Peer Comparisons

Comparing NC State to Peer Institutions

Comparisons between NC State and our 16 official peers in key areas of performance. The charts and tables are divided into the following sections:

Faculty – Demographics   | Salary   | Quality 
Graduate PhD Data – DemographicsRankings 

Comparing NC State to Research Universities

Comparisons between NC State and other research universities in key areas of performance. The charts and tables here are divided into the following sections:


Sources for Peer Data

Data used in these peer comparisons come primarily from surveys conducted by various organizations. External sites that provide peer statistics and sources for information on this site include:

American Association of University Professors 
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)   – list of medical schools
Association of Research Libraries Statistics 
The Center for Measuring University Performance
The Chronice of Higher Education – Data 
IPEDS Peer Analysis System 
Institute of International Education 
Kiplinger Best Values in Public Colleges 
NCAA Academics & Athletics 
National Center for Education Statistics
National Research Council 
National Science Foundation, Science Research Statistics  
Peterson’s College Search & Graduate Program Search
The Princeton Review College Rankings  
U 101 Directory of Colleges and Universites
US News Rankings & Guides 
Voluntary Support of Education Data Miner 
WebCaspar Science & Engineering Statistics