North Carolina State University at Raleigh

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,535

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,442

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.89%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

51.4%

26,980 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

34,432

79.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

79.4%

3,613 Graduates

About

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a higher education institution located in Wake County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Carolina State University at Raleigh were General Business Administration & Management (613 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (340 degrees), and Textile Sciences & Engineering (265 degrees).

In 2017, 9,141 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. 45.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,564 degrees), 6.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (858 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $6,535, which is $-19,965 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $6,535, which is $-19,965 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,442.

In 2017, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,535

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was $6,535. The cost of tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $-19,965 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,442

2017 Value

2.88%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 North Carolina State University at Raleigh had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,442. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of North Carolina State University at Raleigh grew by 2.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,635

Room and Board

$1,082

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was of $10,635 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,082. The cost of room and board increased by 3.14% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.558% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at North Carolina State University at Raleigh received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.92% with respect to 2016, when 52% 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.

2.89%

2016 Default Rate

142

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was 2.89%, which represents 142 out of the 4911 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 State University at Raleigh received 26,980 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2% annual growth. Out of those 26,980 applicants, 13,856 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.4% acceptance rate.

There were 34,432 students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 2017, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has an overall enrollment yield of 34.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,856

Accepted Out of 26,980

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina State University at Raleigh was 51.4% (13,856 admissions from 26,980 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 47.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2%, while admissions grew by 10.2%.

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SAT Scores

41%

Submission Percentage

1,974

Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has a total enrollment of 34,432 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is 27,415 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,017. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63% White, 5.92% Black or African American, 5.59% Asian, 4.64% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (38.9%), followed by White Female (31.9%) and Asian Female (3.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.7%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34,432 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is 27,415 and the part-time enrollment is 7,017. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2017 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 State University at Raleigh was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), North Carolina State University at Raleigh had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21,687

  2. Black or African American

    2,038

  3. Asian

    1,924

The enrolled student population at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is 63% White, 5.92% Black or African American, 5.59% Asian, 4.64% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0552% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,637 students (4.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 821 fewer women than men received degrees from North Carolina State University at Raleigh. The majority of degree recipients at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are white (5,564 degrees awarded). There were 6.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (858 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is General Business Administration & Management (613 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (340 degrees) and Textile Sciences & Engineering (265 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (682 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,470 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (261 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 State University at Raleigh are Software developers (389,205 people), Other managers (379,681 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,631 people), Civil engineers (234,046 people), and Mechanical engineers (174,081 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Agriculture (682 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,470 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (261 degrees), Math & Statistics (278 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (100 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 State University at Raleigh are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Agriculture (682 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,470 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (261 degrees), Math & Statistics (278 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (100 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Architectural, engineering & related services (535,155 people), Computer Systems Design (451,893 people), Construction (302,526 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (276,590 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (207,035 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Agriculture (682 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,470 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (261 degrees), Math & Statistics (278 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (100 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 State University at Raleigh.

Most Common

  1. 613 degrees awarded

  2. 340 degrees awarded

  3. 265 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was General Business Administration & Management with 613 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,981

  2. 4,160

In 2017, 4,981 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, which is 1.2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,160).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 461 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 375 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 375 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.813 times less than the 461 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

76%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from North Carolina State University at Raleigh completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (83.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is Female and White (83.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.52% of graduates (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,564 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    858 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    497 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is white (5,564 degrees awarded). There were 6.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (858 degrees).

9.39% of degree recipients (858 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    3,005 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    2,559 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    304 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is white male (3,005 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,559 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has an endowment valued at nearly $1.12B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $36.5M (3.25%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, North Carolina State University at Raleigh had a total salary expenditure of $1.52B. North Carolina State University at Raleigh employs 662 Professors, 484 Associate professors, and 390 Assistant professors. Most academics at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Male Professors (510), Male Associate professors(305), and Male Assistant professors (200).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1402 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1266 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 902 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.12B

2017 Endowment

12.5%

growth from 2016

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has an endowment valued at about $1.12B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina State University at Raleigh grew 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $836M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $164M - Federal

  2. $37M - State

  3. $1.7M - Local

As of 2017, North Carolina State University at Raleigh received $164M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37M from state grants and contracts, and $1.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$705M

2017 Salaries

5.06%

growth from 2016

In 2017, North Carolina State University at Raleigh paid a median of $705M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.52B) and a 5.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.482% growth from 2015 and a 3.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$183M

Instructional Salaries

1,732

Number of Employees

In 2017, North Carolina State University at Raleigh paid a total of $183M to 1,732 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

662 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1402 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh were Professor with 662 employees; Associate professor with 484 employees; and Associate professor with 390 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,402 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,266 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 902 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was Male Professor with 510 employees, Male Associate professor with 305 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 200 employees.

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

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