University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,370

4.08% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,452

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.95%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.4%

667 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,040

97.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

64.8%

92 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 (62 degrees awarded), Technical Theatre Design & Technology (37 degrees), and General Drama & Theater Arts (25 degrees).

In 2016, 214 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 49.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (154 degrees), 6.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,370, which is $-7,601 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,370, which is $-7,601 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,452.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,370

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was $6,370. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $-7,601 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$13,452

2016 Value

0.576%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of North Carolina School of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,452. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew by 0.576%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,570

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 $8,570 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.47% with respect to 2015, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.95%

2015 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 5.95%, which represents 11 out of the 185 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 667 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 24.8% annual decline. Out of those 667 applicants, 363 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,040 students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2016, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 58.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

363

Accepted Out of 667

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 54.4% (363 admissions from 667 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 34.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -248%, while admissions grew by 19%.

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SAT Scores

65%

Submission Percentage

138

Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,040 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,013 students and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 97.4% 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 72.3% White, 9.13% Black or African American, 7.02% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.577% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0962% 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 (37.3%), followed by White Male (36.1%) and Black or African American Male (4.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,040 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,013 and the part-time enrollment is 27. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 85%. 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

    752

  2. Black or African American

    95

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    73

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 72.3% White, 9.13% Black or African American, 7.02% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.577% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0962% 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 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 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 (154 degrees awarded). There were 6.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is Cinematography & Film Production (62 degrees awarded), followed by Technical Theatre Design & Technology (37 degrees) and General Drama & Theater Arts (25 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 (214 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 Designers (183,898 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (86,794 people), Miscellaneous managers (78,762 people), Postsecondary teachers (49,202 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (39,693 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (214 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 Dentists, Dental hygienists, Physicians & surgeons, Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (214 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 (154,656 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (105,079 people), Specialized design services (62,824 people), Computer Systems Design (53,666 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (49,122 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (214 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. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Cinematography & Film Production with 62 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 109

  2. 105

In 2016, 109 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 (105).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 42 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.75 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 38 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Technical Theatre Design & Technology, which is 1.81 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 59% 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, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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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 (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, 3.26% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    154 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white (154 degrees awarded). There were 6.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

2.34% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    81 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white male (81 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (73 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $52.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.83M (3.51%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a total expenditure of $59.6M. Of that $59.6M, they spent $26.3M on salaries and $59.6M on benefits.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts employs 53 Associate professors, 39 Assistant professors, and 27 Instructors. Most academics at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Male Associate professors (31), Male Assistant professors(26), and Female Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are: Service, with 70 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 66 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52.2M

2015 Endowment

12.7%

growth from 2014

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $52.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew 12.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.6M 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. $1.55k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of North Carolina School of the Arts received $1.55k 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

Primary Expenses

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$26.3M

Salary Expenditure

$59.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a total expenditure of $59.6M. Of that $59.6M, they spent $26.3M on salaries and $59.6M 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 School of the Arts as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.3M

2015 Salaries

5.7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a median of $26.3M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($59.6M) and a 5.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.81% growth from 2013 and a 3.08% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.68M

Instructional Salaries

135

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a total of $8.68M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

53 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

70 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Associate professor with 53 employees; Assistant professor with 39 employees; and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Service with 70 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 66 employees; and Management with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Male Associate professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Associate professor with 22 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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