University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,019

2.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,100

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

24.4%

39,650 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

29,911

83.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

90.9%

3,652 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a higher education institution located in Orange County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were General Biological Sciences (530 degrees awarded), General Psychology (448 degrees), and General Economics (406 degrees).

In 2017, 9,254 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,868 degrees), 7.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (785 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $7,019, which is $-19,481 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $7,019, which is $-19,481 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,100.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,019

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was $7,019. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $-19,481 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,100

2017 Value

10.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,100. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,718

Room and Board

$1,442

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was of $11,718 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,442. The cost of room and board increased by 7.48% 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

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

30%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 52% 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.

1.8%

2016 Default Rate

75

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 1.8%, which represents 75 out of the 4170 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 at Chapel Hill received 39,650 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.6% annual growth. Out of those 39,650 applicants, 9,673 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 24.4% acceptance rate.

There were 29,911 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an overall enrollment yield of 45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

24.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,673

Accepted Out of 39,650

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 24.4% (9,673 admissions from 39,650 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 26.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 13.6%, while admissions grew by 2.9%.

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SAT Scores

39%

Submission Percentage

1,678

Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a total enrollment of 29,911 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,108 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,803. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.7% White, 9.48% Asian, 7.68% Black or African American, 7.02% Hispanic or Latino, 5.51% Two or More Races, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Asian Female (5.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Two or More Races Female (5.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,911 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 25,108 and the part-time enrollment is 4,803. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

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 at Chapel Hill was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    18,143

  2. Asian

    2,836

  3. Black or African American

    2,298

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 60.7% White, 9.48% Asian, 7.68% Black or African American, 7.02% Hispanic or Latino, 5.51% Two or More Races, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,112 students (3.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1372 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The majority of degree recipients at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are white (5,868 degrees awarded). There were 7.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (785 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is General Biological Sciences (530 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (448 degrees) and General Economics (406 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (320 degrees awarded), Library Science (43 degrees), and Physical Sciences (362 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 at Chapel Hill are Postsecondary teachers (122,361 people), Other managers (86,172 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (82,777 people), Physicians (78,476 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (60,787 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (320 degrees awarded), Library Science (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (362 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (111 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (234 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 at Chapel Hill are Surgeons, Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (320 degrees awarded), Library Science (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (362 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (111 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (234 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (223,809 people), Elementary & secondary schools (163,456 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (96,890 people), Computer Systems Design (72,943 people), and Scientific research & development services (55,393 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Cultural & Gender Studies (320 degrees awarded), Library Science (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (362 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (111 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (234 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 at Chapel Hill.

Most Common

  1. 530 degrees awarded

  2. 448 degrees awarded

  3. 406 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was General Biological Sciences with 530 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,941

  2. 5,313

In 2017, 3,941 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is 0.742 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,313).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 763 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.27 times more than the 336 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 383 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in General Psychology, which is 3.65 times more than the 105 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

81%

100% Completion Time

90%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 81% of students graduating from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (93.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is Female and White (93.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.685% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,868 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    785 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    636 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white (5,868 degrees awarded). There were 7.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (785 degrees).

3.61% of degree recipients (334 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,295 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,573 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    445 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is white female (3,295 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,573 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at nearly $2.95B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $269M (9.14%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a total salary expenditure of $3.12B. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employs 585 Professors, 375 Associate professors, and 263 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Male Professors (395), Male Associate professors(210), and Female Professors (190).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1991 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1836 employees, and Research with 1017 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.95B

2017 Endowment

1.63%

growth from 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an endowment valued at about $2.95B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grew 1.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.66B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $644M - Federal

  2. $19.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $644M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.29B

2017 Salaries

6.55%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a median of $1.29B in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.12B) and a 6.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.938% growth from 2015 and a 4.24% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$204M

Instructional Salaries

1,667

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paid a total of $204M to 1,667 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

585 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1991 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Professor with 585 employees; Associate professor with 375 employees; and Associate professor with 263 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,991 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,836 employees; and Research with 1,017 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was Male Professor with 395 employees, Male Associate professor with 210 employees, and Female Professor with 190 employees.

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

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