some of the best colleges inNorth Carolina are well known for schools like North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina. The top employers and jobs in the state are in medical fields, but many graduates who stay in state go on to work for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wells Fargo or Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc., among others.
North Carolina State University is the alma mater of stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis.
A Famous Rivalry: Duke vs. UNC
Duke's Blue Devils and UNC Chapel Hill's Tar Heels compete in just about every arena, and they have a sports rivalry that is as passionate as it is old. But Duke's alumni earn more than graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in both early career and mid-career salary rankings. Michael Jordan and Andy Griffith are both UNC alumni.