University of North Carolina at Asheville

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,122
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,854
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.88%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.4%
3,115 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,363
85.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
62.4%
392 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina at Asheville is a higher education institution located in Buncombe County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina at Asheville were General Psychology (98 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees), and Environmental Studies (58 degrees).

In 2020, 814 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Asheville. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (635 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $4,122, which is $−24,278 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $4,122, which is $−24,278 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,854.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending University of North Carolina at Asheville received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,122
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville was $4,122. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $−24,278 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$13,854
2020 Value
3.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of North Carolina at Asheville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,854. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Asheville grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,660
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Asheville was of $9,660 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% 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

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Asheville received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
5.88%
2018 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Asheville was 5.88%, which represents 46 out of the 782 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

University of North Carolina at Asheville received 3,115 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 16.9% annual decline. Out of those 3,115 applicants, 2,474 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,363 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2020, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,474
Accepted Out of 3,115

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Asheville was 79.4% (2,474 admissions from 3,115 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −16.9%, while admissions declined by −21.5%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
335
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Asheville has a total enrollment of 3,363 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 2,870 students and the part-time enrollment is 493. This means that 85.3% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Asheville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.7% White, 8.33% Hispanic or Latino, 5.41% Black or African American, 4.46% Two or More Races, 1.78% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0892% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,363 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 2,870 and the part-time enrollment is 493. This means that 85.3% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 University of North Carolina at Asheville was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of North Carolina at Asheville had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,444
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    280
  3. Black or African American
    182

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 72.7% White, 8.33% Hispanic or Latino, 5.41% Black or African American, 4.46% Two or More Races, 1.78% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0892% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 208 students (6.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 146 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina at Asheville. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white (635 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Asheville is General Psychology (98 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (64 degrees) and Environmental Studies (58 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina at Asheville, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (122 degrees), and Physical Sciences (41 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville are Elementary & middle school teachers (270,076 people), Other managers (231,695 people), Postsecondary teachers (231,478 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (191,933 people), and Secondary school teachers (145,262 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (122 degrees), Physical Sciences (41 degrees), History (23 degrees), and English (36 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville are Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (122 degrees), Physical Sciences (41 degrees), History (23 degrees), and English (36 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville are Elementary & secondary schools (560,874 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (455,379 people), Computer Systems Design (179,068 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (172,718 people), and Legal services (163,289 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (122 degrees), Physical Sciences (41 degrees), History (23 degrees), and English (36 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Most Common
  1. 98 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 58 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Asheville was General Psychology with 98 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

334
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
480
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 334 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Asheville, which is 0.696 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (480).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 36 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Asheville in Computer Science, which is 5.14 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 75 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Asheville in General Psychology, which is 3.26 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 46% of students graduating from University of North Carolina at Asheville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Asheville is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 2.55% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    635 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white (635 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

3.32% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    368 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    267 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white female (368 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (267 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an endowment valued at nearly $52.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $833k (1.59%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, University of North Carolina at Asheville had a total salary expenditure of $101M. University of North Carolina at Asheville employs 68 Professors, 57 Associate professors, and 54 Lecturers. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Male Professors (42), Female Lecturers(31), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, Service, with 80 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52.4M
2020 Endowment
2.13%
decline from 2019

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an endowment valued at about $52.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Asheville declined 2.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.5M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.81M - Federal
  2. $858k - State
  3. $43.1k - Local

As of 2020, University of North Carolina at Asheville received $1.81M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $858k from state grants and contracts, and $43.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47.8M
2020 Salaries
8.38%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of North Carolina at Asheville paid a median of $47.8M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 8.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.52% growth from 2018 and a 1.77% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.7M
Instructional Salaries
224
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of North Carolina at Asheville paid a total of $16.7M to 224 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
68 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
104 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville were Professor with 68 employees; Associate professor with 57 employees; and Associate professor with 54 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville were Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees; Service with 80 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville was Male Professor with 42 employees, Female Lecturer with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

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

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