North Carolina Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC 27804


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,086
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 711 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
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


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

North Carolina Wesleyan College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,038 applications and 2,486 students were granted admission. North Carolina Wesleyan College is at the #60 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, 52% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 43% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT780 to 1030
ACT16 to 23
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, North Carolina Wesleyan College's tuition was $29,000 for all students regardless of residency (8.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

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

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of North Carolina Wesleyan College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 55% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,585 (which is 4.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2016-2017, was 229, which is 72% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,405 (which is 8.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, North Carolina Wesleyan College has enrolled a total of 2,086 students (1,785 students full-time and 301 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,086 students, 250 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 141 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 44%

White: 32%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 39% 84
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 11% 24
Psychology 9% 20
Philosophy And Religious Studies 6% 12
History 1% 2
Education 1% 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 0% 0
Mathematics And Statistics 0% 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 0% 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

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 Wesleyan College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
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

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of North Carolina Wesleyan College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,500. Last year, out of the total 623 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 573 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 666 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 593 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,500 $37,600
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 623 666

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Barton College
21 mile away
Chowan University
47.4 mile away
William Peace University
50.7 mile away
Shaw University
51.2 mile away
Meredith College
53.4 mile away
University of Mount Olive
58.4 mile away