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, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at North Carolina Central University is about 8,000, where graduate students make up roughly 14% 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 $9,800. 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: $3,600-$4,300
- Out-of-State: $16,000-$18,710
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $440-$530 per unit
- Out-of-State: $1,900-$2,300 per 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||87%||$9,400|
|Receiving Student Loans||85%||$7,464|
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 40%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- Law Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theatre Program
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by North Carolina Central 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
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
Visual and Performing Arts
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