University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,881

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,077

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.58%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

26.9%

34,889 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

29,468

85.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

91.1%

3,593 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 (531 degrees awarded), General Psychology (458 degrees), and General Economics (457 degrees).

In 2016, 9,252 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,984 degrees), 7.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (761 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $6,881, which is $-18,975 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $6,881, which is $-18,975 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,077.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,881

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was $6,881. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $-18,975 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$10,077

2016 Value

6.56%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,077. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew by 6.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,902

Room and Board

$1,442

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was of $10,902 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,442. The cost of room and board increased by 2.93% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.83% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.89% with respect to 2015, 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.

1.58%

2015 Default Rate

66

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 1.58%, which represents 66 out of the 4176 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 34,889 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12% annual growth. Out of those 34,889 applicants, 9,400 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 26.9% acceptance rate.

There were 29,468 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016, 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 45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

26.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,400

Accepted Out of 34,889

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 26.9% (9,400 admissions from 34,889 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 30.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12%, while admissions declined by -1.16%.

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SAT Scores

49%

Submission Percentage

2,090

Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a total enrollment of 29,468 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,084 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,384. This means that 85.1% 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 61.4% White, 9.11% Asian, 7.79% Black or African American, 6.74% Hispanic or Latino, 5.24% Two or More Races, 0.438% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.129% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Asian Female (5.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Two or More Races Female (4.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,468 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,084 and the part-time enrollment is 4,384. This means that 85.1% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2016 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

    18,085

  2. Asian

    2,685

  3. Black or African American

    2,297

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 61.4% White, 9.11% Asian, 7.79% Black or African American, 6.74% Hispanic or Latino, 5.24% Two or More Races, 0.438% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.129% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,110 students (3.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1290 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The majority of degree recipients at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are white (5,984 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (761 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is General Biological Sciences (531 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (458 degrees) and General Economics (457 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 (364 degrees awarded), Library Science (45 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (257 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (110,619 people), Postsecondary teachers (93,287 people), Miscellaneous managers (68,431 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (59,061 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (54,919 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (364 degrees awarded), Library Science (45 degrees), Language & Linguistics (257 degrees), Math & Statistics (255 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (102 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 Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (364 degrees awarded), Library Science (45 degrees), Language & Linguistics (257 degrees), Math & Statistics (255 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (102 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 (203,683 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (156,066 people), Computer Systems Design (83,799 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (52,548 people), and Hospitals (50,775 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (364 degrees awarded), Library Science (45 degrees), Language & Linguistics (257 degrees), Math & Statistics (255 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (102 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. 531 degrees awarded

  2. 458 degrees awarded

  3. 457 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was General Biological Sciences with 531 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,981

  2. 5,271

In 2016, 3,981 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is 0.755 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 735 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.49 times more than the 295 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 394 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Psychology, which is 4.19 times more than the 94 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%

100% Completion Time

90%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 80% 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, 90% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (94.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is Female and Asian (94.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.362% 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

    5,984 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    761 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    645 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white (5,984 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (761 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (237 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,343 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,641 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    450 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white female (3,343 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,641 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at nearly $2.97B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $204M (6.86%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a total expenditure of $3.01B. Of that $3.01B, they spent $1.2B on salaries and $3.01B on benefits.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employs 604 Professors, 412 Associate professors, and 318 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Male Professors (410), Male Associate professors(224), and Female Professors (194).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1880 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1769 employees, and Research with 1006 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.97B

2015 Endowment

11.6%

growth from 2014

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at about $2.97B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.7B 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. $717M - Federal

  2. $13.2M - State

  3. $4.03M - Local

As of 2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $717M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.2M from state grants and contracts, and $4.03M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.2B

Salary Expenditure

$3.01B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a total expenditure of $3.01B. Of that $3.01B, they spent $1.2B on salaries and $3.01B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.2B

2015 Salaries

4.24%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a median of $1.2B in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($3.01B) and a 4.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.22% growth from 2013 and a 3.35% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$170M

Instructional Salaries

1,484

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a total of $170M to 1,484 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

604 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1880 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Professor with 604 employees; Associate professor with 412 employees; and Associate professor with 318 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,880 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,769 employees; and Research with 1,006 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was Male Professor with 410 employees, Male Associate professor with 224 employees, and Female Professor with 194 employees.

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

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