Johnson C Smith University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4146 of 14,131 In the World
#1171 of 2,597 In North America
#1097 of 2,496 In the United States
#30 of 65 In North Carolina
#3 of 4 In Charlotte

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
49%
Average SAT
890
Average ACT
16
Avg. cost to attend
$20,468 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
1,253
Graduates
53
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.jcsu.edu

Johnson C Smith University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 49% 49% 49%
Applicants 7,160 2,506 4,654
Admissions 3,523 1,233 2,290
Freshmen enrolled full time 237 86 151

51 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
165 or 70%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 800
or below

75% of them
had 980
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Johnson C Smith University are 800-980 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
129 or 54%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 13
or below

75% of them
had 18
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Johnson C Smith University are 13-18 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Recommended
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 949 (73%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 293 (23%)
White 19 (1%)
Hispanic 19 (1%)
Nonresident Alien 8 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.5%)
Two or more races 3 (0.2%)
Asian 3 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$20,468/year
Average aid awarded
$13,847
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,176
$30-48K $20,919
$48-75K $18,899
$75-110K $25,286
$110K+ $26,829

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $16,014$17,798
Tuition in-state $16,014$17,798
Tuition out-of-state $16,014$17,798
Fee in-district $2,770
Fee in-state $2,770
Fee out-of-state $2,770

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,179
Combined charge for room and board $7,100
Room charge $4,086
Meal charge $3,014

Johnson C Smith University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Social Work 24 42
Business Administration and Management, General 51
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 29
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 22
Criminology 20
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 19
Mass Communication & Media Studies 17
Psychology, General 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling 5
Computer Engineering, General 4
Political Science and Government, General 4
Chemistry, General 2
Information Technology 2
Music Performance, General 2
Dance, General 1
History, General 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1
Grand Total 228 42
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 44% 34% 51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 25%

Publications & Citations

Publications
253
Citations
3,938

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
63 / 1,251
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
58 / 1,250
Engineering
52 / 343
Computer Science
49 / 907
Psychology
29 / 646
Biology
27 / 476
Mathematics
20 / 776
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
20 / 595
Sociology
18 / 55
Automation and Control engineering
17 / 70
Business
16 / 356
Computer Vision
15 / 339
Economics
15 / 193
Health Science
14 / 330
Physics
13 / 95
Veterinary
12 / 112
Math Teachers
11 / 732
Robotics
11 / 121
Virology
11 / 127
Demography
10 / 351
Public Health
10 / 288
Art & Design
10 / 46
Chemistry
10 / 264
Gender Studies
9 / 65
Social Psychology
9 / 217
Education Majors
9 / 298
Optical Engineering
8 / 61
Political Science
8 / 5
Computer Networking
6 / 38
Gerontology
5 / 49
Pharmacy
5 / 91
Development Studies
5 / 182
Environmental Science
5 / 218
Immunology
5 / 53
Computer Engineering
4 / 8
Inorganic Chemistry
4 / 78
Public Policy / Administration
4 / 11
Investment Banking and Stock trading
4 / 5
Applied Mathematics
4 / 8
Psychiatry
4 / 88

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 1
1992 4 0
1993 1 0
1994 3 0
1995 4 10
1996 1 6
1997 3 14
1998 2 11
1999 6 19
2000 3 29
2001 3 32
2002 5 30
2003 8 23
2004 11 46
2005 13 47
2006 4 81
2007 8 79
2008 8 124
2009 22 113
2010 19 166
2011 17 189
2012 22 247
2013 16 285
2014 14 348
2015 11 344
2016 19 338
2017 12 362
2018 7 370
2019 18 438
2020 9 363
2021 9 383

Notable alumni

  1. Mary McLeod Bethune

    Mary McLeod Bethune
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1955 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianteachersuffragistwriter
    Biography

    Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was an American educator, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist. Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935, established the organization's flagship journal Aframerican Women's Journal, and presided as president or leader for myriad African American women's organizations including the National Association for Colored Women and the National Youth Administration's Negro Division. She also was appointed as a national adviser to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom she worked with to create the Federal Council on colored Affairs, also known as the Black Cabinet. She is well known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. It later continued to develop as Bethune-Cookman University. Bethune was the sole African American woman officially a part of the US delegation that created the United Nations charter, and she held a leadership position for the American Women's Voluntary Services founded by Alice Throckmorton McLean. For her lifetime of activism, she was deemed "acknowledged First Lady of Negro America" by Ebony magazine in July 1949 and was known by the Black Press as the "Female Booker T. Washington". She was known as "The First Lady of The Struggle" because of her commitment to gain better lives for African Americans.

  2. Dorothy Counts

    Dorothy Counts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    student
    Biography

    Dorothy "Dot" Counts-Scoggins is an American civil rights pioneer, and one of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School.

  3. Eva M. Clayton

    Eva M. Clayton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Enrolled in Johnson C Smith University
    In 1955 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    directorpolitician
    Biography

    Eva McPherson Clayton is an American politician from North Carolina. On taking her seat in the United States House of Representatives following a special election in 1992, Clayton became the first African American to represent North Carolina in the House since George Henry White was elected to his second and last term in 1898. She was re-elected and served for five terms. In 2003, Clayton was appointed Assistant Director-General of the United Nations's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), based in Rome.

  4. Grover Covington

    Grover Covington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    Canadian football player
    Biography

    Grover Covington is a former Canadian Football League defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

  5. Larry Hall

    Larry Hall
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Larry Dwight Hall is a North Carolina government official. A longtime member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, he served as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs under Governor Roy Cooper from 2017 through January 2021.

  6. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christopher L. Smith was a Democratic member of the Florida Senate, who represented the 31st District, which includes eastern Broward County since 2012.

  7. Faya Ora Rose Touré

    Faya Ora Rose Touré
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Faya Ora Rose Touré, born Rose M. Gaines, is an American civil rights activist and lawyer who was Alabama’s first black woman judge.

  8. Gary Siplin

    Gary Siplin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gary Anthony Siplin was a Democratic member of the Florida Senate, representing the 19th District from 2003. Previously he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 through 2002.

  9. Alicia Nicki Washington

    Alicia Nicki Washington
    Enrolled in Johnson C Smith University
    In 2000 graduated with Bachelor of Science in mathematics
    Occupations
    authorprofessorresearcherassociate professorcomputer scientist
    Biography

    Alicia Nicki Washington is an American computer scientist, author, and professor at Duke University. She is the author of the book Unapologetically Dope. She was the first Black woman to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2005.

General info

Alternative names JCSU
Founded 1867
Motto Sit Lux
Let There Be Light
Colors gold, navy blue
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 301
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28216-5398
United States
City population 875,000
Phone 7043781000
Fax +1 (704) 372 5746

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