North Carolina Central University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Durham, NC

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$6,534

Avg in-state tuition

$19,241

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About North Carolina Central University

School Type: Public

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.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

North Carolina Central University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Durham, North Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,011, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 68%. The university offers 33 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 49%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,534, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,241.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

68% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 890-1050

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-19

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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8k

Students Enrolled

47%

Online Student Enrollment

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

Black

74%

White

11%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

2%

Asian

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

70%

Socio-economic diversity

72% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

22

Total Online Enrollment

3,771

Student Location Breakout

47% 53%

Percent of Programs Online

66% On-campus

34% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 27% online

Graduate Certificate 100% online

Master's 41% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

73%

State Grant Aid

59%

Institution Grant Aid

75%

Pell Grant

72%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,212
State Grant Aid $3,505
Institution Grant Aid $3,604
Pell Grant Aid $5,230

Financial Outlook

$29k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. 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.