University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,812

2.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,811

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.11%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

65.8%

16,696 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

29,317

78.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57%

1,680 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 General Psychology (389 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (356 degrees), and General Finance (338 degrees).

In 2017, 7,158 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,146 degrees), 4.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (983 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is $3,812, which is $-22,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is $3,812, which is $-22,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,811.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,812

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, 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 $-22,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,811

2017 Value

22.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of North Carolina at Charlotte had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,811. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Charlotte grew by 22.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,882

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was of $10,882 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.871% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.77% with respect to 2016, 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.

6.11%

2016 Default Rate

368

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was 6.11%, which represents 368 out of the 6024 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 16,696 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.69% annual decline. Out of those 16,696 applicants, 10,992 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 29,317 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2017, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an overall enrollment yield of 30.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

10,992

Accepted Out of 16,696

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte was 65.8% (10,992 admissions from 16,696 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 62%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.69%, while admissions grew by 1.16%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

2,087

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has a total enrollment of 29,317 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 23,098 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,219. This means that 78.8% 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 55.9% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, 5.98% Asian, 3.96% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.9%), followed by White Female (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.2%), followed by White Male (16.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,317 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 23,098 and the part-time enrollment is 6,219. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2017 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

    16,380

  2. Black or African American

    4,630

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,584

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 55.9% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, 5.98% Asian, 3.96% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 642 students (2.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 598 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The majority of degree recipients at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are white (4,146 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (983 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is General Psychology (389 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (356 degrees) and General Finance (338 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 (120 degrees awarded), History (140 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (139 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 Other managers (394,534 people), Software developers (392,527 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,168 people), Civil engineers (232,706 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (187,472 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees awarded), History (140 degrees), Language & Linguistics (139 degrees), Math & Statistics (159 degrees), and Engineering (602 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 Charlotte are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees awarded), History (140 degrees), Language & Linguistics (139 degrees), Math & Statistics (159 degrees), and Engineering (602 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 Charlotte are Architectural, engineering & related services (528,413 people), Computer Systems Design (475,115 people), Elementary & secondary schools (361,884 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,821 people), and Construction (299,404 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees awarded), History (140 degrees), Language & Linguistics (139 degrees), Math & Statistics (159 degrees), and Engineering (602 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. 389 degrees awarded

  2. 356 degrees awarded

  3. 338 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was General Psychology with 389 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,280

  2. 3,878

In 2017, 3,280 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which is 0.846 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,878).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 358 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Computer Science, which is 3.01 times more than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 308 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in General Psychology, which is 3.5 times more than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 (63.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is Female and Asian (63.5% 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, 2.14% of graduates (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,146 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    983 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    561 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is white (4,146 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (983 degrees).

2.31% of degree recipients (165 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,209 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,937 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    664 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is white female (2,209 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,937 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an endowment valued at nearly $187M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.4M (5.55%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of North Carolina at Charlotte had a total expenditure of $610M. Of that $610M, they spent $272M on salaries and $610M on benefits.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte employs 297 Associate professors, 231 Professors, and 228 Lecturers. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Male Professors (173), Male Associate professors(163), and Female Lecturers (144).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are: Office and Administrative Support, with 557 employees, Service, with 366 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 286 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$187M

2017 Endowment

10%

growth from 2016

University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an endowment valued at about $187M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Charlotte grew 10% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $99.8M 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. $29.5M - Federal

  2. $1.6M - State

  3. $935k - Local

As of 2017, University of North Carolina at Charlotte received $29.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.6M from state grants and contracts, and $935k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$272M

Salary Expenditure

$610M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of North Carolina at Charlotte had a total expenditure of $610M. Of that $610M, they spent $272M on salaries and $610M 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 Charlotte as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$272M

2017 Salaries

7.84%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of North Carolina at Charlotte paid a median of $272M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($610M) and a 7.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.23% decline from 2015 and a 5.11% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$95.4M

Instructional Salaries

1,080

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of North Carolina at Charlotte paid a total of $95.4M to 1,080 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

297 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

557 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte were Associate professor with 297 employees; Professor with 231 employees; and Professor with 228 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte were Office and Administrative Support with 557 employees; Service with 366 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 286 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was Male Professor with 173 employees, Male Associate professor with 163 employees, and Female Lecturer with 144 employees.

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

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