About North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Institution: North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University is the largest university in NC with over 25,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students and has been listed as the “best large employer” in North Carolina. NC State University has historical strengths in agriculture, engineering, and the life sciences and has recently launched the Plant Science Initiative (PSI ). The PSI seeks to bring the brightest minds in academia, government, and industry together to drive innovation that increases yields, creates new varieties, extends growing seasons, enhances agricultural and environmental sustainability, and produces new and improved technology.
NC State University is uniquely situated with over 100 Ag biotech ventures of all sizes and USA headquarters for many of the world’s largest plant science companies nearby. Agriculture is the largest industry in NC and contributes over $96B annually. NC ranks 6th in the nation with a total value of over $500 million in vegetable production, and is one of the most diverse production states of specialty crops.