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|Rank in North Carolina||Highest Enrollment|
|1||1||North Carolina State University at Raleigh||35,479||34,009 (↑4.3%)|
|2||2||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||30,011||29,127 (↑3.0%)|
|3 ↑||4||University of North Carolina at Charlotte||29,710||26,571 (↑11.8%)|
|4 ↓||3||East Carolina University||28,718||26,887 (↑6.8%)|
|5 ↑||6||Wake Technical Community College||21,872||19,160 (↑14.2%)|
|6 ↑||7||University of North Carolina at Greensboro||20,106||18,074 (↑11.2%)|
|7 ↑||8||Appalachian State University||19,108||17,838 (↑7.1%)|
|8 ↓||5||Central Piedmont Community College||18,824||20,198 (↓6.8%)|
|9 ↑||10||University of North Carolina Wilmington||16,747||13,937 (↑20.2%)|
|10 ↓||9||Duke University||16,606||15,467 (↑7.4%)|
|11 ↑||13||North Carolina A & T State University||12,142||10,561 (↑15.0%)|
|12 ↑||14||Western Carolina University||11,639||10,107 (↑15.2%)|
|13 ↓||12||Fayetteville Technical Community College||11,534||12,398 (↓7.0%)|
|14 ↓||11||Guilford Technical Community College||10,520||13,656 (↓23.0%)|
|15 ↑||20||Wake Forest University||8,401||7,602 (↑10.5%)|
|16||16||Cape Fear Community College||8,378||9,246 (↓9.4%)|
|17 ↑||18||North Carolina Central University||8,207||8,093 (↑1.4%)|
|18 ↓||17||Pitt Community College||8,185||8,902 (↓8.1%)|
|19 ↓||15||Forsyth Technical Community College||7,779||9,528 (↓18.4%)|
|20 ↑||23||University of North Carolina at Pembroke||7,137||6,222 (↑14.7%)|
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