University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,497
1.99% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$13,624
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.76%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
32.6%
956 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,014
97% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
70.5%
122 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 (70 degrees awarded), Technical Theatre Design & Technology (50 degrees), and General Dance (29 degrees).

In 2017, 236 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (178 degrees), 9.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $-7,503 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $-7,503 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,624.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,497
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, 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 $-7,503 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$13,624
2017 Value
1.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of North Carolina School of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,624. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew by 1.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,779
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was of $8,779 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 2.44% 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

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.99% with respect to 2016, 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.
4.76%
2016 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 4.76%, which represents 10 out of the 210 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 956 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 43.3% annual growth. Out of those 956 applicants, 312 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 32.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,014 students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 55.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

32.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
312
Accepted Out of 956

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 32.6% (312 admissions from 956 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 43.3%, while admissions declined by -14%.

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SAT Scores

63%
Submission Percentage
109
Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,014 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 984 students and the part-time enrollment is 30. 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 70.6% White, 9.47% Black or African American, 6.41% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 0.888% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0986% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (32.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.11%).

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 1,014 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 984 and the part-time enrollment is 30. This means that 97% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 School of the Arts was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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
    716
  2. Black or African American
    96
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    65

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 70.6% White, 9.47% Black or African American, 6.41% Hispanic or Latino, 4.83% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 0.888% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0986% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 4 fewer women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The majority of degree recipients at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are white (178 degrees awarded). There were 9.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is Cinematography & Film Production (70 degrees awarded), followed by Technical Theatre Design & Technology (50 degrees) and General Dance (29 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 (236 degrees awarded).

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 School of the Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (97,016 people), Graphic designers (91,073 people), Other managers (69,024 people), Other designers (57,300 people), and Postsecondary teachers (55,507 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (236 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, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (236 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 (165,720 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,805 people), Specialized design services (62,482 people), Computer Systems Design (60,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (55,351 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (236 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. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Cinematography & Film Production with 70 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 120
  2. 116

In 2017, 120 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (116).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 55 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 2.5 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Technical Theatre Design & Technology, which is 1.56 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 67% 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, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.82% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    178 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 9.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

2.12% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    90 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white female (90 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (88 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $56.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.57M (4.54%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $63.6M. University of North Carolina School of the Arts employs 56 Associate professors, 36 Assistant professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Male Associate professors (33), Male Assistant professors(24), and Male Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are: Service, with 69 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, and Management with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$56.5M
2017 Endowment
10.8%
growth from 2016

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $56.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.4M 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. $213k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of North Carolina School of the Arts received $213k 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

$27.2M
2017 Salaries
8.04%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a median of $27.2M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($63.6M) and a 8.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.2% decline from 2015 and a 5.7% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.84M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a total of $9.84M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Associate professor with 56 employees; Assistant professor with 36 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Service with 69 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees; and Management with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Male Associate professor with 33 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Professor with 23 employees.

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

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