North Carolina Central University Graduate School

North Carolina Central University (referred to as North Carolina Central) is a Public, 4 years school located in Durham, NC. North Carolina Central is a historically black school.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of North Carolina Central is $7,537 for North Carolina residents and $20,845 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,919 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,553 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

North Carolina Central University (referred to as North Carolina Central) is a Public, 4 years school located in Durham, NC. North Carolina Central is a historically black school.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1938 - Current).
North Carolina Central Directory Information
School NameNorth Carolina Central University (North Carolina Central)
Address1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707
Phone919-530-6100
Webhttps://www.nccu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.nccu.edu/apply-now
Financial Infohttps://www.nccu.edu/admissions/financial-aid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of North Carolina Central is $7,537 for North Carolina residents and $20,845 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,919 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,553 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 66 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 28 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$20,845
$7,537 for North Carolina Residents
Student Population1,919
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs66 graduate programs
(28 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at North Carolina Central is $7,537 for North Carolina residents and $20,845 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $308 for North Carolina residents and $1,048 for out-of-state students.
North Carolina Central offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents$7,537
Out-of-State$20,845
Tuition per Credit Hour
North Carolina Residents$308
Out-of-State$1,048
North Carolina Central offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)28 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of North Carolina Central University is $7,537 for North Carolina residents and $20,845 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.21% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$4,740$2,736$17,964$2,736
2019-2020$4,740$2,806$17,694$2,806
2020-2021$4,740$2,901$17,694$2,901
2021-2022$4,740$2,901$17,694$2,901
2022-2023$4,740$2,797$18,048$2,797
The graduate school tuition & fees of North Carolina Central is average compared to public graduate schools in North Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the North Carolina graduate tuition is $22,206 (public) / $15,785 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
North Carolina Central University$7,537$20,845
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
North Carolina Graduate Schools$12,434$17,527
Public$8,258$22,206
Private$15,785
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $18,303 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at North Carolina Central.
On-campus living costs are increased by 5.21% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $18,303. Off-campus living costs are increased by 5.50% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$10,250$6,205$10,250$6,605
2019-2020$10,227$6,205$10,227$6,605
2020-2021$10,714$6,205$10,714$6,605
2021-2022$10,744$6,272$10,744$6,605
2022-2023$11,864$6,039$11,864$6,439
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $308 for North Carolina residents and $1,048 for other students at North Carolina Central University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 6.61% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$593$2,054
2019-2020$593$2,054
2020-2021$593$2,212
2021-2022$263$983
2022-2023$308$1,048
The law school tuition at North Carolina Central University is $16,261 for North Carolina residents and $38,933 for out-of-state students for academic year 2022-2023.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school at North Carolina Central.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at North Carolina Central University
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$13,444$2,817$36,116$2,817

Graduate Programs at North Carolina Central

North Carolina Central University offers 31 graduate programs for Master's and Doctorate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 732 students have completed their study at North Carolina Central University.
Offered Degrees at North Carolina Central University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree2916600
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship100
Doctor's degree - other10132
Total3116732
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at North Carolina Central University by award level.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Library and Information Science program with 94 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 132 completers.
North Carolina Central University offers 31 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 732 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 600 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 132 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 36 completers-
Information Science/Studies36$54,100
Education [+] (8 completers) 110 completers-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration14-
Secondary School Administration/Principalship38-
Educational/Instructional Technology18-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness10-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services20-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services4-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)6-
Work and Family Studies [+] 24 completers$34,400
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences24$34,400
English Language and Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 94 completers$37,100
Library and Information Science94$37,100
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Biomedical Sciences4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)10-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Mathematics5-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 19 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness19-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Chemistry7-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Physics2-
Psychology [+] 25 completers-
Psychology25-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 22 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration22-
Human Services [+] 132 completers-
Public Administration58$42,900
Social Work74$40,300
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
Jazz/Jazz Studies9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 70 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders40$50,500
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor30-
Dietetics/Dietitian--
Business [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Business Administration and Management15$41,300
History [+] 10 completers-
History10-
Total600
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] --
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)--
Total-
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 132 completers-
Law132-
Total132

Graduate Student Population at North Carolina Central

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 1,919 students enrolled into North Carolina Central University graduate schools where it has total 7,553 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,323 full-time and 596 part-time graduate students. By gender, 525 male and 1,394 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9195251,394
Full-time1,323379944
Part-tme596146450
North Carolina Central University is a historically black school and 1,141 (59.46% of total students) students are Black/African American at North Carolina Central University. There are 463 White (24.13%), 121 Hispanic (6.31%), 36 Asian (1.88%), and 158 students with other races. 41 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9195251,394
American Indian/Native American1459
Asian361323
Black/African American1,141309832
Hispanic1213487
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White463118345
Two More822359
Un-Known19514
Non-resident Alien411823
North Carolina Central University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 691 graduate students (36.01% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 333 graduate students (17.35% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,919
Enrolled Online Exclusively691
Enrolled Some Online Courses333
Not in Online Courses895
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at North Carolina Central University. 656 students are aged 20 to 24 (34.18% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.05%), 133 students are aged above 50 (6.93%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at North Carolina Central University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9195251,394
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2147938
Age 22-24609150459
Age 25-29520157363
Age 30-3425680176
Age 35-3913533102
Age 40-4921866152
Age 50-641262799
Over 64734

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