University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,812
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,200
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.91%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
65%
21,868 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
29,615
79.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59%
2,069 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a higher education institution located in Mecklenburg County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina at Charlotte were Computer Science (463 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (427 degrees), and General Finance (386 degrees).

In 2019, 8,035 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,503 degrees), 3.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1175 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is $3,812, which is $−24,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is $3,812, which is $−24,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,200.

In 2019, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,812
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was $3,812. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is $−24,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,200
2019 Value
1.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of North Carolina at Charlotte had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,200. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Charlotte grew by 1.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,433
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was of $11,433 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 2.53% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2% with respect to 2018, when 50% 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.
5.91%
2017 Default Rate
377
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was 5.91%, which represents 377 out of the 6384 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 Charlotte received 21,868 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 27.1% annual growth. Out of those 21,868 applicants, 14,225 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65% acceptance rate.

There were 29,615 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2019, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
14,225
Accepted Out of 21,868

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte was 65% (14,225 admissions from 21,868 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 27.1%, while admissions grew by 23.7%.

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SAT Scores

71%
Submission Percentage
2,601
Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has a total enrollment of 29,615 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 23,446 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,169. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.1% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 9.93% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Asian, 4.25% Two or More Races, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0844% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.9%), followed by White Female (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (8.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.8%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Black or African American Female (7.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,615 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 23,446 and the part-time enrollment is 6,169. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Charlotte was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of North Carolina at Charlotte 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
    16,013
  2. Black or African American
    4,618
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,940

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 54.1% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 9.93% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Asian, 4.25% Two or More Races, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0844% 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, 543 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 455 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is white (4,503 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1175 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is Computer Science (463 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (427 degrees) and General Finance (386 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (234 degrees), and History (142 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 Charlotte are Software developers (574,612 people), Other managers (193,030 people), Secondary school teachers (131,126 people), Postsecondary teachers (128,375 people), and Computer & information systems managers (127,250 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (234 degrees), History (142 degrees), Language & Linguistics (146 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (856 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 Charlotte are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (234 degrees), History (142 degrees), Language & Linguistics (146 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (856 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 Charlotte are Computer Systems Design (627,887 people), Elementary & secondary schools (345,296 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (262,418 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (188,569 people), and Insurance carriers (122,273 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (234 degrees), History (142 degrees), Language & Linguistics (146 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (856 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 Charlotte.
Most Common
  1. 463 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 427 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 386 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was Computer Science with 463 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,790
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,245
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,790 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which is 0.893 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,245).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 499 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Computer Science, which is 3.64 times more than the 137 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 316 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in General Psychology, which is 4.39 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 29% of students graduating from University of North Carolina at Charlotte completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is Female and Hispanic or Latino (74.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 2.75% of graduates (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,503 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,175 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    658 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is white (4,503 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1175 degrees).

2.02% of degree recipients (162 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,289 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,214 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    744 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is white female (2,289 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,214 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an endowment valued at nearly $212M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10M (4.72%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Charlotte had a total salary expenditure of $647M. University of North Carolina at Charlotte employs 308 Associate professors, 277 Professors, and 268 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Male Professors (188), Male Associate professors(163), and Female Lecturers (158).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are: Office and Administrative Support, with 582 employees, Service, with 411 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 351 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$212M
2019 Endowment
5.1%
growth from 2018

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an endowment valued at about $212M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Charlotte grew 5.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $99.1M lower 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $35.6M - Federal
  2. $954k - State
  3. $1.42M - Local

As of 2019, University of North Carolina at Charlotte received $35.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $954k from state grants and contracts, and $1.42M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$293M
2019 Salaries
3.95%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Charlotte paid a median of $293M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($647M) and a 3.95% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.64% growth from 2017 and a 7.84% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$98.5M
Instructional Salaries
1,095
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of North Carolina at Charlotte paid a total of $98.5M to 1,095 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
308 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
582 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte were Associate professor with 308 employees; Professor with 277 employees; and Professor with 268 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte were Office and Administrative Support with 582 employees; Service with 411 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 351 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was Male Professor with 188 employees, Male Associate professor with 163 employees, and Female Lecturer with 158 employees.

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

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