#19 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Student Population
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Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Online jcsu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Johnson C Smith University is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,168 prospective students applied, and 2,898 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 328 enrolled in the school.  1,499 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 66 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $16,014 plus fees of $2,770. JCSU is ranked 983 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Johnson C Smith University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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JCSU is rated within the lower 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 803/960
ACT 14/18
GPA 2.97
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Johnson C Smith University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,770
Room and Board $7,100
Budget for Other Expenses$6,250
Total One Year Cost$33,334

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$30,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Johnson C Smith University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Social Sciences 15%
Communication 12%
Computer and Information Sciences 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%

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