North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC 27707
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North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a public university in Durham, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina, with nine other campuses. It was established in 1910 as a training school. It was renamed the North Carolina College for Negroes in 1925 when it became the first liberal arts college for black students in the country. The college went through several name changes before becoming NCCU. The campus is about one mile south of the downtown Durham area and three miles east of the larger Duke University. Many of the academic buildings on the campus are included in a national historic district.

The university offers three undergraduate nursing programs, including traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. These are CCNE-accredited programs. The department of nursing was established in 1948 and began offering an RN to BSN program in 1961. The initial RN to BSN program made the university one of the first institutions to offer a baccalaureate in nursing to registered nurses with an associate degree. For the most recent school year, students had an 87% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam during their first attempt. 100% of students complete the RN to BSN program, while 72% of students complete the four-year traditional BSN program.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,097
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 74.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1951 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1030
ACT17 to 20
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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 $50
Graduates $50

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$466/credit
In State Students$466/credit
Out of State Students$2,054/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$593/credit
In State Students$593/credit
Out of State Students$2,212/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 $20,970 $20,970 $92,430
ADN 70 $32,620 $32,620 $143,780
BSN 125 $58,250 $58,250 $256,750
FNP 50 $29,650 $29,650 $110,600
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 Central 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 75% $4,870
Other Federal Grant 17% $2,749
State Grant & Scholarships 61% $2,407
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 83% $2,963
Federal Student Loans 85% $6,646
Private Loans -- --


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$11,864
$30,001 to $48,000$12,784
$48,001 to $75,000$15,887
$75,001 to $110,000$19,352
Over $110,000$20,971

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

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