The school is part of the University of North Carolina system. North Carolina State University forms one of the corners of the Research Triangle, together with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University in Durham.
NC State provides more than 100 bachelor's degrees, over 100 master's degrees, and over 60 doctoral degrees. The university has over 34,000 students.
North Carolina Distance Education offers 50 distance education undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, and teacher licensure and subject specializations in a variety of areas.
NC State consists of 10 schools and colleges:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- College of Design
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Poole College of Management
- College of Natural Resources
- College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- College of Textiles
- College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University has historic strengths in the areas of life sciences, agriculture, design, engineering, and textiles.
The university reports that it is a global center of learning for some of the most important emerging technologies and new sciences shaping the world, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, computer science, and biomedical engineering.