University of North Carolina at Asheville

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,122
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,388
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.77%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84%
3,750 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,600
84.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
63.4%
350 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 (102 degrees awarded), Environmental Studies (72 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (60 degrees).

In 2019, 882 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Asheville. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (694 degrees), 13.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (52 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $4,122, which is $−23,158 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $4,122, which is $−23,158 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,388.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,122
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, 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 $−23,158 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$13,388
2019 Value
13.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of North Carolina at Asheville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,388. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Asheville grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,380
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 $9,380 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Asheville received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 12.3% with respect to 2018, when 57% 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.
5.77%
2017 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Asheville was 5.77%, which represents 47 out of the 814 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 3,750 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 16.5% annual growth. Out of those 3,750 applicants, 3,150 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84% acceptance rate.

There were 3,600 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2019, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,150
Accepted Out of 3,750

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Asheville was 84% (3,150 admissions from 3,750 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 93.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 16.5%, while admissions grew by 4.51%.

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SAT Scores

63%
Submission Percentage
409
Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Asheville has a total enrollment of 3,600 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 3,037 students and the part-time enrollment is 563. This means that 84.4% 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 74.5% White, 8.33% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% Black or African American, 4.08% Two or More Races, 2% Asian, 0.444% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0833% 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 (42.5%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,600 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 3,037 and the part-time enrollment is 563. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of North Carolina at Asheville had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,682
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    300
  3. Black or African American
    187

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 74.5% White, 8.33% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% Black or African American, 4.08% Two or More Races, 2% Asian, 0.444% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0833% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 147 students (4.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 122 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 (694 degrees awarded). There were 13.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (52 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Asheville is General Psychology (102 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Studies (72 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (60 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 (72 degrees awarded), History (28 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville are Other managers (200,843 people), Postsecondary teachers (189,503 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (153,491 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (152,713 people), and Secondary school teachers (130,907 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), History (28 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (122 degrees), and Physical Sciences (42 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), History (28 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (122 degrees), and Physical Sciences (42 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 (392,784 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (364,946 people), Computer Systems Design (152,577 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (140,439 people), and Legal services (122,509 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Natural Resources & Conservation (72 degrees awarded), History (28 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (122 degrees), and Physical Sciences (42 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. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 60 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Asheville was General Psychology with 102 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

380
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
502
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 380 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Asheville, which is 0.757 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (502).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 29 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Asheville in Environmental Studies, which is 0.674 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 83 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Asheville in General Psychology, which is 4.37 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% 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, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Asheville is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.71% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    694 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    52 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white (694 degrees awarded). There were 13.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (52 degrees).

2.83% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    396 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    298 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white female (396 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (298 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an endowment valued at nearly $53.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.89M (3.53%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Asheville had a total salary expenditure of $99.1M. University of North Carolina at Asheville employs 69 Professors, 54 Associate professors, and 50 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Male Professors (45), Male Associate professors(28), and Female Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, Service, with 84 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$53.5M
2019 Endowment
9.07%
growth from 2018

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an endowment valued at about $53.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Asheville grew 9.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.8M 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. $1.37M - Federal
  2. $867k - State
  3. $57.4k - Local

As of 2019, University of North Carolina at Asheville received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $867k from state grants and contracts, and $57.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.1M
2019 Salaries
1.52%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Asheville paid a median of $44.1M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($99.1M) and a 1.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.77% growth from 2017 and a 6% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17M
Instructional Salaries
220
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Asheville paid a total of $17M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
112 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville were Professor with 69 employees; Associate professor with 54 employees; and Associate professor with 50 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville were Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees; Service with 84 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville was Male Professor with 45 employees, Male Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 27 employees.

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

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