North Carolina Central University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,728
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,324
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.29%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
87.4%
7,496 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,078
78.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.7%
477 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 General Business Administration & Management (127 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (117 degrees), and General Social Sciences (92 degrees).

In 2020, 1,761 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina Central University. 70.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (1,294 degrees), 5.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,728, which is $−18,802 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,728, which is $−18,802 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,324.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students attending North Carolina Central University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,728
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University was $3,728. The cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University is $−18,802 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,324
2020 Value
3.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 North Carolina Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,324. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of North Carolina Central University grew by 3.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,227
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina Central University was of $10,227 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.224% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at North Carolina Central University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.7% with respect to 2019, when 75% 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.
8.29%
2018 Default Rate
226
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina Central University was 8.29%, which represents 226 out of the 2725 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 7,496 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.81% annual decline. Out of those 7,496 applicants, 6,553 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.4% acceptance rate.

There were 8,078 students enrolled at North Carolina Central University in 2020, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,553
Accepted Out of 7,496

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina Central University was 87.4% (6,553 admissions from 7,496 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.81%, while admissions grew by 16%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
641
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina Central University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina Central University has a total enrollment of 8,078 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,307 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,771. This means that 78.1% 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 73.4% Black or African American, 10.9% White, 6.64% Hispanic or Latino, 5.29% Two or More Races, 1.39% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 (56.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (47.4%), followed by White Female (16.8%) and Black or African American Male (14.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,078 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,307 and the part-time enrollment is 1,771. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at North Carolina Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    5,930
  2. White
    880
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    536

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Central University is 73.4% Black or African American, 10.9% White, 6.64% Hispanic or Latino, 5.29% Two or More Races, 1.39% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 130 students (1.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 723 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 (1,294 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina Central University is General Business Administration & Management (127 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (117 degrees) and General Social Sciences (92 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 (38 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees), and Human Sciences (110 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 (147,532 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (88,370 people), Other managers (54,320 people), Education administrators (33,748 people), and Social & community service managers (31,228 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (38 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees), Human Sciences (110 degrees), Legal (119 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (127 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (38 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees), Human Sciences (110 degrees), Legal (119 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (127 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 (210,908 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (120,349 people), Individual & family services (110,495 people), Outpatient care centers (83,032 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (76,670 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (38 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees), Human Sciences (110 degrees), Legal (119 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (127 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. 127 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 117 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 92 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina Central University was General Business Administration & Management with 127 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

519
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,242
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 519 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University, which is 0.418 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,242).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 76 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 124 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina Central University in Social Work, which is 5.9 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina Central University is Male and White (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.1% of graduates (10 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
    1,294 degrees awarded
  2. White
    249 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina Central University is black or african american (1,294 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (249 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    935 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    359 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    163 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Carolina Central University is black or african american female (935 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (359 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $39.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.21M (5.59%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, North Carolina Central University had a total salary expenditure of $219M. North Carolina Central University employs 113 Associate professors, 88 Assistant professors, and 79 Professors. Most academics at North Carolina Central University are Female Associate professors (57), Male Associate professors(56), and Female Assistant professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 200 employees, Service, with 120 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.5M
2020 Endowment
0.0442%
growth from 2019

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at about $39.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina Central University grew 0.0442% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $79.8k lower 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. $12.6M - Federal
  2. $144k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, North Carolina Central University received $12.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $144k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$92.6M
2020 Salaries
1.22%
decline from 2019

In 2020, North Carolina Central University paid a median of $92.6M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($219M) and a 1.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.86% growth from 2018 and a 2.01% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.2M
Instructional Salaries
367
Number of Employees

In 2020, North Carolina Central University paid a total of $29.2M to 367 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) 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
200 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Associate professor with 113 employees; Assistant professor with 88 employees; and Assistant professor with 79 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Office and Administrative Support with 200 employees; Service with 120 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University was Female Associate professor with 57 employees, Male Associate professor with 56 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 53 employees.

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

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