North Carolina Central University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

North Carolina Central University School of Education
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North Carolina Central University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 67% in 2016, North Carolina Central University's admissions are not highly competitive. Those interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application (which can be filled out online), scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts. If you have any questions about the admissions process, be sure to get in touch with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

North Carolina Central University Description:

North Carolina Central University first opened its doors in 1910, and today it stands as one of the top-ranked historically black universities in the country. This public university located in Durham, North Carolina, represents an excellent educational value. The university offers bachelor's degrees in over 100 fields, and the school has notable strengths in biology and the health sciences. NCCU's curriculum also places a heavy emphasis on community service. On the athletic front, the NCCU Eagles will compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) beginning in July, 2010.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,094 (6,283 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,132 (in-state); $18,590 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,636
  • Other Expenses: $4,267
  • Total Cost: $21,535 (in-state); $33,993 (out-of-state)

North Carolina Central University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,481
    • Loans: $6,715

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Family and Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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North Carolina Central University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the official NCCU website:

"North Carolina Central University is a comprehensive university offering programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and selected professional levels. It is the nation's first public liberal arts institution founded for African-Americans. The university upholds a strong liberal arts tradition and a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse educational and cultural environment. It seeks to encourage intellectual productivity and to increase the academic and professional skills of its students and faculty."