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North Carolina Central University
  • 4 Year
  • DURHAM, NC

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade C

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North Carolina Central is a public university located in Durham, North Carolina in the Raleigh Area. As a historically black college, North Carolina Central has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,012 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the North Carolina Central acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 49% of students, North Carolina Central alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,800.

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1801 FAYETTEVILLE STREET
DURHAM, NC 27707
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About North Carolina Central...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

North Carolina Central University Rankings

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North Carolina Central Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1050
ACT Range
17-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,755 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,135 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 83 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 83 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,012 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,089
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Outgoing
    38%
  • Unique
    26%
  • Active
    18%
  • Energetic
    8%
  • Ignorant
    3%
  • not sure
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 106 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
  • Friendly Atomosphere
    39%
  • Multicultural
    31%
  • Self confident
    16%
  • Pathetic
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Exclusive
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 46 responses

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