NOTE: THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED.
Local universities fare well, as usual, in the 2011 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" issue.
UNC-Chapel Hill can go ahead and print up their "We're number 5" banners, should they so desire. Carolina ranks fifth among public universities for the 10th straight year.
The University of California-Berkeley is once again the top public, followed by more usual suspects - UCLA and Virginia in a tie for second, and Michigan in fourth.
N.C. State placed 52nd on that list, tied with Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington State and South Carolina.
Duke, which ranked 10th among national universities offering doctoral degrees a year ago, crept up one slot into a three-way tie for ninth. It's 9th-place compatriots are Dartmouth and the University of Chicago.
Harvard, Princeton and Yale were the top three institutions on that list. Wake Forest placed 25th and UNC-CH placed 30th.
Appalachian State ranked 9th on the southern regional universities list.
N.C. Central University ranks 11th nationally among historically black institutions, one spot higher than another member of the UNC system - N.C. A&T.
And UNC-Wilmington placed fifth among public master's institutions in the south.
NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list of rankings for local universities. I probably missed some. For the full package, check out the U.S. News website.