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North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. It was founded in 1887 as a land-grant college and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city. It is one of the flagship universities of the UNC system.

Read more about North Carolina State University in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Public
Average High School GPA: 3.40
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1600-1890
ACT Score: 23-28
6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 25176
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: None
Location: Urban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: C
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $8,055.15
Out of State Tuition: $21,510.15
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $47,000.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $17,317.00
Good Economic Value?: Fair
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 58.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 11.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Yellow
Alternative Newspaper: Yes
Student Political Involvement: Very Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Balanced
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about NC State:

The Cost of Sustainability: NC State has embraced environmentalism, but the costs could be high and benefits are uncertain. (May 16, 2013)

Evil Republicans 101: An introductory political science class at NC State is clearly biased. (March 28, 2012)

The Money Pit: Despite the economy, the University of North Carolina still has plenty of building projects going forth. (July 17, 2011)

An Accident of Planned Growth: North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park became a model for government economic development efforts—unfortunately, however, a misleading one. (January 2, 2011)

Celebrating the Spirit of Inquiry: Professors at Davidson, Campbell, and NC State receive awards from the Pope Center. (November 5, 2010)

Standing Athwart: Student publications at North Carolina universities offer an alternative to the establishment opinion. (October 22, 2010)

Standing Up to My Alma Mater: One graduate finds out that she can support her school without giving administrators free rein to use the money as they wish. (June 10, 2010)

Inquiring Minds Ought to Know: The search for a new chancellor at N.C. State should have been conducted more openly, given the reason that the position was vacant (corruption). (January 12, 2010)

In Praise of Scholarship: N.C. State has started two lecture series that share ideas across disciplines and showcase on-campus scholarship. (December 28, 2009)

After the Fall: N.C. State’s alumni magazine gathered a panel of key people to make sense of the school’s recent controversies (and kicked off one of its own). (October 18, 2009)

Radical Rhetoric on Somebody Else's Dime: Not everybody at North Carolina State was happy about paying to bring radical icon Angela Davis to campus. (September 23, 2009)

"Beer in Hell" Puts NC State on Hot Seat: The N.C. State appearance of raunchy "frat boy" writer Tucker Max and his movie raises a whole lot of questions about campus culture. (August 31, 2009)

The Chancellor's Last Stand: James Oblinger's actions during the recent scandal at N.C. State were predictable, considering the criteria used to appoint chancellors.  (June 19, 2009)

No Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The major players in the scandal surrounding Mary Easley’s job at N.C. State were only ordinary flawed people who got caught in a perfect storm of unethical opportunities. (June 15, 2009)

Growing Up: Better Late than Never!: A late-blooming student learns the real facts of life after he starts a family--that life is hard without an education. (May 14, 2009)

Saving Students from Fluff: A new Pope Center survey guides students through the new “gen ed” curriculum at N. C. State. (April 20, 2009)

Hollow at the Core: So-called improvements to N.C. State's general education curriculum permit students to avoid an education instead of getting one. (March 10, 2009)

Let's Hear Both Sides of the Story: N.C. State’s Millennium Seminar series, which brings high-profile speakers to the Raleigh campus, is a one-sided affair. (January 27, 2009)

The First Amendment Ain't Broke -- Don't Fix It!: Two commissions created to deal with issues raised by hateful graffiti written at N.C. State should favor constitutionality over political urgency. (December 19, 2008)

From Textiles to Torts: An N.C. State student discovers that her technical education might be an advantage in law school. (October 3, 2008)

Rethinking Reputation -- Reconsidered!:A former N.C. State psychology student previously criticized her department for its low expectations, and now State responds. (September 25, 2008)

Is There Learning in Service Learning?: Volunteer work for college credits might be more feel-good fad than valuable learning tool. (September 2, 2008)

Rethinking Reputation: A transfer student discovers that a major university with a national reputation is less rigorous than a small local women's college. (August 14, 2008)

Gut Feelings Over Conventional Wisdom: How I chose a smaller, less-distinguished program and wound up with a better education. (June 26, 2008)

Student Activity Fees: Who Gets What and Who Decides? (November 15, 2007)

Protecting Against "Heterosexism" -- For $200,000: State wants to build LGBT Center (March 22, 2007)

Offer to Help, Get Your Hand Chewed Off: NC State faculty show outrage regarding proposed funding (December 8, 2006)

Inquiry Paper No. 24: English 101: Prologue to Literacy or Postmodern Moonshine? (June 19, 2006)

Chasing the Almighty Sports Dollar: NCSU wants golf course, NCCU attempts to move to Division I (October 13, 2005)

State, UNC, ECU purchase expensive furniture from out-of-state maker: Schools ignore furniture industry (May 6, 2005)

Inquiry Paper No. 21: An Empty Room of One's Own: A Critical Look at the Women's Studies Programs of North Carolina's Publicly Funded Universities (March 30, 2005)

Student Grievance Terribly Mishandled: Records falsified, trespassing order issued when student sought answers (March 25, 2005)

Patriots on the Hill: A look at Carolina Troop Supporters (February 16, 2005)

What the [heck] class do you watch anti-war music videos in?: Sometimes higher education problems write themselves (February 4, 2005)

Alarm bells ring: Horowitz is coming! Horowitz is coming!: N.C. State haunted by the spectre of academic freedom for students, too (October 20, 2004)

Keeping Us Real: Ludacris Doesn't Belong at N.C. State (September 20, 2004)

Football Tailgating at the Fairgrounds Lot — It's Time for a Change: When tailgating turns into a murder scene, something is wrong with the party (September 10, 2004)

N.C. State Doesn't Need a Chancellor Afraid of Public Scrutiny: School begins search to replace Fox (May 28, 2004)

Price Creep' on Chancellor Pay Extends from California to Carolina: Fox leaves for UC-San Diego (May 20, 2004)

Modest proposals from NCSU profs to work diversity into technical courses: School brings in new diversity czar (October 31, 2003)

Harmony Remains Elusive, But N.C. State Still Celebrates: Full slate of programs to celebrate diversity (August 2, 2003)

Online sports news site sues N.C. State, UNC for access: Claim they are now given press passes for online status (May 16, 2003)

Give us a week, we'll take off the guilt: Campus causes lead to the absurd. (April 18, 2003)

Meanwhile, free expression at NC State is 'too much': Fox issues statement on tolerance (February 28, 2003)

NC State Requests Delay Before Vote: Fox tells media school that they have not done enough to answer questions (January 17, 2003)

The latest dip in the roller-coaster ride of N.C. State's library improvements: Public pressure restores library services (September 27,2002)

N.C. State supports civil discourse, embattled professor: Administrators find professor took appropriate action (May 3, 2002)

Sept. 11 figures in campus discussions on health, discrimination, and racism: Teach-in blames U.S. for terrorist attacks (April 26, 2002)

Racial hypersensitivity poisons the campus climate: Feelings are not fact (April 19, 2002)

Black student newspaper at N.C. State finds a real white devil (April 15, 2002)

N.C. State to issue bonds for conference center, hotel, and golf course project: BOG discourages use of money from the general fund (April 12, 2002)

Racial intimidation at N.C. State: Group of black students interrupt class (March 1, 2002)

Racial references to blame for black graduation rates at N.C. State, not low aid: Center for Equal Opportunity report shows whole story (February 1, 2002)

N.C. State panelists suggest oil and racism are what really motivate the U.S. war on terrorism (November 15, 2001)

N.C. State Panelists Suggest Oil, Racism Motivate U.S. War on Terrorism: Discussion sponsored by NC State's Women's Center (November 2, 2001)

Inquiry #12: Faculty Compensation in N.C.: How Our Research Universities Compare with Peer Institutions (September 1, 2001)

NC research institutions valiantly celebrate female genitalia (March 15, 2001)

N.C. State's new idea of diversity: a 'conflict of ideas': N.C. State discards its old Diversity Initiative with a fresh, new approach (January 15, 2001)

Student Columnist Accuses N.C. State English Department of Feminist Bias: Claims department is instrument to convert students (October 26, 2000)

Centennial Campus Grows With or Without State Help: N.C. State will build (August 27, 1999)

Two N.C. Universities Consider 'Tattling' on Student Drinkers: ASU, NCSU looking at efforts to control drinking (April 27, 1999)

N.C. State's feelings-based Diversity Policy: A university proposes radically restructuring education as a symbolic gesture (March 1, 1998)

The Executive Summary of N.C. State's Diversity Initiative: Also: N.C. State's definition of diversity (March 1, 1998)

These articles mention NC State or the UNC system:

The End of Summer Reading?: Disenchantment with freshman reading sets in across North Carolina. (June 30, 2013)

Course Correction: Current public policy debates don't belong in a basic political science course, but public policy examples do. (June 6, 2013)

Smash the Rich!: This course in American government tilts left. (May 21, 2013)

A Refreshing Commencement Season: This Year's addresses in North Carolina colleges and universities featured big names but few politicians. (May 19, 2013)

Faculty Attack Squad: An attempt to organize North Carolina's progressive faculty gets down and dirty. (April 18, 2013)

Make Public Information Public: The University of North Carolina and other state entities should be transparent. (April 11, 2013)

A Common-Sense Budget for UNC: The North Carolina governor's budget proposal provides stable funding and some directions for greater efficiency. (March 24, 2013)

Revisiting the Out-of-State Cap: The UNC system considers changing the geographic background of its students. (February 7, 2013)

It's About Time for Transparency: The UNC System is starting to report results four years after learning assessments began. (January 11, 2013)

UNC's Diversity Bureaucracy: A Pope Center survey reveals that diversity offices in the UNC system took few hits during the recent recession. (July 29, 2012)

The Win-Win Budget Battle: The 2012-13 North Carolina higher education budget provides some badly needed stability, whether or not it actually gets passed into law. (July 1, 2012)

UNC-Chapel Hill Redeems Itself: The summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

How Did Your School Do?: U.S. News and Forbes disagree about North Carolina's colleges, and we have another recommendation (September 29, 2011)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

A New Era for the Board of Governors?: Fiscal realities, new members, and a national re-examination of the college experience suggest that change may occur. (August 14, 2011)

This Won't Hurt A Bit: The North Carolina state government is rapidly taking over health care in the state through its university system. (July 26, 2011)

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles may change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired, unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning.(June26,2011)

Growing Pains: An NC State graduate argues that working adults returning to school often have the maturity that they lacked at an earlier age. (June 19, 2011)

The Little Budget That Could (Avoid New Taxes): North Carolina's probable new higher education budget is a mixed bag with lots of questions yet to be answered. (June 12, 2011)

An Enrollment Cap at UNC?: Limiting the number of students at UNC would reduce costs and improve academic quality. (June 5, 2011)

A Common-Sense Look at UNC Faculty Workloads (June 2, 2011)

The Talk on Campus: A semester's worth of public lectures at North Carolina universities reveals the focus of academia. (May 27, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

Community Colleges Show the Way: The UNC system could learn how to cut costs from our state's community colleges. (May 2, 2011)

Braking a Runaway Train: A budget proposal by a North Carolina legislative committee reverses the UNC system's longterm explosive growth trend. (April 17, 2011)

Hardly an Academic Sweatshop: A common-sense look at UNC faculty workloads indicates that professors teach less than the system claims. (April 10, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

Rainy Day Education Funding: North Carolina's new legislative majority may clean up some shaky financial practices in its higher education systems. (March 27, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

Starving the Academic Beast: Huge state deficits and a changing of the political guard mean that public university systems must downsize. (February 22, 2011)

Evangelists for Diversity: Offices of diversity are one thing the UNC system can do without. (February 16, 2011)

Should UNC Tuition Go Up?: Here’s your chance to weigh in. (February 20, 2011)

Remediation: Still a Mystery: A Pope Center review of remedial education in the UNC system reveals that no one knows if it is helping the students who take it. (January 10,2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

A Conversation on Innovation with a "Master Inventor": A computer engineer with over seventy patents to his credit discusses the nature of innovation, universities, and “the next big thing.” (November 21, 2010)

How Much "Student" in Student-Athlete?: Academic progress rates suggest that many athletes are still falling behind and unlikely to graduate. (November 19, 2010)

The Potemkin Enrollment Policy: Like the infamous Russian village, UNC's newly proposed enrollment policy is all facade and no substance. (November 7, 2010)

How to Avoid Big Mistakes: A student headed for law school realized that he was on the wrong path. (October 18, 2010)

Growing Pains: The difficult economy means that the UNC system's aggressive growth policy is likely to come to an abrupt halt. (October 10, 2010)

North Carolina's For-Profit Challenge: UNC’s role in licensing nonpublic colleges (especially for-profits) may pose a conflict of interest. (September 12, 2010)

In Need of a Sober Assessment: Prescription drug abuse is on the rise among college students, but it would be inaccurate to say “everybody’s doing it,” because they aren’t. (September 10, 2010)

A Rule Made to Be Broken: Barely a month after the UNC system ignored its own self-imposed tuition cap, it is proposing another one. (September 5, 2010)

In With the In-Crowd: Bowles' replacement as president of the UNC system shares his insider status (August 27, 2010)

Fayetteville State Opens Up the Classroom: One UNC university takes transparency seriously by making the content of its courses available to students and the public. (August 8, 2010)

UNC's Middle Class Squeeze: UNC officials and the state legislature decide to empty the pockets of students who pay their own way instead of cutting waste. (July 25, 2010)

Adam Smith's Message to Faculty: The growing trend of using full-time non-tenure-track faculty as teaching specialists is a potential boon to research universities. (July 16, 2010)

UNC's 2010 Budget: It's All Greek to Me: North Carolina’s legislators ignored the hard lessons forced on Greece due to fiscal irresponsibility in the 2010-11 higher education budget. (July 11, 2010)

Open Checkbook for Unchecked Growth: An attempt to limit enrollment growth in North Carolina state universities was shot down by legislators. (July 2, 2010)

The Sad History of Freshman Reading: Freshman readings range from political propaganda to feel-good fluff. (June 18, 2010)

Reforming the Academic Core: The Board of Governors should select a president who will revitalize student learning at the University of North Carolina. (June 1, 2010)

North Carolina Bucks the Trend: While commencement speakers across the nation talked politics, North Carolina’s choices were more restrained. (May 27, 2010)

The Three-Day Wonder: The North Carolina Senate rams through a $19 billion budget that shores up UNC finances with taxpayer funds. (May 21, 2010)

Fertile Ground for Budget Cuts: The North Carolina Cooperative Extension has strayed from its original agricultural mission. (May 17, 2010)

"Will Work for State Appropriations": Governor Perdue's budget proposal kicks off the start of the serious higher education lobbying season in North Carolina.  (April 25, 2010)

A Healthy University Needs Surgical Cuts: Legislative budget cuts can improve the UNC system by forcing sensible cuts to extravagant programs. (April 15, 2010)

Ed Schools, Leave Those Teachers Alone: A new study by the University of North Carolina could lead to major reform of education schools. (April 11, 2010)

The Academic-Governmental Complex: Billions of federal dollars send too many unprepared students to college and distort scientific priorities. (March 21, 2010)

Other People's Money: Government officials try to get creative with UNC tuition hikes instead of using proper fiscal restraint. (March 7, 2010)

Don't Know Much About History: The recent effort to wipe out American history before 1877 in North Carolina classrooms is a natural result of the teaching in education schools. (February 28, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 17, 2010)

Requiem for a Heavyweight: A conservative writer offers his take on UNC president Erskine Bowles, perhaps North Carolina's best known Democrat. (February 16, 2010)

What Are Faculty Paid, and Why? :The Pope Center’s effort to make the UNC system more transparent to the public reveals a lot but raises more questions. (February 5, 2010)

Seven Years, Six Scandals: Let’s not be complacent about the state of integrity at University of North Carolina campuses. (January 21, 2010)

Equalizing Outcomes Through Program Proliferation: The UNC system hopes to improve graduation rates by expanding expensive programs. (January 18, 2010)

In the Rearview Mirror: 2009: The Pope Center staff takes a look back at some of the big events and trends of the last year. (December 29, 2009)

How UNC Spends Its Money: We report on how much the university system spends on actual teaching as opposed to non-student expenditures. (December 17, 2009)

Putting the Scholar Back in Scholarships: The University of North Carolina's scholarship program can be crafted to make the state's entire education system more competitive. (December 4, 2009)

Another Side to Africa's Story: One campus speaker argues that Africa’s salvation will not come from foreign aid, but from grass-roots entrepreneurship. (November 29, 2009)

The Treaty of Chapel Hill: Formalizing the collaboration between the military and the University of North Carolina system makes sense for the entire state (and possibly the whole nation). (November 15, 2009)

Trustees or Delegates?: Universities have given up their fiduciary responsibility to guide student choices. (October 11, 2009)

What's In Store: Erskine Bowles has laid out his intentions for the UNC system for the upcoming school year. (September 27, 2009)

Climbing Up the Learning Curve: My three years of probing into the state of higher education result in bemusement, irritation, and then insight. (September 6, 2009)

No Detours on the Big Government Highway, Part II: Despite lots of rhetoric about cuts to the UNC budget, the university system's expansionary agenda keeps rolling along. (August 16, 2009)

No Detours on the Big Government Highway, Part I: Despite lots of rhetoric about cuts to the UNC budget, the university system's expansionary agenda keeps rolling along. (August 13, 2009)

A Common Sense Way to Save Education Dollars: Shifting students and resources from universities to community colleges is cost-effective and academically sensible. (July 5, 2009)

It's Summer Time and the Reading is Easy: Freshman “common readings” look like a waste of time when compared to the classics some high schoolers are expected to study. (June 8, 2009)

The Privileged Class: The commotion about the university job of a former North Carolina governor's wife reveals a larger pattern of undue influence throughout the UNC system. (May 26, 2009)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

No Time to Subsidize Silliness: UNC's leadership should regard the budgetary process in lean times as a reason to cut waste. (April 12, 2009)

Behind Closed Doors: The N.C. Senate’s secretive method for electing Board of Governors members screams for greater transparency—and maybe some new people in charge. (March 26, 2009)

Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune: UNC’s low-tuition policy has some unexpected downsides. (January 12, 2009)

Looking Back on 2008: The Pope Center took five major steps to improve higher education. (December 31, 2008)

Avoiding the Taint of Christmas: The decision not to display Christmas trees at the UNC-Chapel Hill libraries reflects the view that Western culture belongs in the ash heap.  (December 22, 2008)

Are Adjunct Professors Bad for Students?: Some doubts about a recent study suggesting that part-time faculty fail to “connect” with students. (August 5, 2008)

College Admission Through the Back Door: You can attend your school of choice even if rejected with a little ingenuity. (July 31, 2008)

Big Spending, Little Results: A new study suggests that North Carolina's big investment in higher education might not be paying off as expected. (June 29, 2008)

Global Waste: The North Carolina in the World program is an unproductive use of taxpayers' money, at best.  (June 22, 2008)

Required to Graduate: Mandatory Volunteering: A North Carolina Senate bill will add a community service requirement for graduation for almost every college in the state. (June 7, 2008)

A Tale of Two State University Systems: One proposes central control and rapid expansion; the other, better education at lower costs. (May 27, 2008)

Big Changes Bring Big Questions for UNC: Two growing programs illustrate the university system's changing role in North Carolina. (May 16, 2008)

How My Friends and I Contributed to the College Loan Crisis: We partied, traveled, and bought cool stuff, thanks to cheap, government-backed loans. (May 7, 2008)

Chancellor Search Should Be Transparent: North Carolina state universities have the most secretive hiring practices for top university officials in the nation.  (March 27, 2008)

Ignoring the Ideological Elephant in the Room: Sometimes the most important questions are the ones never asked.  (February 15, 2008)

A Broader Role for the University on Its Way?: Why K-12 and UNC need each other. (February 1, 2008)

Something for Everyone Might Mean Less for All: The UNC Tomorrow Commision's final report lacks focus. (January 25, 2008)

UNC Education Schools: Helping or Hindering Potential Teachers? (January 8, 2008)

Jon Sanders' Top 10 Nuttiest N.C. Campus Events for 2007: Ten of the year’s most absurd, dim-witted, or cringe-inducing incidents on North Carolina’s campuses. (December 30, 2007)

Deconstructing America by Decree: Should North Carolina enroll illegal immigrants in colleges? (December 26, 2007)

Another Battle in the Student Fees War: Activity fees are often used for general expenses as if they were extra tuition. (December 5, 2007)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)

Things We Could Do Without in the State Budget: Wasteful spending can be found in higher education package (July 31, 2007)

Summer Reading Selections: A list of summer reading offerings at campuses across the state (July 20, 2007)

College Summer Reading Can Be Useful -- Or Not: When done well, can help students get off to a good start (July 20, 2007)

UNC Tomorrow Commission: Making the University "Demand Driven": An interview with BOG member Peter Han (May 30, 2007)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A look at the recently-passed House budget (May 14, 2007)

Faculty Compensation in the University of North Carolina System: How UNC schools compare with their national peers (May 9, 2007)

Paying the Profs -- How Much is Enough?: UNC claims “brain drain,” but does it exist? (May 8, 2007)

Legislature Should View "EARN" Scholarships with Caution: Easley wants to spend $150 million over two years on new program (February 23, 2007)

Where the Money Is?: Citizens for Higher Education play a big role. (February 20, 2007)

Glimmers of Good Ideas from "Emerging Issues" Conference: Few bright spots exist from higher education forum (February 15, 2007)

The Top 10 Nuttiest Campus Events in 2006: A look back (December 27, 2006)

A Closer Look at the UNC Budget Request: System wants $299 million in new funding (November 30, 2006)

Textbook Prices Add Costs to Students: UNC looking at ways to reduce prices (September 14, 2006)

Two Studies Agree -- UNC Governance Should Be Changed: New report backs up earlier findings made by ACTA, Pope Center (August 31, 2006)

Bowles Makes Cuts to Streamline Administration: Move would eliminate 12.5 positions (August 10, 2006)

From the Home Office in Chapel Hill, the Top 15 Pork Barrel Higher Education Projects: NCWC Study among the biggest pork projects in budget (July 6, 2006)

UNC Can Run More Efficiently: Comparison Shows State Could Spend Less (February 2, 2006)

UNC Should Pay Closer Attention to the First Amendment: Universities have policies that limit freedom of speech (January 12, 2006)

The Top 10 Nuttiest Campus Events in N.C. 2005: A look back on the year that was (December 29, 2005)

Budget Increases UNC Spending by 11 Percent: $2.08 billion budget approved (August 11, 2005)

UNC President Search is California Dreamin': Salary growth for public executives has UNC wishing for higher taxes (July 28, 2005)

Study Recommends Major Changes in UNC Governance: ACTA report recommends reduction in BOG members (June 10, 2005)

What UNC Needs in a President: System starting the process of replacing Broad (May 20, 2005)

How Much Does a State University Have to Cost?: Schools could save costs, find more private sources (May 13, 2005)

Show Us the Money: UNC officials seek more funds (March 4, 2005)

Easley Lays Out Higher Education Budget: Proposes $16.9 billion total budget (February 25, 2005)

UNC Tuition -- Too Sweet a Deal for Nonresidents: Nonresidents pay less at UNC than at other institutions (December 16, 2004)

The Top 10 Nuttiest Campus Events in N.C. for 2004: Professors agree that conservatives are dumb (December 10, 2004)

What Do Students Have to Learn to Graduate?: Students can graduate without learning anything (September 23, 2004)

Study: UNC's general-education core is weak: NAS reviews 11 institution's core requirements (September 22, 2004)

Inquiry #18: How Solid is the Core?: A study of General Education Requirements at 11 North Carolina Institutions (September 20, 2004)

University Projects Included in Proposal: Leaders reach compromise on bond plan (July 16, 2004)

General Assembly Considers Bills Affecting UNC System: Bond package, cap bill highlight session (June 25, 2004)

2004 Short Session Features a Slate of Higher Education Bills: Several bills focused on appropriation items (June 4, 2004)

Legislators Ponder $64 Million Increase in UNC: UNC to get big increase despite being "cut to the bone" (May 9, 2004)

UNC's five-step process to carp about budget 'cuts': For the UNC system a struggling economy means budget cuts. (March 17, 2004)

Inquiry #16: General Education Requirements at NC Public Universities: What Do Students Get in the Core Curriculum? (September 15, 2003)

UNC schools promise strong general education, but do they deliver?: Parents should take a look at college curriculum (August 27, 2003)

Policymakers mull proposals that would cut NC citizens' access to UNC: Plans would make it more difficult for illegals to enter UNC institutions (July 12, 2003)

UNC's Federal 'Overhead' Left Untouched -- For Now: Lobbyists claim money is vital to system (May 23, 2003)

Every two issues, a college journalist misuses rape statistics: DTH fails to give source for information (April 30, 2003)

The Top 10 Nuttiest Campus Events in N.C. for 2002: A look back at 2002 (December 20, 2002)

N.C. universities continue to chase diversity, but at what cost?: Preferences need justification (November 22, 2002)

Study Finds Tuition Low, Higher-Education Appropriations High in N.C.: Numbers should alleviate concern over budget (November 1, 2002)

State budget crisis brings UNC 'overhead receipts' under scrutiny: Legislature concerned about duplicating funds (August 9, 2002)

N.C. colleges keep up with national trend toward sexualizing courses, events: Campuses foster hypersexualized atmosphere (March 15, 2002)

UNC board votes to increase student group's budget by 6,600 percent: BOG's first systemwide increase ever (March 8, 2002)

Student fee increases are being overlooked in tuition discussions: UNC Association of Student Governments seeks fee increase (February 22, 2002)

Students fight back against anti-war sentiment on campus: Many NC campus organizations get involved (November 9, 2001)

UNC students protest proposed budget cuts (June 1, 2001)

UNC Benefactor Sues To End Race/Sex Quotas: Walter R. Davis claims UNC Board of Governors uses an illegal quota system (May 22, 2001)

UNC Students Protest Budget Cut: 2000 students participate in march (May 4, 2001)

Inquiry #5: A New Model for the Financing of Higher Education in North Carolina (March 1, 2001)

New Report on Higher Ed Unduly Praises, Criticizes UNC (January 15, 2001)

UNC Leaders, Legislators Discuss Faculty Salary Increases: Say campuses would suffer loss of top faculty if pay is not approved (September 1, 2000)

Flexibility May Hamstring UNC Capital Needs: Legislation may divert funds from capital requests (August 18, 2000)

Tax Increases from UNC Bonds a Virtual Certainty, According to New Report: Proponents have downplayed possibility of tax increases (July 22, 2000)

Capital Projects Approved; BCC Gets $9 Million: Projects to be financed with available funds (July 7, 2000)

Widespread Opposition to Broad’s Plan, Little Talk of Spending Priorities: Traditional supporters raise questions (January 20, 2000)

The 'unthinkable' and Molly Broad: Spending and Floyd (January 13, 2000)

Study Rates N.C. Public Universities Second-Least Rigorous in Country: S.C. only state with a poorer ranking (September 23, 1999)

Will Spending on University Campuses Cause Prosperity?: Bond supporters pull out all the stops (July 8, 1999)

The Real Cost of University Bonds: Burden for Higher Education Falls on Taxpayers, not Students (July 1, 1999)

Study Urges UNC to Slow Down on Bond: Can't the necessary capital dollars come from existing growth in funding? (June 24, 1999)
Will UNC Ever Take Privatization Seriously?: System uses criteria that inhibit ability to contract out services May 21, 1999)

Supreme Court case has implications for N.C. universities: Court agrees to hear cases on distribution of student fees (April 2, 1999)