North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC 27411
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North Carolina A&T State University is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was established in 1891 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race. It was the first college for people of color in the state. In became a regional university in 1967 and was renamed the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. It is now the largest historically black university in the nation and offers over 175 undergraduate programs and 30 master’s programs. These programs are offered through nine professional colleges, including the College of Health and Human Services that houses the School of Nursing. The total student enrollment for 2018 was 12,142 students. 

Three CCNE-accredited BSN programs are offered at the university. These options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program that includes classroom and clinical learning. Students also gain training through a virtual lab and clinical rotations at various community healthcare settings. With the accelerated program, students who already have a bachelor’s degree can obtain their BSN in just 12 months. The RN to BSN program is also designed to be completed in 12 months and can be completed online or on campus.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students11,877
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1936 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1090
ACT17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$148/credit
In State Students$148/credit
Out of State Students$685/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$264/credit
In State Students$264/credit
Out of State Students$953/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,660 $6,660 $30,825
ADN 70 $10,360 $10,360 $47,950
BSN 125 $18,500 $18,500 $85,625
FNP 50 $13,200 $13,200 $47,650
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of North Carolina A&T State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 64% $4,845
Other Federal Grant 17% $1,257
State Grant & Scholarships 54% $2,963
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 77% $2,917
Federal Student Loans 83% $5,851
Private Loans 4% $13,227


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,513
$30,001 to $48,000$10,871
$48,001 to $75,000$14,022
$75,001 to $110,000$17,402
Over $110,000$17,818

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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North Carolina A&T State University
1601 E Market St
Greensboro, NC 27411

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