Johnson C Smith University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Charlotte, NC

This school is more affordable than other private schools

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$16,014

Avg tuition

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About Johnson C Smith University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Johnson C Smith University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,253, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 49%. The university offers 20 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 44%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $16,014.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

49% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

65% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

44% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 13-18

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 800-980

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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1k

Students enrolled

4%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

73%

Unknown

22%

White

1%

Hispanic

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

0%

Asian

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

82% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

4

Total Online Enrollment

51

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

81% On-campus

19% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 20% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's X Bold Not offered

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $16,014 $16,014
Graduate $17,798 $17,798

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $7,100
On-campus other expenses $6,250
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,400
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,250
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,250

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $30,564 $30,564
Off-campus without family $31,864 $31,864
Off-campus with family $23,464 $23,464

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

82%

State Grant Aid

49%

Institution Grant Aid

69%

Pell Grant

82%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,797
State Grant Aid $4,541
Institution Grant Aid $7,675
Pell Grant Aid $5,170

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

$26k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.