North Carolina Central University: Ranking & Review

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Durham Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 291 955
Top 6%

North Carolina Central University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate83%78%85%
Enrolled undergraduates1,275401874
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,0972,6345,463

3,456 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

944 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores790
Percent of students submitting SAT scores62%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores464
Percent of students submitting ACT scores36%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

North Carolina Central University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $22,198 $34,905
Off-campus $22,598 $35,305
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $8,552 and other expenses per full academic year.

North Carolina Central University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,828 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $3,728 $16,435
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,671 $2,671
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $466 $2,054
Tuition for Full-time graduates $4,740 $17,694
Fees for full-time graduates $2,671 $2,671
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $593 $2,212

Programs and Degrees

Health Professions and Related Programs 144 57 201
Legal Professions and Studies 174 174
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 141 32 173
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 46 115 161
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 131 29 160
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 107 27 134
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 97 24 121
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 91 20 3 114
Psychology 89 11 100
Education 27 67 94
Social Sciences 78 78
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 65 65
Visual and Performing Arts 37 6 43
Library Science 38 38
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3 30 33
History 18 4 22
Physical Sciences 9 12 21
English Language and Literature & Letters 14 6 20
Mathematics and Statistics 9 3 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 7 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Grand Total1,1204811771,778

A total of 1,120 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at North Carolina Central University.

At the master's and doctor's level 658 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate44%34%49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesNCCU
MottoTruth and Service
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsmaroon, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,271
Instructional FTE441
Research FTE2
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina, 27707
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (919) 560 7627

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