North Carolina Central University
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students8,097|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1951 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||900 to 1030|
|ACT||17 to 20|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$466/credit|
|In State Students||$466/credit|
|Out of State Students||$2,054/credit|
|In District Students||$593/credit|
|In State Students||$593/credit|
|Out of State Students||$2,212/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||17%||$2,749|
|State Grant & Scholarships||61%||$2,407|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||83%||$2,963|
|Federal Student Loans||85%||$6,646|
$12,687Average Net Price
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|
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Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- North Carolina Masters Nurse Scholars Program, Graduate Program
- North Carolina Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program
- Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship
- Ann Mabe Newman and William G. Newman Nursing Scholarship
- Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.