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North Carolina A & T State University Data & Information Overview

180 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
57% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is North Carolina A & T State University Ranked?

#1,401 Best Colleges in Nation
#41 Best Colleges in NC
Computer Information Systems Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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North Carolina A & T State University was awarded 180 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer information systems.

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Overall Quality

NC A&T landed the #1,401 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 93 colleges in North Carolina, NC A&T is ranked at #41.

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Is It Hard to Get Into NC A&T?

57% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
20% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

North Carolina A & T State University has an acceptance rate of 57%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for NC A&T.

Average Test Scores

About 20% of students accepted to NC A&T submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for North Carolina A & T State University  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for North Carolina A & T State University  ( 490 to 580 )
NC A&T received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for North Carolina A & T State University  ( 16 to 22 )

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North Carolina A & T State University Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
64% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At North Carolina A & T State University, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at North Carolina A & T State University is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at North Carolina A & T State University

77% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

North Carolina A & T State University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at NC A&T is 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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North Carolina A & T State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,933 Full-Time Undergraduates
94.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,130 undergraduates at NC A&T with 9,933 being full-time and 1,197 being part-time.

How Much Does North Carolina A & T State University Cost?

$10,563 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
$25,544 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of NC A&T is $10,563. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NC A&T

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,827 $9,170 $12,647 $15,895 $16,158

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NC A&T, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NC A&T, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,386 a year. That adds up to $25,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NC A&T is 9.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do NC A&T Graduates Make?

$41,157 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from NC A&T make about $41,157 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina State
9,933 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, North Carolina A & T State University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Greensboro makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for NC A&T are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1601 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-334-7500

North Carolina A & T State University Majors

66 Majors With Completions
2,115 Undergraduate Degrees
412 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from North Carolina A & T State University. Of these students, 2,115 received undergraduate degrees and 412 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 192 $26,354
Communication & Media Studies 169 $24,579
General Psychology 160 $25,089
Health & Physical Education 152 $24,933
Business Administration & Management 141 $36,665
Criminal Justice & Corrections 105 $28,811
Mechanical Engineering 95 $66,629
General Biology 95 $26,673
Computer Information Systems 74 NA
Animal Science 73 $28,025

Learn more about the majors offered at North Carolina A & T State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NC A&T

58% Take At Least One Class Online
13% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 7,764 students took at least one online class at North Carolina A & T State University. This is a decrease from the 12,114 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,764 1,796
2019-2020 12,114 5,023
2018-2019 4,224 1,193
2017-2018 3,989 1,068
2016-2017 3,540 1,030

Learn more about online learning at North Carolina A & T State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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