North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University was established on July 10, 1910. It was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard as a National Religious Training School. It was renamed North Carolina Central University in 1969. There are over 120 registered student organizations and more than 10 honor societies in this institution. North Carolina has the following colleges and schools under its supervision:

  • College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science & Technology
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Law

North Carolina Central University has football, softball, baseball, basketball, track and field, tennis, volleyball, bowling, and golf teams. The athletics teams of this university are known as the Eagles. They participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level. North Carolina Central University has gained regional and national recognition in the athletic field.

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North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham , NC 27707
General Phone: (919) 530-6100

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North Carolina Central University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts236French language, Spanish language, English, library science, geography, political science, sociology, history
Family and Social Work174family and consumer science, food and nutrition, public administration, social work
Education and Teaching161curriculum and instruction, secondary school administration, instructional media design, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of blind, education of learning disabled, school counseling, ...
Business and Management146business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling105psychology, communication disorders
Security and Law Enforcement94criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Science64biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy50parks and recreation management, health and physical education, athletic trainer, recreational therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing
Media39mass communication
Computer Science and Engineering37information science, computer science
Medical Administration33public health education
Hospitality13hospitality management
Art Studies11art studies
Music10music, jazz
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Religion and Philosophy0religious music
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles

Number of programs and degrees for North Carolina Central University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree85451
Master's degree39041
First-professional degree1411
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

North Carolina Central University Student Body

North Carolina Central University is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, North Carolina Central University had a total enrollment of 8,383 students (6,993 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 74%
Graduate 19%
First Professional 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 12%
Black 76%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 23%
20-21 18%
22-24 18%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina86%
Washington, DC2%
New York1%
State unknown1%
New Jersey1%
South Carolina1%

North Carolina Central University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 47 %

North Carolina Central University Room and Board (2007)

North Carolina Central University offers campus housing for 2,889 of its 6,993 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Durham, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

North Carolina Central University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370460
SAT Math370460
SAT Writing360450
ACT Verbal1217
ACT Math1518
ACT Composite1418

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

North Carolina Central University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,360
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,104
Room and board $ 7,616
Room charge $ 3,433
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,582
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 2,310

Financial Aid:
North Carolina Central University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 295000)

North Carolina Central University Faculty

North Carolina Central University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6685
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3754

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$117,5898$120,063
Associate professorcalendar year17$102,3219$80,873
Assistant professorcalendar year5$83,10211$79,198
No academic rankcalendar year8$69,07812$60,652
All faculty totalcalendar year43$98,51740$82,184

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$100,70717$104,133
Associate professoracademic year35$80,42129$73,924
Assistant professoracademic year48$69,56554$68,844
Lectureracademic year0*2*
No academic rankacademic year29$65,34640$58,553
All faculty totalacademic year141$77,797142$70,864

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

North Carolina Central University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports53338

North Carolina Central University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching Individuals - Vision Impairments/ Blindness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Religion And Philosophy
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General

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