianship

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
    • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
    • Master of Arts in Economics
    • Master of Public Administration and Policy
    • Master of Science in Agile Project Management
    • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Agile Project Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics and Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics

    What is your highest level of education?

    • MBA Finance Concentration
    • MBA General Management Concentration
    • MBA Health Care Management Concentration
    • MBA Human Resources Management Concentration
    • MBA Leadership and Organizational Health Concentration
    • MBA Marketing and Advertising Concentration
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
    • RN-BSN Degree

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?