Investing in Success

At NC State, students are graduating faster and with less student debt. We’re making this possible by recruiting more high-performing transfer students and by enhancing student-support programs such as advising, counseling and career services. We’re also harnessing the power of big data to identify early warning indicators that a student is struggling — academically or socially.

We’re also making progress in another measure of student success: preparing students for life after college. Thanks to NC State’s focus on experiential education, our graduates are among the most sought after by industry recruiters, notably in the technology sector.

We’ve also made significant strides in reducing the completion gap between minority and non-minority students through targeted financial aid and innovative programs that help students overcome cultural, class and social barriers to success in higher education.

These achievements benefit society as much as individual students. Our 2025 enrollment plan calls for NC State to enroll more graduate students, particularly at the doctoral level in the STEM areas — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and in professional master’s degrees in high-impact areas needed for the workforce of the future.

By investing in student success today, NC State is leading the nation in preparing the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Completion Gap

NC State narrowed the undergraduate completion gap for minority students by 7.2 percentage points over 10 years

Industry Recruitment

No. 13 nationwide in graduates hired by the top 25 companies in Silicon Valley

Students Transferring From N.C. Community Colleges

Enrollment increased by 49 percent over the past five years

#1Early-Career Salary

among North Carolina public universities

35%Increase in 4-Year Graduation Rate

since 2010