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OPE ID: 00295000
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North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707
General information:  (919) 530-6100
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,687 (5,917 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
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 students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty381159
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-144
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,342$8,986$9,288$9,5322.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,342$8,986$9,288$9,5322.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$16,953$17,996$18,547$18,8681.7%
Off Campus$17,353$18,396$18,947$19,2681.7%
Off Campus with Family$9,011$9,410$9,659$9,7360.8%
On Campus$27,526$28,569$29,120$30,2834.0%
Off Campus$27,926$28,969$29,520$30,6833.9%
Off Campus with Family$19,584$19,983$20,232$21,1514.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,335
In-state fees$1,994
Out-of-state tuition$15,984
Out-of-state fees$1,994
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid190098%————
Grant or scholarship aid81588%$7,547,380$9,261
Federal grants73179%$3,828,934$5,238
Pell grants72779%$3,469,393$4,772
Other federal grants15016%$359,541$2,397
State/local government grant or scholarships65571%$1,740,550$2,657
Institutional grants or scholarships74681%$1,977,896$2,651
Student loan aid82990%$6,226,258$7,511
Federal student loans82990%$6,226,258$7,511
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,95480%$41,011,627$8,278
Pell grants4,04265%$18,333,516$4,536
Federal student loans5,12682%$41,995,044$8,193
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$8,757$9,634$9,701
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,246$8,699$8,678
$30,001 – $48,000$8,994$9,879$10,410
$48,001 – $75,000$12,392$13,076$13,585
$75,001 – $110,000$15,677$16,639$16,575
$110,001 and more$14,584$16,856$16,769
  • 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.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment7,687
Undergraduate enrollment5,917
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment447
Graduate enrollment1,770
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 81%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 6%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 79%
25 and over: 21%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 14%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants11,2463,8937,353
Percent admitted43%40%45%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%22%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading400480
SAT Math410480
SAT Writing380460
ACT Composite1720
ACT English1520
ACT Math1621
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 9%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 47%
Transfer-out rate: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 43%
8-year: 45%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 46%
Female: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 48%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
White: 35%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 39%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--0-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General449--
Biomedical Sciences, General228--
Category total66170-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General8622--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General19d---
Category total119d22--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies74---
Category total74---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0---
Computer Science23d--
Information Science/Studies2319d--
Category total2522d--
Chemistry Teacher Education-0--
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-7d--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-17--
Curriculum and Instruction-8--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-1--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-3--
Educational/Instructional Technology-10d--
Elementary Education and Teaching20d---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0--
Health Teacher Education0---
History Teacher Education-0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching7d0d--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching12d---
Mathematics Teacher Education-0--
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-22--
Special Education and Teaching, General-10--
Category total39d78d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General304--
Category total304--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General0---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General11923--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0---
Category total11923--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature5---
Category total5---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer7---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-32--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-17--
Public Health Education and Promotion48---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse57d---
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy-0--
Category total112d49--
History, General193--
Category total193--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-8--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies131d---
Category total131d8--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--141-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-80d--
Category total-80d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General74--
Category total74--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science12---
Category total12---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General224--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General203-0
Category total427-0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General710--
Geology/Earth Science, General-4--
Physics, General23--
Category total917--
Psychology, General7915--
Category total7915--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration1742--
Social Work4024--
Category total5766--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General46---
Category total678--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music0---
Category total0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General18---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Jazz/Jazz Studies44--
Music, General15d---
Category total42d4--
Grand total1,0544271410
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 113
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 21
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,307
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,904
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,139
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined9778
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1938 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics8/1/1982 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/1/1995 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program12/1/1951 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1950 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs9/1/1993 -  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(!)9/1/1997 -  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 schools1/1/1962 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession235
Drug law violations115331
Liquor law violations494
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations12518
Liquor law violations032
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible542
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault428
Motor vehicle theft331
  • 2010, Line C was changed from 2 to 3 due to miscount 2011, Line C was changed from 5 to 4 due to miscount 2013, Line G decrease in on campus burglary due to increase security measures
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible142
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault202
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate13.3%16.8%17.0%
Number in default347424375
Number in repayment2,6032,5182,205
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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