University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,019
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,085
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.95%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
22.6%
42,465 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
29,877
84.2% Full-Time
2019 Graduation Rate
90.6%
3,569 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a higher education institution located in Orange County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were General Biological Sciences (563 degrees awarded), General Psychology (441 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (424 degrees).

In 2019, 9,660 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,078 degrees), 6.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (901 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $7,019, which is $-21,481 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $7,019, which is $-21,481 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,085.

In 2019, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,019
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was $7,019. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $-21,481 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,085
2019 Value
13.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,085. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,190
Room and Board
$948
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was of $11,190 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $948. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.17% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 40.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
25%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.89% with respect to 2018, 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.
1.95%
2017 Default Rate
78
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 1.95%, which represents 78 out of the 4001 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 Chapel Hill received 42,465 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.25% annual growth. Out of those 42,465 applicants, 9,610 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22.6% acceptance rate.

There were 29,877 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an overall enrollment yield of 43.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,610
Accepted Out of 42,465

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 22.6% (9,610 admissions from 42,465 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 22.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.25%, while admissions grew by 0.892%.

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage
1,767
Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a total enrollment of 29,877 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,161 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,716. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.5% White, 10% Asian, 7.77% Black or African American, 7.76% Hispanic or Latino, 4.77% Two or More Races, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0636% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Asian Female (6.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Asian Female (4.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,877 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,161 and the part-time enrollment is 4,716. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 Chapel Hill was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    17,770
  2. Asian
    3,000
  3. Black or African American
    2,320

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 59.5% White, 10% Asian, 7.77% Black or African American, 7.76% Hispanic or Latino, 4.77% Two or More Races, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0636% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,062 students (3.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1414 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white (6,078 degrees awarded). There were 6.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (901 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is General Biological Sciences (563 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (441 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (424 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (308 degrees awarded), Library Science (53 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (215 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 Chapel Hill are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (121,055 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (91,053 people), Other managers (89,760 people), Secondary school teachers (78,553 people), and Postsecondary teachers (71,157 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (308 degrees awarded), Library Science (53 degrees), Language & Linguistics (215 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (171 degrees), and History (176 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 Chapel Hill are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (308 degrees awarded), Library Science (53 degrees), Language & Linguistics (215 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (171 degrees), and History (176 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 Chapel Hill are Elementary & secondary schools (240,883 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (149,233 people), Legal services (89,743 people), Computer Systems Design (56,126 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (50,099 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (308 degrees awarded), Library Science (53 degrees), Language & Linguistics (215 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (171 degrees), and History (176 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 Chapel Hill.
Most Common
  1. 563 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 441 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 424 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was General Biological Sciences with 563 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,123
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
5,537
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,123 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,537).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 862 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.09 times more than the 413 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 413 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.479 times less than the 862 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 84% of students graduating from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (70.6%).

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, 4.96% of graduates (177 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,078 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    901 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    669 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white (6,078 degrees awarded). There were 6.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (901 degrees).

3.5% of degree recipients (338 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,439 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,639 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    513 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white female (3,439 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,639 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at nearly $3.51B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $233M (6.64%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a total salary expenditure of $3.13B. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employs 623 Professors, 453 Associate professors, and 335 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Male Professors (409), Male Associate professors(229), and Female Associate professors (224).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2131 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1864 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1166 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.51B
2019 Endowment
6.24%
growth from 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at about $3.51B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew 6.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.2B 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. $710M - Federal
  2. $11.5M - State
  3. $700k - Local

As of 2019, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $710M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.5M from state grants and contracts, and $700k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.38B
2019 Salaries
4.37%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a median of $1.38B in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($3.13B) and a 4.37% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.41% growth from 2017 and a 6.55% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$204M
Instructional Salaries
1,630
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a total of $204M to 1,630 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
623 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2131 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Professor with 623 employees; Associate professor with 453 employees; and Associate professor with 335 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2,131 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,864 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1,166 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was Male Professor with 409 employees, Male Associate professor with 229 employees, and Female Associate professor with 224 employees.

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

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