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North Carolina State University at Raleigh – Tuition & Success Analysis

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 22,390

Average annual cost of attendance: $14,682

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $20,714

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $6,701

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $8,747

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $13,244

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $18,226

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $20,889


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by North Carolina State University at Raleigh. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 76%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 93%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $52,500

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 77%

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Admissions

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Acceptance Rate: 48%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 600 to 690

SAT Critical Reading: 570 to 660

SAT Writing: 540 to 630

ACT English: 25 to 32

ACT Math: 26 to 31

ACT Writing: 7 to 8

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to North Carolina State University at Raleigh actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 21%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 40%

Typical student debt: $20,714

Typical monthly loan payment: $220

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Majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh


These are the most popular areas of study offered at North Carolina State University at Raleigh:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences – 10%
  • Architecture and Related Services – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 9%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 14%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 4%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Education – 4%
  • Engineering – 24%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • History – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 1%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 3%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 3%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 4%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 3%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 5%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, visit their website.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Diversity


Overall Composition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh full time:  93%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh part time:  7%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at North Carolina State University at Raleigh:  9%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 6%

Black: 6%

Hispanic: 5%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 2%

White: 73%

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 19.9

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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