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North Carolina Central University Overview

North Carolina Central University is a public institution located in Durham, North Carolina. Durham is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is North Carolina Central University Known For?

1,145 Undergraduate Awards
$26,920 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at North Carolina Central University.
  • In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.

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North Carolina Central University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at North Carolina Central University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular General Family & Consumer Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular General Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards North Carolina Central University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#55 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#60 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is North Carolina Central University?

Location of North Carolina Central University

Contact details for North Carolina Central University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-530-6100
Website: www.nccu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nccentraluniv
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nccu

How Do I Get Into North Carolina Central University?

You can apply to North Carolina Central University online at: www.nccu.edu/admissionsandaid/applynow.cfm

Admission Requirements for North Carolina Central University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into North Carolina Central University?

83% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
62% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at North Carolina Central University is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to North Carolina Central University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 520. Math scores were between 450 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for North Carolina Central University  ( 450 to 520 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for North Carolina Central University  ( 450 to 510 )
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800
North Carolina Central University received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 20. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 20.

ACT English Scores for North Carolina Central University  ( 15 to 20 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for North Carolina Central University  ( 16 to 20 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for North Carolina Central University  ( 17 to 20 )
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36

Can I Afford North Carolina Central University?

$26,920 Net Price
87% Take Out Loans
8.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of North Carolina Central University is $26,920. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At North Carolina Central University, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $6,745 a year. That adds up to $26,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Carolina Central University is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

North Carolina Central University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,012 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,101 undergraduate students at North Carolina Central University, with 5,012 being full-time and 1,089 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  North Carolina Central University

There are also 1,910 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,012 full-time undergraduates at North Carolina Central University, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  North Carolina Central University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of North Carolina Central University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of North Carolina Central University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 4,098
Hispanic or Latino 290
White 222
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 339

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at North Carolina Central University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at North Carolina Central University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, India, and China.

Online Learning at North Carolina Central University

1,063 Took All Classes Online
3,607 Took At Least One Class Online
14.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at North Carolina Central University. In 2017-2018, 3,607 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at North Carolina Central University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 22nd most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of North Carolina Central University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at North Carolina Central University was 14.6%. This is the #1,094 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at North Carolina Central University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of North Carolina Central University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 44%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11%
Education 9%
Educational Administration 26%
General Psychology 21%
General Social Sciences 28%
Health Professions 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 11%
Information Science 28%
Instructional Media Design 64%
Nursing 14%
Psychology 21%
Social Sciences 23%
Visual & Performing Arts 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at North Carolina Central University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at North Carolina Central University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Music #9
Library & Information Science #16
Hospitality Management #19
General Social Sciences #19
Student Counseling #19
Library Science #20
Information Science #20
Mental & Social Health Services #23
Visual & Performing Arts #35
Instructional Media Design #51
General Psychology #62
Special Education #67
Social Sciences #72
Psychology #87
Teacher Education Grade Specific #107
Computer & Information Sciences #145
Criminal Justice & Corrections #156
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #173
Nursing #220
Education #276
Health Professions #363
Business, Management & Marketing #415

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

North Carolina Central University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Criminal Justice & Corrections 139 20 0 159
Law 0 0 129 129
General Family & Consumer Sciences 91 36 0 127
Business Administration & Management 107 19 0 126
General Psychology 94 20 0 114
Social Work 39 56 0 95
General Social Sciences 92 0 0 92
General Biology 75 8 0 83
Communication & Media Studies 80 0 0 80
Nursing 77 0 0 77
Teacher Education Grade Specific 41 17 0 58
Public Administration 0 51 0 51
Health & Physical Education 38 12 0 50
Communication Sciences 0 45 0 45
Recreation Administration 42 3 0 45
Political Science & Government 40 0 0 40
Public Health 30 0 0 30
Information Science 0 29 0 29
Library & Information Science 0 28 0 28
Student Counseling 0 23 0 23
Music 12 8 0 20
Educational Administration 0 19 0 19
Mental & Social Health Services 0 19 0 19
Fine & Studio Arts 19 0 0 19
History 15 3 0 18
Computer Information Systems 16 0 0 16
Liberal Arts General Studies 15 0 0 15
Hospitality Management 14 0 0 14
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 11 2 13
Accounting 13 0 0 13
Chemistry 10 3 0 13
General English Literature 10 2 0 12
Instructional Media Design 0 11 0 11
Allied Health Professions 11 0 0 11
Natural Resources Conservation 8 0 0 8
Mathematics 5 1 0 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 6 0 6
Special Education 0 4 0 4
Romance Languages 4 0 0 4
General Visual & Performing Arts 4 0 0 4
Physics 3 0 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 1,145 454 131 1,730

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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