#14 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Johnson C Smith University overview
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Online jcsu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Johnson C Smith University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

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 2,634 prospective students applied, and 1,173 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 245 enrolled in the school.  1,107 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 59 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $16,174 plus fees of $2,770. JCSU is ranked 855 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 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 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Johnson C Smith University overview
SAT 800/980
ACT 13/18
GPA 2.48

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$1,600
Other Fees$2,770
Room and Board $7,100
Budget for Other Expenses$5,800
Total One Year Cost$33,444

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198756 IPEDS survey data for Johnson C Smith University.

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