北卡州大值得称道的是它卓越的学术质量，较低的收费标准，录取率和师生比例。在"Kiplinger's Personal Finance"的全美大学排名中，北卡州大名列第10 位；在"美国新闻与世界报道"的全美最佳价值公立高校 排名中，北卡州大位列第3。北卡州大之所以能够名列全美50 所最佳公立大学，不仅因为它的学术价 值，还在于它致力于在影响人类生活方式的领域里的不断创新。根据一些公立和私立企业以及非盈利政府机构的招聘情况，北卡州大毕业生 的就业率在全美高校中排名第19位，其中工程专业排名第15位（2010年的"华尔街"杂志）。
NC State is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education, research and economic development, and is globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics strengths. NC State has 10 colleges and over 100 bachelor degree programs, plus a variety of master’s and doctoral programs if you decide to take your education to the next level.
Many students and faculty from around the globe call Raleigh, NC, home. The Research Triangle region surrounds the NC State campus where many of the country’s leading Fortune 500 technology, research and pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, and SAS are located.
NC State has a lot to be proud of. When it comes to recognizing NC State's outstanding academic quality, affordable tuition rates, admission and retention rates, and student-faculty ratios. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked NC State University 10th and U.S. News & World Report ranked the university 3rd among the nation's best values for public colleges and universities.
It's not just academic value that places NC State among the nation's top 50 public universities. It's a
commitment to innovation that affects people's lives in relevant and powerful ways. Job recruiters ranked NC State as the nation's 19th-best university in regards to its ability to train and prepare graduates for employment. NC State ranked 19th overall (15th in engineering) by recruiters for some of the largest
public and private corporations, non-profits and federal agencies in the nation. (Wall Street Journal, 2010).