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Stats and Strengths

The College of Sciences is NC State’s home for the physical, chemical, mathematical, statistical, biological and earth-system sciences. With 4,138 students and about $43 million in annual research expenditures, we're one of the largest and most research-intensive colleges at the university.

World-Class Scholars, World-Changing Research

College of Sciences faculty and students are working across disciplines to solve society’s greatest challenges and make bold new discoveries. We’ve compiled a select list of national honors received by our faculty.

  • 415 active research projects
  • About $43 million in research expenditures annually
  • 1,003 graduate students
  • 27 winners of highly competitive faculty early career awards since 2016
  • 1 member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences: David Aspnes (physics)
  • 19 elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Nation’s leading producer of doctoral degrees in statistics since 2003
  • Nation’s leading producer of doctoral degrees in mathematics and statistics in 2021-22
  • Second in the 2021 National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development rankings for expenditures in mathematics and statistics

27 Winners of Faculty Early Career Awards Since 2016

These highly competitive awards from national agencies are among the most prestigious honors young faculty can receive.

Producing Tomorrow’s Science Leaders

The college is committed to diversifying the science and mathematics pipeline and promoting science literacy nationwide.

  • 4,138 students
  • 16 bachelor’s, 23 master’s and 14 doctoral degree programs
  • Fall 2023 first-year class profile:
    • 4.37 average weighted high school GPA
  • Producer of a significant portion of the nation’s African-American math and physics Ph.D.s over the last decade 
  • Home to the largest Science Olympiad program in the nation

15,000 Students Served

In 2022-23, the Science House’s programs directly served nearly 15,000 K-12 students in 75 counties across North Carolina.

Partnerships That Advance Science

The college works with nationally recognized partners to advance science knowledge.