Briefly about the town:
The town, Raleigh enjoys a special place in the State of North Carolina. This place, which is the second largest city of the state, was founded two centuries back in the year 1792, and also enjoys being the capital of North Carolina. The city of Raleigh is spanned over 142.90 square miles and geographically falls under the Wake County of North Carolina. The 58% of its total population (403,892) are white and rest 42% people are of black ethnicity. The history of this wonderful county is vivid.
The story of its incorporation started on December 1770 when J.L. House, the Father of the County, filed a petition in the legislative assembly for designating this place as a county in the assembly system. After one year, the petition won the interest of the jurisdiction system and this place was added in the list of counties. From that day onward the city never looked back and the progression graph soared every year by leaps and bounds. In year 1818 city’s first water supply network was established and in year 1831, the city was gifted with its first railroad network.
The Raleigh, NC saw many developmental changes which enhanced the overall social status of the city and county. In the year 1922, the city launched its own radio station and after five years from that, Curtiss Wright Flying Field opened its door as the city’s first airport. In addition to this, the city’s first convention center was opened in year 1977. Union Capitol Center and Hannover Square were the first skyscrapers of the city (1991). Along with these miraculous developments, this city also struggled with many natural and war related calamities during 1914-1917, such as spate like influenza, killed nearly 288 natives and 5,799 people became martyrs of World War 1.
While the city was on the acme point of its progress, the need for higher education emerged. The regulators and governors of the town realized the need for higher education within the city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Hence, the establishment of some higher education schools, colleges and universities took place.
Higher education need erupts:
The Education System of Raleigh, North Carolina
The city of Raleigh is most populated city of North Carolina. More than 90% of its natives (403,892) are high school educated and approximately 47.5% are either done with their post graduation or are pursuing the degree.
The first step towards the higher education was taken in year 1857. It was the year when first ever higher learning institute of Raleigh, Peace College, came into the education business. Presently there are various educational institutes calibrated as public, private, and private for profits higher education system.
Institutes of Higher Education
State University of Northern Carolina
Wake Technical Community College
Saint Augustine College
William Peace University
Profit Oriented Private Institute:
Mitchell Hair Styling Academy
ECPI college of University
The Emerald Academy
o Private and Public School including some missionaries: In addition to the above mentioned higher education institutes, there are nearly 12 public schools and 20 private schools. These schools are contributing their maximum for the satisfying the educational requirements of Raleigh, NC.
Universities of Raleigh, North Carolina
In the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, there are a total of 5 universities that holding the responsibility of providing higher education in the city of Raleigh. Those are:
- William Peace University
- North Carolina State University
- Shaw University
- Campbell University
- The William Peace University
The William Peace University: This university was the first ever college of the Raleigh city and was opened with a mission of educating African Americans. This university was started as a college and was the first ever African American College. The university was funded by a local merchant Mr. William Peace. This college was named after him as a tribute to him for his $10,000 founding donation and a large hearted decision of donating 8 acres of land.
The William Peace University offers degree in various courses like, English, Education, Business, Liberal Studies, Musical Theater, Psychology, Communication and Medial Studies, Theater and Biology. Beside these, the university also offers some honors programs in various courses. But for the enrollment to honors courses, you have to be extra intelligent and you have to take yourself forward to the dean’s list.
- William Peace University provides a chance of education to 700 students every year.
- While you study here, you will experience the one to one teaching. The student and teacher ratio is 11:1.
- It is a proud fact that 91% of our entrants complete their degree program in four years without any extensions.
- As far as its ranking is concerned, it is at number 36, out of 53 best colleges for bachelors of United States of America (South Region).
In addition to studies, the University of William Peace, also offers its awesome facilities in the area of Athletics. The Hermann Student Center, Wachovia Athletics Field, The Ragland Tennis Court and WakeMed Soccer Park, are some of the extremely good and appreciable gifts for the athletes. In addition to these, the university offers specialization in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, volleyball and tennis.
The admission process is very simple and easy to follow. All students who want to join William Peace University must put forward an application comprising their interest about certain course, to the admissions department. The incomplete and un-signed applications will be rejected and the department reserves all rights to reject any application, with or without giving reasons. While filing you application you must submit the following:
o You application form duly signed and completely filled
o You last academic records’ photocopies
o Certificate showing GPA (no less than 3.0)
o SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Results
o For international learners: photocopies of Passport, Visa papers, Permanent Residency Visa card describing your residency Status, Academics Transcripts and Statement of Purpose.
The tuition fees may vary from course to course. There are some scholarships and financial aid program offered by university, only for the deserving and qualifying students. For all details and eligibility tests regarding these financial assistances, you are advised to check with the finance department of the university.
- North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University was one of the oldest and first opened public universities of the nation. The campus was established in year 1789 and the first campus of this university was at Chapel Hill. In the beginning this university was teaching only the natives and the teaching boundaries were confined to few courses only. But in the year 1971, legislation was passed and enabled this hub of education to offer bachelor degree through its sixteen institutions as follows:
- Appalachian State University
- Fayetteville State University
- North Carolina Technical and Agriculture State University
- Elizabeth State University
- University of North Carolina at Asheville
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of North Carolina at Pembroke
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Western Carolina University
- University of North Carolina School of Arts
- Winston Salem State University
- East Carolina University
- North Carolina Central University
- North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Currently, the university is spanned over hundreds of acres and an education hub to millions of learner.
Interesting facts of UNC:
Post Graduates: 46,446
Below Bachelor : 172
Four Year Diploma : 15
Bachelors : 32,706
Post Baccalaureate Certificate : 217
Masters : 10,379
Intermediate/Specialist : 90
Doctorate : 1,244
First Professionals : 998
Under the apex instructions of UNC, more than 3000 (3172 to be precise) courses are offered through its sixteen institutes as listed above. For detailed information, it is advisable to check with the individual institute. There are various courses, ranging from bachelor or post graduate programs and in the stream of commerce, medicals, non medicals, engineering, computers, arts, theaters and innumerable vocational and technical training programs.
The tuition fees may vary from course to course and institute to institute and are expected to rise. It could be anything from $14,074.10 to $ 24,148.16, depending on the course and services availed. The hike is normally 6.5% every year and is normally imposed after a declaration.
- Shaw University:
Shaw University was established in year 1865 under one single motto, “for Christ and Humanity.” This university was founded as historically black university and was incorporated to offer liberal arts’ education. To the date, the university is educating more than 2800 students with the help of 200 staff members (teaching and non teaching). This university was blessing of an American Baptist Home Mission Society.
The university offers educational programs in various streams of undergrad and post grad levels.
Undergraduate Courses: Accounting, Biology, Kindergarten Studies, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Athletic Training, Music (both vocal and instrumental), English, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Therapeutic Recreations and many more.
Post Grad Courses: Master of Religion and Philosophy, Divinity, Science, Early childhood Education and many more.
Fulltime Enrollments during year 2008-2009 : 2,426
Part Time Enrollments (Year 2008-2009) : 296
Full time equivalent (Year 2008-2009) : 2,614
The university is adequately designed with 120 fulltime and an equal number of part time instructional guides.
The tuition fees may vary from course to course and mode of study. For a bachelor course, if you are after on-campus course, you might have to pay $10,070 per semester and if for the same course, if you opt for off-campus study, you will be paying $6,290 for one semester. Whereas it is different in case of yearly payment and could be $20,140 for on-campus and $12,580 for off-campus courses. For the post grad courses, you will be paying on the basis of per credit hour and the fees could be $490 per hour as a minimum.
- Campbell University
Campbell University is more likely a missionary kind of university and is basically a church-related university. The University has its foundation traced back to year 1887 and was known as Buies Creek Academy. Then in 1926, the Academy became a junior college and thereafter in year 1961, the junior college turned into senior college and finally on June 6, 1979, this senior college became the Campbell University. The graduate programs of Campbell University were started in year 1977 and first master degree of the university was awarded in year 1982 as Master of Science. The Campbell University is divided in six premises such as:
o College of Arts and Science
o Divinity School
o School of Business
o School of Education
o School of Pharmacy
o School of Law
The education programs of Campbell University are divided in three sections such as Degree, Majors and Program. As far as degree programs are concerned there are many Bachelor Degree programs such as in Arts, Science, Applied Science, Health Science, Social Work and Business Administration. There are eight different post graduate degree programs are offered such as M.Ed, M.A, Master of Business Administration, M.A in Christian Education, Masters in Divinity, M.Sc in Clinical Research, MSc. in pharmaceuticals Sciences and Master of Wealth and Trust Management. Moving on to professional Degrees, there are several professional degree programs for which this university provides accreditation such as Juris Doctors, Doctorate in Pharmacy and Master in PAP (Physician assistant practice).
The tuition fees of the courses may vary from course to course and educational courses preferences.
For the undergraduate courses the fee is : $11,450 Per Semester
Distance Education and Internet Classes : $300 per Credit Hour
For M.Ed, M.A or MSA courses : $365 per Credit Hour
For the Course of M.B.A : $515 per Credit Hour
For the course of trust and wealth mgmt. : $625 per Credit Hour
For Juris Doctorate (all three years) : $50, 100 for all three years (16,700 per year)
For Doctorate in Pharmacy : $14,500 (for all four years)
For Master in Clinical Research : $625 per Credit Hour
For Master in Pharma Science : $625 per Credit Hour
For Master in Physical Assistant Practice : $9,700
For Master in Courses of Divinity : $ 655 per Credit Hour
For Doctorate in Ministry : $7075 (inclusive of $800 to be paid as field supervisor fees for 3 year & $500 as
All of these above mentioned universities are providing quality education in an ambiance that best suits the learner. In addition to these all of the above cited, universities offer financial aids and work experience. All of these universities have their own employment cells, where they either offer indoor placement of they refer their candidate for outdoor jobs.