I was heavily involved in the theater department in high school in Houston, Texas. One of my classmates went on to study theater and attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on a theater scholarship. He loved the courses there. He received his degree there and went on to be a High School Theater Director. I hope this helps! Good luck!
If NC means North Carolina or North California, then I don't know what colleges would provide excellent theater classes. In South California, I attended LaVerne College, and the classes were fine. USC and UCLA, I was told, were excellent, especially regarding film and TV training. However, I learned more when I worked as a tech at theaters, such as Company and ProVisional.