NCCU Description

When it was established in 1910, North Carolina Central University was the first public liberal arts college for African-American students. Since then, this historically black college has developed a reputation for excellence in academics, research and cultural awareness.

North Carolina Central University offers more than 100 programs of study in nearly 30 academic departments. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Some of these programs are unique, such as the master’s degree in Jazz Studies and the bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design.

NCCU also has some joint programs for graduate students. Some of these include:

  • Juris Doctor/Master of Library Science
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Information Science

The university provides several sources of financial aid, including need-based government programs and institutional scholarships. NCCU’s Alumni Association also offers scholarships. Most of the alumni scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen, but all NNCU students are encouraged to apply.

NCCU encourages diversity in its student body. Though it was originally intended only for African-American students, the college’s admissions are open to students of all races and ethnicities.

Quick Facts about North Carolina Central University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Eagles

Nickname

NCCU

Website

www.nccu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$2,812

Out-of-State Tuition

$13,385

Retention Rate

69%

Enrollment

8,103

Year Established

1910

NCCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  2 reviews
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave North Carolina Central University 4 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2000

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

NCCU is a good small to medium school, but is becoming a good research school in the science and Biomed fields. The school has put a strong effort into students graduating on time with strong GPA's. Student life is good due to the other schools in the area.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

The campus is family oriented

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NCCU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
5,978
Freshman Class
1,235
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
8,103

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
74%
Graduate
26%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
67%
Men
33%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
2%
African American
79%
Caucasian
11%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
7%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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