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  PDF DocumentSalary  PDF DocumentQuality PDF Document
Graduate PhD Data – DemographicsRankings PDF Document

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