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North Carolina Central University Demographics & Diversity

Durham, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at North Carolina Central University are mostly Black with a small White population. The school has very low racial diversity. 94% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

North Carolina Central University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of North Carolina Central University students
Race Percent of Students
White 6%
Black 81%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 124% more female students than male students enrolled at North Carolina Central University with a gender ratio of 69% women to 31% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, North Carolina Central University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for North Carolina Central University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 31%
Women 69%
Enrollment by gender for North Carolina Central University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,533
Women 5,674

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

North Carolina Central University serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 75 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for North Carolina Central University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 75%
Out of State 21%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,501 per year

72% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.4%
Part time Undergrads 11.7%

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