North Carolina Central University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,655

2.81% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,835

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.37%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

66.7%

8,613 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,094

82.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.8%

521 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 (138 degrees awarded), General Psychology (122 degrees), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (112 degrees).

In 2016, 1,673 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina Central University. 70.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (1,161 degrees), 4.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (260 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,655, which is $-16,505 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,655, which is $-16,505 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,835.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,655

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University was $3,655. The cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University is $-16,505 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,835

2016 Value

10.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 North Carolina Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,835. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of North Carolina Central University grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,532

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina Central University was of $9,532 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at North Carolina Central University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 79% 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.

8.37%

2015 Default Rate

222

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina Central University was 8.37%, which represents 222 out of the 2652 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 8,613 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual growth. Out of those 8,613 applicants, 5,744 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.7% acceptance rate.

There were 8,094 students enrolled at North Carolina Central University in 2016, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,744

Accepted Out of 8,613

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina Central University was 66.7% (5,744 admissions from 8,613 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.6%, while admissions grew by 14%.

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SAT Scores

54%

Submission Percentage

621

Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina Central University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina Central University has a total enrollment of 8,094 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,648 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,446. This means that 82.1% 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 75.4% Black or African American, 11% White, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.06% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina Central University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (53.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.9%) and Two or More Races Female (3.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (46.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.9%) and White Female (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,094 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,648 and the part-time enrollment is 1,446. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at North Carolina Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2016 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 81%. 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

    6,103

  2. White

    889

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    397

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Central University is 75.4% Black or African American, 11% White, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.06% Two or More Races, 1.35% Asian, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0247% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 202 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 671 more women than men received degrees from North Carolina Central University. The majority of degree recipients at North Carolina Central University are black or african american (1,161 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (260 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina Central University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (138 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (122 degrees) and General Family & Consumer Sciences (112 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 (71 degrees awarded), Legal (176 degrees), and Human Sciences (147 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

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 (189,744 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (94,973 people), Miscellaneous managers (63,307 people), Counselors (55,233 people), and Registered nurses (28,717 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (71 degrees awarded), Legal (176 degrees), Human Sciences (147 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (155 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Financial analysts, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (71 degrees awarded), Legal (176 degrees), Human Sciences (147 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (155 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 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 (201,759 people), Hospitals (125,880 people), Individual & family services (110,567 people), Outpatient care centers (74,222 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (72,301 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (71 degrees awarded), Legal (176 degrees), Human Sciences (147 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (155 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 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. 138 degrees awarded

  2. 122 degrees awarded

  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina Central University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 138 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 501

  2. 1,172

In 2016, 501 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University, which is 0.427 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,172).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 69 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University in Law, which is 0.645 times less than the 107 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 141 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina Central University in General Family & Consumer Sciences, which is 23.5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 22% 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, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (53.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina Central University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (53.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.22% 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

    1,161 degrees awarded

  2. White

    260 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina Central University is black or african american (1,161 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (260 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    840 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    321 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Carolina Central University is black or african american female (840 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (321 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $29.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.07M (10.5%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, North Carolina Central University had a total expenditure of $185M. Of that $185M, they spent $91.8M on salaries and $185M on benefits.

North Carolina Central University employs 112 Associate professors, 97 Assistant professors, and 80 No academic ranks. Most academics at North Carolina Central University are Male Associate professors (61), Female Assistant professors(54), and Female Associate professors (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 194 employees, Management, with 120 employees, and Service with 108 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.4M

2015 Endowment

8.36%

growth from 2014

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at about $29.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina Central University grew 8.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $500k 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. $8.17M - Federal

  2. $22.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, North Carolina Central University received $8.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $22.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$91.8M

Salary Expenditure

$185M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, North Carolina Central University had a total expenditure of $185M. Of that $185M, they spent $91.8M on salaries and $185M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at North Carolina Central University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$91.8M

2015 Salaries

0.0477%

decline from 2014

In 2015, North Carolina Central University paid a median of $91.8M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($185M) and a 0.0477% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.79% decline from 2013 and a 1.36% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.4M

Instructional Salaries

386

Number of Employees

In 2015, North Carolina Central University paid a total of $28.4M to 386 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

112 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

194 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Associate professor with 112 employees; Assistant professor with 97 employees; and Assistant professor with 80 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Office and Administrative Support with 194 employees; Management with 120 employees; and Service with 108 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University was Male Associate professor with 61 employees, Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, and Female Associate professor with 51 employees.

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

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