Johnson C Smith University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Charlotte, NC. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Over 1,300 students enroll at Johnson C Smith University yearly.
Students may pick from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Communications And Journalism
- Social Sciences
- Liberal Arts And Sciences
The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 750 to 960 for the SAT exam and within the range of 15 to 19 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Johnson C Smith University. Only 29% of applicants are admitted to the school due to the high volume of applicants and the intense competition for the limited enrollment spaces available. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is approximately $19,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending Johnson C Smith University. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $4,300 per year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.
Johnson C Smith University has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
Contact information, tuition information, programs offered, and much more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.jcsu.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates JCSU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Johnson C Smith University has a total student population of about 1,400, where graduate students make up roughly 23% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $15,000-$19,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $420 to $500 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$13,068|
|Receiving Student Loans||89%||$8,336|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Johnson C Smith University may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
JCSU has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 44%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||32%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||5%|
Johnson C Smith University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Track and Field (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Football (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Johnson C Smith University by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Johnson C Smith University for official up-to-date information.