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 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

North Carolina State University at Raleigh - Raleigh, NC

2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001

General information:(919)515-2011
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:34,767(25,176 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
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
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 $5,475 $6,529 $7,018 -7%
Out-of-state $17,960 $19,064 $19,853 -4%
Books and supplies $950 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,966 $8,154 $8,536 -4%
Other $2,324 $2,744 $2,834 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,760 $8,154 $8,536 -5%
Other $2,600 $2,744 $2,834 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,670 $5,922 $6,193 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $16,715 $18,427 $19,388 -5%
Off Campus $17,785 $18,427 $19,388 -5%
Off Campus with Family $12,095 $13,451 $14,211 -7%
On Campus $29,200 $30,962 $32,223 -6%
Off Campus $30,270 $30,962 $32,223 -6%
Off Campus with Family $24,580 $25,986 $27,046 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,153
In-state fees $1,865
Out-of-state tuition $17,988
Out-of-state fees $1,865
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,958
In-state fee $1,876
Out-of-state tuition $18,006
Out-of-state fees $1,876
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 3,272 70% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,492 53% $23,694,298 $9,508
Federal grants 1,178 25% $6,038,056 $5,126
Pell grants 1,150 25% $4,819,222 $4,191
Other federal grants 1,010 22% $1,218,834 $1,207
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,729 37% $5,980,453 $3,459
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,133 45% $11,675,789 $5,474
Student loan aid 2,107 45% $11,203,946 $5,317
Federal student loans 2,056 44% $9,896,391 $4,813
Other student loans 170 4% $1,307,555 $7,692
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 12,584 50% $112,265,049 $8,921
Pell grants 5,897 23% $24,895,235 $4,222
Federal student loans 10,178 40% $60,514,031 $5,946


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 $7,978 $8,816 $9,847
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 $2,242 $3,872 $4,789
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,553 $5,642 $6,730
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,168 $9,301 $10,330
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,825 $13,986 $15,302
$110,001 and more $15,549 $16,267 $17,554

• 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 34,767
Undergraduate enrollment 25,176
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,027
Graduate enrollment 9,591

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$70

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$65

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 19,753 10,321 9,432
Percent admitted 54% 51% 57%
Percent admitted who enrolled 51% 25% 22%
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
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 4391 93%
ACT 1109 24%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 620
SAT Math 560 660
SAT Writing 510 610
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 22 27
ACT Math 24 29
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-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 105139
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1615
Football 115-
Golf 119
Gymnastics -19
Rifle --
Soccer 3225
Softball -20
Swimming and Diving 2930
Tennis 138
Volleyball -19
Wrestling 27-


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1928 Accredited


American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/10/1987 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1983 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

(ARTG) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Graphic Design

10/01/2001 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design

10/01/2004 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


Illegal weapons possession1226
Drug law violations4032 52
Liquor law violations1144537
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 122
Drug law violations 151530
Liquor law violations 122014
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 557
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 516
Aggravated assault 4129
Burglary 293441
Motor vehicle theft 81312
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 257
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 105
Aggravated assault 235
Burglary 71518
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 100
• (!) 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


Default Rate3.2%
Number in default109
Number in repayment3,397

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00297200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations-2---
Agricultural Business and Management, General18----
Agricultural Economics--0--
Agricultural Mechanization, General-6---
Agricultural and Extension Education Services-1261-
Agriculture, General157---
Agronomy and Crop Science-1596-
Animal Sciences, General-16134-
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production1----
Crop Production1----
Food Science-1194-
Horticultural Science-294-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping13----
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management4----
Poultry Science-142--
Soil Science and Agronomy, General--124-
Soil Sciences, Other-0---
Turf and Turfgrass Management149---
Category total1473447023-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Environmental Design/Architecture-1-1-
Landscape Architecture-921--
Category total-64471-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies-11---
German Studies-2---
Women's Studies-10---
Category total-28---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-18---
Botany/Plant Biology-131-
Genetics, General-572-
Genetics, Other--14-
Microbiology, General-4035-
Physiology, General--111-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology--34-
Zoology/Animal Biology-273-
Category total-5966643-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General-6211--
Business/Managerial Economics-50---
Category total-731318--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Organizational Communication, General--17--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-14---
Category total-25317--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-115325-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--20--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--39--
Category total-12921225-
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education Administration--2614-
Agricultural Teacher Education-119--
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--17--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--155-
Curriculum and Instruction--373-
Education, General-24---
Educational Evaluation and Research---6-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--536-
Educational/Instructional Technology--10--
Elementary Education and Teaching-513--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-201--
French Language Teacher Education-2---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--235-
History Teacher Education--0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-402--
Mathematics Teacher Education-184-
Reading Teacher Education--3--
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education-1---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-158-
Social Studies Teacher Education-211--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-3---
Special Education and Teaching, General--15--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth--88--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education-4264-
Category total-28133255-
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-60304-
Agricultural Engineering-40113-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-206-
Chemical Engineering-222915-
Civil Engineering, General-68714-
Computer Engineering, General-87588-
Construction Engineering-1---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-1496722-
Engineering, General-820--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-203--
Industrial Engineering-33113-
Manufacturing Engineering--30--
Materials Engineering-147-
Mechanical Engineering-15014-
Nuclear Engineering-21143-
Operations Research--135-
Textile Sciences and Engineering-14116-
Category total-1231488130-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-2---
Category total-49---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing--11--
English Language and Literature, General-236--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing--18--
Category total-10965--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General--4--
Category total--4--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--0--
French Language and Literature-44--
Spanish Language and Literature-315--
Category total-7019--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Veterinary Medicine----75
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General--57-
Category total--5775
History Colleges
History, General-56--
Public/Applied History--9--
Category total-10515--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-0---
Category total-0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-17---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-117--
Category total-2517--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-2178-
Financial Mathematics--0--
Mathematics, General-91312-
Statistics, General-22914-
Category total-755934-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies-24---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--171-
Nutrition Sciences-183-
Science, Technology and Society-11---
Systems Science and Theory--3--
Category total-175284-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-20--
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management-1---
Forestry, General--112-
Natural Resources Management and Policy-2615--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-39130-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology-3485-
Category total-1274517-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-382-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-5---
Category total-18382-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies-10---
Category total-29---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-34---
Chemistry, General-4315-
Geology/Earth Science, General-1---
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-1---
Physical Sciences, Other--136-
Physics, General-26176-
Category total-1333327-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-131313-
Category total-2311313-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration--352-
Social Work-3577--
Category total-351122-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-6---
Category total-6---
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General--3510-
International Relations and Affairs--29--
Political Science and Government, General-143---
Category total-2897612-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-0---
Design and Visual Communications, General-1711--
Fine and Studio Arts Management-7---
Graphic Design-306--
Industrial and Product Design-2015--
Category total-11532--
Grand total20231139575