University of North Carolina Wilmington

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,356

4.01% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,218

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.54%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.8%

10,443 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

15,740

81.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

71.9%

1,427 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina Wilmington is a higher education institution located in New Hanover County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina Wilmington were General Business Administration & Management (617 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (306 degrees), and General Psychology (222 degrees).

In 2016, 3,869 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina Wilmington. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,096 degrees), 13.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $4,356, which is $-15,804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $4,356, which is $-15,804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,218.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,356

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington was $4,356. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $-15,804 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$16,218

2016 Value

8.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of North Carolina Wilmington had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,218. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of North Carolina Wilmington grew by 8.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,466

Room and Board

$1,082

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina Wilmington was of $9,466 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,082. The cost of room and board increased by 2.81% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina Wilmington received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.77% with respect to 2015, 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.

3.54%

2015 Default Rate

106

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina Wilmington was 3.54%, which represents 106 out of the 2992 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 Wilmington received 10,443 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.75% annual decline. Out of those 10,443 applicants, 7,493 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,740 students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2016, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina Wilmington has an overall enrollment yield of 29.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,493

Accepted Out of 10,443

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina Wilmington was 71.8% (7,493 admissions from 10,443 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 61%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -8.75%, while admissions grew by 7.41%.

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SAT Scores

34%

Submission Percentage

765

Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina Wilmington has a total enrollment of 15,740 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina Wilmington is 12,786 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,954. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina Wilmington, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.4% White, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.52% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0889% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.6%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (51.8%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina Wilmington, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,740 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina Wilmington is 12,786 and the part-time enrollment is 2,954. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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 Wilmington was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of North Carolina Wilmington had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,176

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,033

  3. Black or African American

    869

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina Wilmington is 77.4% White, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.52% Black or African American, 3.3% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0889% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 512 students (3.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1047 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina Wilmington. The majority of degree recipients at University of North Carolina Wilmington are white (3,096 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina Wilmington is General Business Administration & Management (617 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (306 degrees) and General Psychology (222 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina Wilmington, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (106 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (228 degrees), and Physical Sciences (158 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 Wilmington are Physicians & surgeons (467,020 people), Miscellaneous managers (277,171 people), Postsecondary teachers (266,254 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (243,128 people), and Other Physical Scientists (125,262 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina Wilmington are Natural Resources & Conservation (106 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (228 degrees), Physical Sciences (158 degrees), English (159 degrees), and Biology (332 degrees).

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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 Wilmington are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina Wilmington are Natural Resources & Conservation (106 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (228 degrees), Physical Sciences (158 degrees), English (159 degrees), and Biology (332 degrees).

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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 Wilmington are Hospitals (591,457 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (501,221 people), Elementary & secondary schools (448,360 people), Offices of physicians (195,366 people), and Scientific research & development services (178,697 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina Wilmington are Natural Resources & Conservation (106 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (228 degrees), Physical Sciences (158 degrees), English (159 degrees), and Biology (332 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 Wilmington.

Most Common

  1. 617 degrees awarded

  2. 306 degrees awarded

  3. 222 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina Wilmington was General Business Administration & Management with 617 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,411

  2. 2,458

In 2016, 1,411 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina Wilmington, which is 0.574 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,458).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 382 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina Wilmington in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 265 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 283 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina Wilmington in Registered Nursing, which is 12.3 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 49% of students graduating from University of North Carolina Wilmington 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina Wilmington is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 1.12% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,096 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    227 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    188 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina Wilmington is white (3,096 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (227 degrees).

2.61% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,941 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,155 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    164 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina Wilmington is white female (1,941 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,155 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina Wilmington has an endowment valued at nearly $88.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.9M (6.7%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of North Carolina Wilmington had a total expenditure of $289M. Of that $289M, they spent $128M on salaries and $289M on benefits.

University of North Carolina Wilmington employs 184 Professors, 179 Associate professors, and 134 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina Wilmington are Male Professors (130), Female Associate professors(90), and Male Associate professors (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington are: Office and Administrative Support, with 344 employees, Service, with 162 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 129 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$88.1M

2015 Endowment

3.32%

growth from 2014

University of North Carolina Wilmington has an endowment valued at about $88.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina Wilmington grew 3.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $59.3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.25M - Federal

  2. $857k - State

  3. $179k - Local

As of 2015, University of North Carolina Wilmington received $6.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $857k from state grants and contracts, and $179k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$128M

Salary Expenditure

$289M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of North Carolina Wilmington had a total expenditure of $289M. Of that $289M, they spent $128M on salaries and $289M 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 Wilmington as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$128M

2015 Salaries

1.85%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of North Carolina Wilmington paid a median of $128M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($289M) and a 1.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.37% growth from 2013 and a 3.43% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.3M

Instructional Salaries

630

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of North Carolina Wilmington paid a total of $46.3M to 630 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

184 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

344 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington were Professor with 184 employees; Associate professor with 179 employees; and Associate professor with 134 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington were Office and Administrative Support with 344 employees; Service with 162 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 129 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington was Male Professor with 130 employees, Female Associate professor with 90 employees, and Male Associate professor with 89 employees.

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

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