North Carolina Central University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


North Carolina Central University first opened its doors in 1910, and today it stands as one of the top-ranked historically black universities in the country. This public university located in Durham, North Carolina, represents an excellent educational value. The university offers bachelor's degrees in over 100 fields, and the school has notable strengths in biology and the health sciences. NCCU's curriculum also places a heavy emphasis on community service. On the athletic front, the NCCU Eagles will compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) beginning in July, 2010.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Family and Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 8035
Total Grad Students: 1515
Undergraduate Students: 6520
Faculty: 366

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 34%
Percent Female: 66%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham North Carolina 27707


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Main Phone: 919-530-6100

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 15 19
English 13 18
Math 16 18
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 380 460
Math 390 470
Writing 370 450

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 61%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -61%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 2310

Room and Board: 8342

Tuition and Fees: 15374

Total Cost: 27526

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 4801

Total Cost – In-State: 16953

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5000

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 89%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 86%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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