North Carolina Central University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,728
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,755
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.92%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
68%
8,311 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,011
78.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.9%
636 Graduates

About

North Carolina Central University is a higher education institution located in Durham County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Carolina Central University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (139 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees), and General Psychology (94 degrees).

In 2019, 1,730 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina Central University. 68.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (1,255 degrees), 5.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (244 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,728, which is $−18,298 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,728, which is $−18,298 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,755.

In 2019, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,728
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University was $3,728. The cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University is $−18,298 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,755
2019 Value
10.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 North Carolina Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,755. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of North Carolina Central University grew by 10.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,250
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina Central University was of $10,250 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.04% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at North Carolina Central University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.85% with respect to 2018, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.92%
2017 Default Rate
176
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina Central University was 6.92%, which represents 176 out of the 2544 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

North Carolina Central University received 8,311 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 36.2% annual decline. Out of those 8,311 applicants, 5,650 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68% acceptance rate.

There were 8,011 students enrolled at North Carolina Central University in 2019, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,650
Accepted Out of 8,311

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina Central University was 68% (5,650 admissions from 8,311 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 46.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −36.2%, while admissions declined by −6.95%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
584
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina Central University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina Central University has a total enrollment of 8,011 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,287 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,724. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at North Carolina Central University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% Black or African American, 10.8% White, 6.29% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.374% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.025% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina Central University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (25%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (47.9%), followed by White Female (16.2%) and Black or African American Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,011 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,287 and the part-time enrollment is 1,724. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at North Carolina Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at North Carolina Central University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), North Carolina Central University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    5,950
  2. White
    863
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    504

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Central University is 74.3% Black or African American, 10.8% White, 6.29% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.374% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.025% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 132 students (1.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 652 more women than men received degrees from North Carolina Central University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Carolina Central University is black or african american (1,255 degrees awarded). There were 5.14 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (244 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina Central University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (139 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees) and General Psychology (94 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Carolina Central University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (28 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (127 degrees), and Legal (129 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Social workers, all other (165,783 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (77,946 people), Other managers (59,908 people), Secondary school teachers (33,515 people), and Education administrators (33,081 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (28 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (127 degrees), Legal (129 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (146 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (28 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (127 degrees), Legal (129 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (146 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Elementary & secondary schools (215,236 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (116,561 people), Individual & family services (112,941 people), Outpatient care centers (90,186 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (78,866 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (28 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (127 degrees), Legal (129 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (146 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by North Carolina Central University.
Most Common
  1. 139 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 94 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina Central University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 139 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

539
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,191
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 539 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University, which is 0.453 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,191).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 66 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.1 times more than the 60 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 117 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina Central University in General Family & Consumer Sciences, which is 11.7 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 20% of students graduating from North Carolina Central University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina Central University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.46% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,255 degrees awarded
  2. White
    244 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina Central University is black or african american (1,255 degrees awarded). There were 5.14 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (244 degrees).

1.56% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    869 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    386 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    156 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Carolina Central University is black or african american female (869 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (386 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $39.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.99M (10.1%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, North Carolina Central University had a total salary expenditure of $213M. North Carolina Central University employs 113 Associate professors, 84 Professors, and 83 Assistant professors. Most academics at North Carolina Central University are Male Associate professors (58), Female Associate professors(55), and Male Professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 202 employees, Service, with 126 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.5M
2019 Endowment
7.91%
growth from 2018

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at about $39.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina Central University grew 7.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.04M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12.4M - Federal
  2. $192k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, North Carolina Central University received $12.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $192k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$93.7M
2019 Salaries
3.86%
growth from 2018

In 2019, North Carolina Central University paid a median of $93.7M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($213M) and a 3.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.01% growth from 2017 and a 3.71% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.2M
Instructional Salaries
366
Number of Employees

In 2019, North Carolina Central University paid a total of $29.2M to 366 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
113 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
202 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Associate professor with 113 employees; Professor with 84 employees; and Professor with 83 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Office and Administrative Support with 202 employees; Service with 126 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University was Male Associate professor with 58 employees, Female Associate professor with 55 employees, and Male Professor with 48 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at North Carolina Central University.

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