Developing Advanced Learning Experiences


NC State Education Amplified 

Where ideas create solutions and thoughts are turned into actions, NC State’s exemplary education is now delivered worldwide through Online and Distance Education. NC State Online and Distance Education focuses on student success with courses taught by expert faculty who are leaders in their fields. Students may choose from more than 100+ programs.

Ranked number one among North Carolina universities for the value of its education, with online programs in graduate education ranked 4th in the nation and many programs ranked in the top 30 in their fields, it’s no surprise Online and Distance Education is the choice of thousands. Join the 19,000+ students who enroll each year seeking to further their job skills and prepare for a new career.

Time and place should not be limiting barriers for those seeking a high quality education. At NC State, they’re not.


Dr. Donna Petherbridge

Vice Provost for Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA)


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Harnessing Technology 

NC State Online and Distance Education delivers and supports a robust enterprise-level learning technology infrastructure, providing learning technologies for all Online and Distance Education courses. In addition to providing this state-of-the-art technology, we offer technical support to help students use these tools effectively.

We are continually evaluating existing technologies to make smart choices for our learning environment, and we also immerse ourselves in emerging technology research. Our staff explores and develops new learning technology tools and delivery mechanisms to lead educational innovation.

Solution-Driven TechnologyFor an Outstanding Education.

Using cutting-edge technology, Online and Distance Education offers flexible delivery of rigorous academics and individual support wherever you are.

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Testing Services

As a service to online and distance students, our Testing Services office provides on-campus proctoring services and facilitates remote proctoring for students to take exams in a professional, secure and monitored setting. DELTA Testing Services was awarded National College Testing Association Certification in 2016. In compliance with the SACS Distance and Correspondence Education Policy Statement ensuring student authentication, students must present photo identification and secure login and password to access examination materials.

We have two on-campus testing centers. The Centennial Campus Testing Center is located at Venture IV, Suite 236. The Main Campus Testing Center is located at Cox Hall, Room 205.

Testing Services also coordinates remote testing services for students who live more than 50 miles away from NC State campus.

Note: There may be additional fees associated with student identity verification for students who take exams remotely.