University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,019
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,038
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.47%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
25%
41,773 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
30,092
83.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
90.7%
3,606 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 (545 degrees awarded), General Psychology (479 degrees), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (418 degrees).

In 2020, 9,964 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,353 degrees), 6.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (957 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $7,019, which is $−21,610 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $7,019, which is $−21,610 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,038.

In 2020, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,019
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, 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 $−21,610 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$10,038
2020 Value
0.466%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,038. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew by 0.466%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,526
Room and Board
$972
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was of $11,526 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $972. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.92% with respect to 2019, 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.
1.47%
2018 Default Rate
58
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 1.47%, which represents 58 out of the 3948 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 41,773 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.63% annual decline. Out of those 41,773 applicants, 10,445 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 25% acceptance rate.

There were 30,092 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an overall enrollment yield of 42.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

25%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
10,445
Accepted Out of 41,773

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 25% (10,445 admissions from 41,773 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 22.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.63%, while admissions grew by 8.69%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
2,176
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a total enrollment of 30,092 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,197 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,895. This means that 83.7% 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 58.3% White, 10.9% Asian, 8.52% Hispanic or Latino, 8.23% Black or African American, 4.91% Two or More Races, 0.385% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0565% 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 (34.1%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Asian Female (7.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Asian Female (5.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,092 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,197 and the part-time enrollment is 4,895. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
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 Chapel Hill was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    17,529
  2. Asian
    3,275
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,565

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 58.3% White, 10.9% Asian, 8.52% Hispanic or Latino, 8.23% Black or African American, 4.91% Two or More Races, 0.385% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0565% 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, 787 students (2.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1700 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 (6,353 degrees awarded). There were 6.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (957 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is General Biological Sciences (545 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (479 degrees) and Mass Communication & Media Studies (418 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 (301 degrees awarded), Library Science (56 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (115 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 Chapel Hill are Postsecondary teachers (106,694 people), Other managers (94,062 people), Physicians (75,900 people), Other Physical Scientists (65,143 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (55,780 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (301 degrees awarded), Library Science (56 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (115 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (192 degrees), and Physical Sciences (317 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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (301 degrees awarded), Library Science (56 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (115 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (192 degrees), and Physical Sciences (317 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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (197,711 people), Elementary & secondary schools (112,321 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (82,466 people), Computer Systems Design (72,628 people), and Scientific research & development services (64,269 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (301 degrees awarded), Library Science (56 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (115 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (192 degrees), and Physical Sciences (317 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. 545 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 479 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 418 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was General Biological Sciences with 545 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,132
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,832
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,132 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is 0.709 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,832).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 821 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.28 times more than the 360 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 408 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Psychology, which is 3.89 times more than the 105 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
89%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 82% 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, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (95.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is Male and Asian (95.2% 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, 2.83% of graduates (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,353 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    957 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    695 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white (6,353 degrees awarded). There were 6.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (957 degrees).

3.09% of degree recipients (308 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,751 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,602 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    526 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white female (3,751 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,602 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at nearly $3.52B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $120M (3.42%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a total salary expenditure of $3.28B. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employs 653 Professors, 457 Associate professors, and 329 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Male Professors (417), Female Professors(236), and Male Associate professors (232).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2059 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1785 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1175 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.52B
2020 Endowment
0.279%
growth from 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at about $3.52B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew 0.279% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.22B 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. $722M - Federal
  2. $14.1M - State
  3. $1.07M - Local

As of 2020, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $722M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.1M from state grants and contracts, and $1.07M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.41B
2020 Salaries
2.57%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a median of $1.41B in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.28B) and a 2.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.37% growth from 2018 and a 2.41% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$209M
Instructional Salaries
1,668
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a total of $209M to 1,668 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.8% 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
653 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2059 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Professor with 653 employees; Associate professor with 457 employees; and Associate professor with 329 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2,059 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,785 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1,175 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was Male Professor with 417 employees, Female Professor with 236 employees, and Male Associate professor with 232 employees.

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

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