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North Carolina Central University is a public historically black institution located in Durham, NC. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Around 8,600 students enroll at NCCU annually.
Areas of study available at North Carolina Central University include:
- Legal Professions And Studies
- Library Science
- Family And Consumer Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Security And Protective Services
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to North Carolina Central University. A score between 1140 to 1380 on the SAT, or 15 to 19 for the ACT is common among accepted students. Approximately 60% of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 26% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at nccu.edu.
The tuition at North Carolina Central University varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $5,300 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $17,000 annually. The cost of on-campus housing is about $4,700 per year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The mascot for NCCU is the "Eagles", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
Contact information, admission forms, areas of study offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.nccu.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students North Carolina Central University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting accepted to North Carolina Central University.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||390 - 460|
|SAT ® Math||400 - 470|
|SAT ® Writing||370 - 450|
|SAT ® Total Score||1160 - 1380|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||14 - 19|
|ACT ® Math||16 - 20|
|ACT ® Composite Score||16 - 19|
Acceptance Rate Table
We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at North Carolina Central University.
|Granted Admissions||4,472 (50%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||1,407 (31%)|
The total student enrollment at North Carolina Central University is about 8,600, where graduate students make up roughly 23% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- In-State Tuition: $3,200-$3,900
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $14,000-$16,580
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $410-$490 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $1,700-$2,100 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||90%||$9,618|
|Receiving Student Loans||86%||$5,828|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 17%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, North Carolina Central University may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
The overall graduation rate of North Carolina Central University is around 38%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||16%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||7%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- Law Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Theatre Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
North Carolina Central University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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