North Carolina Central University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,728

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,687

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.36%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

6,671 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,097

81.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.9%

546 Graduates

About

North Carolina Central University is a higher education institution located in Durham County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Carolina Central University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (131 degrees awarded), General Family & Consumer Sciences (107 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees).

In 2017, 1,790 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina Central University. 68.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (1,343 degrees), 5.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (233 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,728, which is $-17,005 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $3,728, which is $-17,005 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,687.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,728

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University was $3,728. The cost of tuition at North Carolina Central University is $-17,005 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,687

2017 Value

17.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 North Carolina Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,687. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of North Carolina Central University grew by 17.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,636

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina Central University was of $9,636 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.09% 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

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at North Carolina Central University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.27% with respect to 2016, when 79% 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.

8.36%

2016 Default Rate

205

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina Central University was 8.36%, which represents 205 out of the 2453 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

North Carolina Central University received 6,671 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22.5% annual decline. Out of those 6,671 applicants, 5,524 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,097 students enrolled at North Carolina Central University in 2017, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,524

Accepted Out of 6,671

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina Central University was 82.8% (5,524 admissions from 6,671 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -22.5%, while admissions declined by -3.83%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

790

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina Central University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina Central University has a total enrollment of 8,097 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,634 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,463. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at North Carolina Central University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% Black or African American, 11% White, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 4.25% Two or More Races, 1.21% Asian, 0.432% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina Central University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (54.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (46.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (17%) and White Female (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,097 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,634 and the part-time enrollment is 1,463. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at North Carolina Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 North Carolina Central University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), North Carolina Central University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    6,092

  2. White

    888

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    412

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Central University is 75.2% Black or African American, 11% White, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 4.25% Two or More Races, 1.21% Asian, 0.432% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0247% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 191 students (2.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 674 more women than men received degrees from North Carolina Central University. The majority of degree recipients at North Carolina Central University are black or african american (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 5.76 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (233 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina Central University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (131 degrees awarded), followed by General Family & Consumer Sciences (107 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Carolina Central University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (38 degrees awarded), Legal (174 degrees), and Human Sciences (134 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Social workers, all other (168,144 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (109,697 people), Other managers (53,109 people), Education administrators (33,576 people), and Physical therapists (30,752 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (38 degrees awarded), Legal (174 degrees), Human Sciences (134 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (121 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (161 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 North Carolina Central University are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (38 degrees awarded), Legal (174 degrees), Human Sciences (134 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (121 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (161 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 North Carolina Central University are Elementary & secondary schools (221,526 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (119,920 people), Individual & family services (103,485 people), Outpatient care centers (85,292 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (80,694 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Central University are Library Science (38 degrees awarded), Legal (174 degrees), Human Sciences (134 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (121 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (161 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 North Carolina Central University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina Central University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 131 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 558

  2. 1,232

In 2017, 558 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University, which is 0.453 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,232).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Central University in Law, which is 0.611 times less than the 108 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 124 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina Central University in General Family & Consumer Sciences, which is 12.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from North Carolina Central University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 (50.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina Central University is Female and Black or African American (50.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.65% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,343 degrees awarded

  2. White

    233 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina Central University is black or african american (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 5.76 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (233 degrees).

1.12% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    959 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    384 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Carolina Central University is black or african american female (959 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (384 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.47M (13.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, North Carolina Central University had a total salary expenditure of $203M. North Carolina Central University employs 116 Associate professors, 88 Assistant professors, and 72 No academic ranks. Most academics at North Carolina Central University are Male Associate professors (59), Female Associate professors(57), and Female Assistant professors (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 195 employees, Management, with 121 employees, and Service with 111 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.3M

2017 Endowment

16.8%

growth from 2016

North Carolina Central University has an endowment valued at about $33.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina Central University grew 16.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $134k 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. $7.94M - Federal

  2. $118k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, North Carolina Central University received $7.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $118k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$88.5M

2017 Salaries

3.71%

growth from 2016

In 2017, North Carolina Central University paid a median of $88.5M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($203M) and a 3.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.09% decline from 2015 and a 0.0477% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.6M

Instructional Salaries

380

Number of Employees

In 2017, North Carolina Central University paid a total of $29.6M to 380 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

116 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

195 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Associate professor with 116 employees; Assistant professor with 88 employees; and Assistant professor with 72 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Central University were Office and Administrative Support with 195 employees; Management with 121 employees; and Service with 111 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina Central University was Male Associate professor with 59 employees, Female Associate professor with 57 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 47 employees.

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