North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC 27707

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 71

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from North Carolina Central University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9.53 miles away
ECPI University - Raleigh
12.05 miles away
North Carolina A & T State University
49.18 miles away
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
51.29 miles away
ECPI University - Greensboro
59.99 miles away
NEWH Nursing Consortium
61.83 miles away
Fayetteville State University
62.26 miles away
Winston-Salem State University
74.47 miles away
Southside Virginia Community College - John H. Daniel Campus
77.17 miles away
Southside Virginia Community College - Christanna
80.96 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading400 to 470
SAT: Math410 to 470
SAT: Writing380 to 460
ACT Composite17 to 19
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,710
30k to 48k$10,999
48k to 75k$14,595
75k to 110k$17,884
Over 110k$18,758
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $457.00 $2,014.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $581.00 $2,168.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

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