University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,497
2022 Average Net Price
$11,251
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.29%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
31.8%
1,139 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,104
97.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
81.6%
173 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a higher education institution located in Forsyth County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Cinematography & Film Production (74 degrees awarded), Technical Theatre Design & Technology (54 degrees), and General Dance (38 degrees).

In 2022, 276 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (185 degrees), 6.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $−8,444 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $6,497, which is $−8,445 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,251.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending University of North Carolina School of the Arts received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,497
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was $6,497. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $−8,445 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$11,251
2022 Value
6.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of North Carolina School of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,251. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew by 6.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,502
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was of $11,502 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 21.6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.89% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.54% with respect to 2021, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.29%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 1.29%, which represents 3 out of the 233 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of North Carolina School of the Arts received 1,139 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,139 applicants, 362 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,104 students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 58%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
362
Accepted Out of 1,139

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 31.8% (362 admissions from 1,139 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 29.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.8%, while admissions declined by −7.89%..

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2022)
28
Scores Submitted (2022)

13% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a total enrollment of 1,104 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,072 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.4% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 6.07% Two or More Races, 2.81% Asian, 0.0906% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0906% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Male (8.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,104 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 1,072 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    689 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    141 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    111 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is 62.4% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 6.07% Two or More Races, 2.81% Asian, 0.0906% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0906% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 20 students (1.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 16 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white (185 degrees awarded). There were 6.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is Cinematography & Film Production (74 degrees awarded), followed by Technical Theatre Design & Technology (54 degrees) and General Dance (38 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (276 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Graphic designers (92,580 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (79,338 people), Other managers (75,955 people), Other designers (56,534 people), and Postsecondary teachers (55,898 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (276 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Economists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (276 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (175,537 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (120,978 people), Computer Systems Design (72,111 people), Specialized design services (58,214 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (47,269 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (276 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 74 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Cinematography & Film Production with 74 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

130
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
146
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 130 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which is 0.89 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Cinematography & Film Production, which is 1.28 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Technical Theatre Design & Technology, which is 1.76 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 71% of students graduating from University of North Carolina School of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    185 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white (185 degrees awarded). There were 6.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

1.81% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    96 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is white female (96 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (89 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.21M (1.75%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, University of North Carolina School of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of 72.9M. University of North Carolina School of the Arts employs 45 Associate professors, 37 Assistant professors and 33 Professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are Male Professor (25), Male Associate professor (25), and Male Assistant professor (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts are: Service, with 66 employees, Management, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees.

Endowment

$127M
2022 Endowment
4%
growth from 2021

University of North Carolina School of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grew 4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $115M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$31.1M
2022 Salaries
7.58%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a median of $31.1M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($72.9M) and a 7.58% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.96M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of North Carolina School of the Arts paid a total of $9.96M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Associate professor with 45 employees, Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Professor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts were Service with 66 employees, Management with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was Male Professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 25 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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