North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC 27707

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,094
Religious affiliation None
HBCU
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,828 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

67%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

North Carolina Central University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 8,613 applications and 5,744 students were granted admission. North Carolina Central University is at the #65 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 40% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 54% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT810 to 940
ACT17 to 19

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$40
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

North Carolina Central University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,113 and in-state students paid $3,655.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$10,835
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$3,655
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$16,113
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of North Carolina Central University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 77% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,969 (which is 12.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at North Carolina Central University in 2016-2017, was 937, which is 85% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,715 (which is 26.7% above the national average.)

$4,969
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$6,715
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
97%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, North Carolina Central University has enrolled a total of 8,094 students (6,648 students full-time and 1,446 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,094 students, 549 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 33% men and 67% women and 6,283 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,811 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 787 students for distance studies.

8,094
Total Enrollment
549
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 75%

White: 11%

Hispanic: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Asian: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at North Carolina Central University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 9% 399
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 380 46
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 355 0
Legal Professions And Studies 8% 352
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 7% 329
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 288 0
Psychology 6% 280
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 204
Education 3% 148 36
Library Science 3% 142 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

43%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of North Carolina Central University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
31%
Dropout rate
24%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$25,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of North Carolina Central University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,000. Last year, out of the total 1,994 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,854 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,038 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,834 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,000 $32,200
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 1,994 2,038

Campus Location

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