N.C. State University and UNC-Chapel Hill are in the top 25 of at least one poll this autumn.
The Wall Street Journal said its survey of corporate recruiters ranked the two schools among the best places to find job candidates.
N.C. State ranked 19th and UNC 25th in the poll, published Monday by the Journal.
The top-ranked school was Penn State, followed by Texas A&M.
The Wall Street Journal said questionnaires were sent to 842 of the nation's largest companies, asking recruiters to rank colleges and universities on the basis of their preparation of students for the working world.
Recruiters ranked schools that produced the best-trained workers, and those best-equipped to succeed in the working world.
The Wall Street Journal said it assigned 10 points for a first-place vote, 9 for second, and so on.