University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,497
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,579
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.13%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
28.9%
1,536 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,086
97.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
72.5%
124 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 (46 degrees), and General Dance (30 degrees).

In 2019, 247 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 49% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (165 degrees), 7.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $−8,003 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $−8,003 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,579.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,497
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, 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 $−8,003 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,579
2019 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of North Carolina School of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,579. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,021
Room and Board
$1,290
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was of $9,021 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,290. The cost of room and board increased by 0.49% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.18% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.47% with respect to 2018, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.13%
2017 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 4.13%, which represents 9 out of the 218 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 1,536 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 29.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,536 applicants, 444 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,086 students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2019, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 52.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
444
Accepted Out of 1,536

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 28.9% (444 admissions from 1,536 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 38.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 29.6%, while admissions declined by −1.99%.

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SAT Scores

64%
Submission Percentage
149
Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,086 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,056 students and the part-time enrollment is 30. This means that 97.2% 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 69% White, 8.38% Hispanic or Latino, 8.29% Black or African American, 5.34% Two or More Races, 2.67% Asian, 0.737% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0921% 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 (29.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Black or African American Male (8.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,086 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,056 and the part-time enrollment is 30. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 School of the Arts was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), 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
    749
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    91
  3. Black or African American
    90

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 69% White, 8.38% Hispanic or Latino, 8.29% Black or African American, 5.34% Two or More Races, 2.67% Asian, 0.737% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0921% 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 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 20 students (1.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 5 fewer 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 (165 degrees awarded). There were 7.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 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 (46 degrees) and General Dance (30 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 (247 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 (96,595 people), Other managers (73,930 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (73,255 people), Postsecondary teachers (59,029 people), and Other designers (58,898 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (247 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, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (247 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 (170,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,180 people), Specialized design services (59,359 people), Computer Systems Design (58,603 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (52,038 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (247 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. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

126
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
121
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 126 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (121).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 56 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.56 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 36 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 0.643 times less than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 68% 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, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.
Black or African American 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 Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 1.61% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    165 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white (165 degrees awarded). There were 7.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

2.83% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    84 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white female (84 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $77.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.5M (3.22%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $66.9M. University of North Carolina School of the Arts employs 59 Associate professors, 41 Assistant professors, and 30 Professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Male Associate professors (34), Male Assistant professors(27), and Male Professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are: Service, with 67 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 65 employees, and Management with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$77.5M
2019 Endowment
14.5%
growth from 2018

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $77.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew 14.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $67.4M 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. $20.6k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of North Carolina School of the Arts received $20.6k 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

$29.2M
2019 Salaries
3.61%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a median of $29.2M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($66.9M) and a 3.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.37% growth from 2017 and a 8.04% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.8M
Instructional Salaries
154
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a total of $10.8M to 154 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Associate professor with 59 employees; Assistant professor with 41 employees; and Assistant professor with 30 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Service with 67 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees; and Management with 52 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Male Associate professor with 34 employees, Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Male Professor with 25 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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