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North Carolina Central University

Durham, North Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
8,207
North Carolina Central University overview
Location Durham, North Carolina
Online nccu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
North Carolina Central University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Durham, North Carolina, North Carolina Central University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,311 prospective students applied, and 5,650 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,027 enrolled in the school.  6,564 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,643 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $3,728 plus fees of $2,806. North Carolina Central University is ranked 993 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

3/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

North Carolina Central University is rated within the lower 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for North Carolina Central University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 890/1050
ACT 17/19
GPA 3.1
Applications Accepted
68% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$3,728
In State Costs for North Carolina Central University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,806
Room and Board $10,227
Budget for Other Expenses$6,205
Total One Year Cost$24,466
Out of State Resident Tuition
$16,435
Out of State Costs for North Carolina Central University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,806
Room and Board $10,227
Budget for Other Expenses$6,205
Total One Year Cost$37,173

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$35,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by North Carolina Central University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Work and Family Studies 11%
Health Professions 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199157 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina Central University.

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