University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,497
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,940
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.48%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
36.3%
1,197 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,070
97% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.7%
157 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a higher education institution located in Forsyth County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Cinematography & Film Production (71 degrees awarded), Technical Theatre Design & Technology (67 degrees), and General Dance (33 degrees).

In 2020, 281 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 50.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (196 degrees), 7.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $−7,903 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $−7,903 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,940.

In 2020, 63% of undergraduate students attending University of North Carolina School of the Arts received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,497
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was $6,497. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $−7,903 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$11,940
2020 Value
5.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of North Carolina School of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,940. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew by 5.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,156
Room and Board
$1,305
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was of $9,156 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,305. The cost of room and board increased by 1.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.16% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.97% with respect to 2019, when 67% 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.
3.48%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 3.48%, which represents 7 out of the 201 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 School of the Arts received 1,197 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 22.1% annual decline. Out of those 1,197 applicants, 435 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,070 students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2020, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 50.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
435
Accepted Out of 1,197

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 36.3% (435 admissions from 1,197 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 28.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −22.1%, while admissions declined by −2.03%.

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage
130
Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,070 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,038 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.5% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.53% Black or African American, 5.42% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.654% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0935% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.5%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Male (8.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,070 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,038 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 School of the Arts was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    712
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    110
  3. Black or African American
    102

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 66.5% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.53% Black or African American, 5.42% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.654% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0935% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 3 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white (196 degrees awarded). There were 7.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is Cinematography & Film Production (71 degrees awarded), followed by Technical Theatre Design & Technology (67 degrees) and General Dance (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (281 degrees awarded).

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 School of the Arts are Graphic designers (84,155 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (80,043 people), Other managers (67,929 people), Other designers (64,319 people), and Postsecondary teachers (53,367 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (281 degrees awarded).

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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 School of the Arts are Physicians, Surgeons, Credit analysts, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (281 degrees awarded).

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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 School of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (162,203 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (113,609 people), Specialized design services (60,617 people), Computer Systems Design (58,045 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (48,772 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (281 degrees awarded).

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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 School of the Arts.
Most Common
  1. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Cinematography & Film Production with 71 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

139
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
142
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 139 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which is 0.979 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (142).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 59 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.84 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Technical Theatre Design & Technology, which is 1.6 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 69% of students graduating from University of North Carolina School of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 2.55% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    196 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white (196 degrees awarded). There were 7.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

1.07% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    103 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    93 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white female (103 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (93 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $82.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.42M (1.73%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $71.5M. University of North Carolina School of the Arts employs 52 Associate professors, 35 Professors, and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Male Professors (27), Male Associate professors(27), and Male Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are: Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, Service, with 59 employees, and Management with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$82.2M
2020 Endowment
6.04%
growth from 2019

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $82.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew 6.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $71.7M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $86.5k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of North Carolina School of the Arts received $86.5k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.8M
2020 Salaries
2.13%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a median of $29.8M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($71.5M) and a 2.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.61% growth from 2018 and a 3.37% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M
Instructional Salaries
150
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a total of $10.4M to 150 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Associate professor with 52 employees; Professor with 35 employees; and Professor with 35 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees; Service with 59 employees; and Management with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Male Professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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

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