North Carolina State University at Raleigh

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,535
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,600
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.08%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
46.2%
31,487 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
36,042
78.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84.6%
3,693 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 (665 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (336 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (288 degrees).

In 2020, 10,090 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. 47.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,259 degrees), 9.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (667 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $6,535, which is $−22,094 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $6,535, which is $−22,094 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,600.

In 2020, 56% of undergraduate students attending North Carolina State University at Raleigh received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,535
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, 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 $−22,094 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$14,600
2020 Value
2.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 North Carolina State University at Raleigh had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,600. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of North Carolina State University at Raleigh grew by 2.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,359
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 $11,359 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,082. The cost of room and board increased by 2.54% 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

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at North Carolina State University at Raleigh received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.66% with respect to 2019, when 53% 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.
2.08%
2018 Default Rate
98
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was 2.08%, which represents 98 out of the 4707 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 31,487 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.15% annual growth. Out of those 31,487 applicants, 14,553 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.2% acceptance rate.

There were 36,042 students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 2020, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has an overall enrollment yield of 32.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
14,553
Accepted Out of 31,487

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina State University at Raleigh was 46.2% (14,553 admissions from 31,487 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.15%, while admissions grew by 3.58%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
2,344
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has a total enrollment of 36,042 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is 28,314 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,728. This means that 78.6% 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 63.7% White, 7.2% Asian, 6.53% Black or African American, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.74% Two or More Races, 0.375% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0777% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.9%), followed by White Female (33.7%) and Asian Male (4.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.7%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36,042 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is 28,314 and the part-time enrollment is 7,728. This means that 78.6% of students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 State University at Raleigh was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    22,966
  2. Asian
    2,596
  3. Black or African American
    2,354

The enrolled student population at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is 63.7% White, 7.2% Asian, 6.53% Black or African American, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.74% Two or More Races, 0.375% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0777% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,222 students (3.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 452 fewer women than men received degrees from North Carolina State University at Raleigh. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is white (6,259 degrees awarded). There were 9.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (667 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is General Business Administration & Management (665 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (336 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (288 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 (732 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,535 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (284 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 (399,518 people), Other managers (374,449 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (321,467 people), Civil engineers (253,014 people), and Mechanical engineers (183,034 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Agriculture (732 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,535 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (284 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (137 degrees), and Math & Statistics (327 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 State University at Raleigh are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Agriculture (732 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,535 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (284 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (137 degrees), and Math & Statistics (327 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 (549,400 people), Computer Systems Design (455,084 people), Construction (313,084 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (268,768 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (205,443 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Agriculture (732 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,535 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (284 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (137 degrees), and Math & Statistics (327 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. 665 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 336 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 288 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was General Business Administration & Management with 665 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,271
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,819
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,271 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,819).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 549 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 424 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 424 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina State University at Raleigh in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.772 times less than the 549 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 54% 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, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (92.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is Female and Asian (92.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.19% of graduates (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,259 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    667 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    598 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is white (6,259 degrees awarded). There were 9.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (667 degrees).

3.39% of degree recipients (342 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,238 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,021 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    387 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is white male (3,238 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,021 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has an endowment valued at nearly $1.42B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.2M (1.56%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, North Carolina State University at Raleigh had a total salary expenditure of $1.62B. North Carolina State University at Raleigh employs 752 Professors, 467 Associate professors, and 437 Assistant professors. Most academics at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are Male Professors (558), Male Associate professors(270), and Male Assistant professors (230).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1576 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1224 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1002 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.42B
2020 Endowment
1.22%
growth from 2019

North Carolina State University at Raleigh has an endowment valued at about $1.42B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina State University at Raleigh grew 1.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.12B 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. $197M - Federal
  2. $45.4M - State
  3. $1.21M - Local

As of 2020, North Carolina State University at Raleigh received $197M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $45.4M from state grants and contracts, and $1.21M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$763M
2020 Salaries
2.34%
growth from 2019

In 2020, North Carolina State University at Raleigh paid a median of $763M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($1.62B) and a 2.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.08% growth from 2018 and a 1.65% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$200M
Instructional Salaries
1,842
Number of Employees

In 2020, North Carolina State University at Raleigh paid a total of $200M to 1,842 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
752 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1576 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh were Professor with 752 employees; Associate professor with 467 employees; and Associate professor with 437 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,576 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,224 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1,002 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was Male Professor with 558 employees, Male Associate professor with 270 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 230 employees.

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

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