Internationally respected credentials from one of the top universities in the world…
with schedule flexibility, wherever you are.
The Power of a World-Class Research Enterprise Delivered to You
NC State’s purpose is to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We’re a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, humanities and social sciences, agriculture, education and textiles among others.
We offer our world-class education, taught by renowned professors, to online and distance students who need an education with the flexibility to fit into their busy lives. Just like our on-campus programs, online and distance education classes engage students in solving real-world problems that pertain to their areas of interest. Students graduate ready to lead the workforce, confident in the knowledge that NC State consistently ranks as one of the best values in higher education.
NC State’s online and distance education programs strive to be flexible and continually responsive to a changing world. We constantly evaluate the relevance of our programs for online and distance students. We look ahead to new technologies in course delivery, class scheduling and communication technology to make our courses as interactive as possible.
WolfWare is NC State’s online education toolkit and is comprised of several systems and tools in one cohesive environment. Students use WolfWare as their gateway to courses; past, present and future.
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Education, Computer IT Move Up in Online Rankings
U.S. News delivers good news for two of NC State's graduate programs in this year's ranking of the nation's top online degrees. Programs for veterans in business, education and engineering also score honors.
College of Education Ranked No. 30 for Best Online Graduate Programs
NC State’s College of Education was tied at No. 30 in the nation in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Master's in Education Programs rankings. Nationally, the college also ranked No. 9 for veterans, and in specialty categories, No. 15 in Educational Administration and Supervision and No. 19 in Curriculum and Instruction.
Flexibility: One Reason Charles Harding Chose NC State Online
Charles Harding, a December 2022 graduate, chose NC State Online to achieve a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics and Data Management. The program provided the flexibility Harding needed to balance his career goals and his life responsibilities.