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 North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University - Durham, NC

1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707

General information:(919)530-6100
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:8,359(6,416 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,922 $4,561 $4,801 -5%
Out-of-state $13,991 $15,134 $15,374 -2%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,528 $7,944 $8,342 -5%
Other $2,310 $2,310 $2,310 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,528 $7,944 $8,342 -5%
Other $2,710 $2,710 $2,710 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,710 $2,710 $2,710 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $15,260 $16,315 $16,953 0%
Off Campus $15,660 $16,715 $17,353 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,132 $8,771 $9,011 -11%
On Campus $25,329 $26,888 $27,526 -4%
Off Campus $25,729 $27,288 $27,926 0%
Off Campus with Family $18,201 $19,344 $19,584 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,952
In-state fees $1,849
Out-of-state tuition $13,525
Out-of-state fees $1,849
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,728
In-state fee $1,781
Out-of-state tuition $15,377
Out-of-state fees $1,781
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,192 98% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,098 90% $10,561,098 $9,618
Federal grants 941 77% $6,068,973 $6,449
Pell grants 931 76% $4,985,949 $5,355
Other federal grants 767 63% $1,083,024 $1,412
State/local government grant or scholarships 926 76% $2,629,826 $2,840
Institutional grants or scholarships 775 64% $1,862,299 $2,403
Student loan aid 1,053 86% $6,136,830 $5,828
Federal student loans 1,053 86% $6,134,330 $5,826
Other student loans 1 0% $2,500 $2,500
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,124 79% $43,602,204 $8,509
Pell grants 4,141 64% $21,032,445 $5,079
Federal student loans 5,158 79% $36,368,819 $7,051


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,700 $5,929 $6,682
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,430 $4,481 $5,615
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,919 $5,916 $6,081
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,435 $9,944 $9,529
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,058 $13,509 $14,201
$110,001 and more $13,871 $14,218 $15,941

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,359
Undergraduate enrollment 6,416
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 446
Graduate enrollment 1,943

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,920 2,771 5,149
Percent admitted 61% 55% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 55% 15% 16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1169 95%
ACT 192 16%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 380 460
SAT Math 390 470
SAT Writing 370 450
ACT Composite 15 19
ACT English 13 18
ACT Math 16 18
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 1922
Baseball 28-
Basketball 1516
Bowling -7
Football 87-
Golf 8-
Softball -25
Tennis 56
Volleyball -14


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1938 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

08/01/1982 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1950 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

09/01/1993 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1997 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1962 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1951 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession522
Drug law violations226 11
Liquor law violations244
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 031
Liquor law violations 040
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 225
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 303
Aggravated assault 414
Burglary 361932
Motor vehicle theft 723
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 221
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 112
Burglary 221029
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice Postbaccalaureate certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General416--
Biomedical Sciences, General1714--
Category total5820--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General13--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General1---
Category total13534--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies44---
Category total44---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science34--
Information Science/Studies1824--
Category total2128--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education2---
Biology Teacher Education1---
Chemistry Teacher Education-0--
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-13--
Curriculum and Instruction-14--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances-2--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation-1--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-0--
Educational/Instructional Technology-10--
Elementary Education and Teaching210--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education20--
Health Teacher Education0---
History Teacher Education60--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching30--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching8---
Mathematics Teacher Education-0--
Music Teacher Education1---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5---
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-34--
Special Education and Teaching, General-14--
Category total4989--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General205--
Category total205--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General0---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General1049--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0---
Category total1049--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature3---
Category total4---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer3---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-39--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-1--
Public Health Education and Promotion28---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse63---
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy-0--
Category total9451--
History Colleges
History, General234--
Category total234--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-13--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3---
Category total8513--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Category total--178-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-127--
Category total-127--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General43--
Category total43--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0---
Category total0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General273--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General201-0
Category total474-0
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General11--
Geology/Earth Science, General-2--
Physics, General03--
Category total36--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General115--
Category total7715--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration2163--
Social Work2713--
Category total4876--
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General1---
Category total706--
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Religious/Sacred Music0---
Category total0---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General11---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6---
Jazz/Jazz Studies43--
Music, General7---
Category total283--
Grand total1341780