University of North Carolina at Asheville

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,122
2022 Average Net Price
$14,730
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.76%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.3%
4,278 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,914
87% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.7%
389 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina at Asheville is a higher education institution located in Buncombe County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina at Asheville were General Psychology (108 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees), and Digital Arts (47 degrees).

In 2022, 782 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina at Asheville. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (579 degrees), 7.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $4,122, which is $−24,208 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $4,122, which is $−24,208 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,730.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending University of North Carolina at Asheville received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,122
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville was $4,122. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina at Asheville is $−24,208 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$14,730
2022 Value
6.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of North Carolina at Asheville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,730. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of North Carolina at Asheville grew by 6.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,248
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina at Asheville was of $10,248 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina at Asheville received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2021, when 72% 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.
2.76%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina at Asheville was 2.76%, which represents 21 out of the 761 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of North Carolina at Asheville received 4,278 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.98% annual growth. Out of those 4,278 applicants, 3,179 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,914 students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2022. 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,179
Accepted Out of 4,278

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina at Asheville was 74.3% (3,179 admissions from 4,278 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.98%, while admissions declined by −14.4%..

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage (2022)
80
Scores Submitted (2022)

16% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina at Asheville had a total enrollment of 2,914 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 2,535 students and the part-time enrollment is 379. This means that 87% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Asheville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.6% White, 8.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% Black or African American, 4.67% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0343% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,914 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 2,535 and the part-time enrollment is 379. This means that 87% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 at Asheville was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of North Carolina at Asheville had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,174 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    239 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    137 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina at Asheville is 74.6% White, 8.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% Black or African American, 4.67% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0343% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 124 students (4.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 118 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina at Asheville. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white (579 degrees awarded). There were 7.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Asheville is General Psychology (108 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees) and Digital Arts (47 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina at Asheville, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (125 degrees awarded), English (41 degrees), and Physical Sciences (36 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Elementary & middle school teachers (252,735 people), Postsecondary teachers (245,902 people), Other managers (242,295 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (223,108 people), and Secondary school teachers (180,242 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (125 degrees awarded), English (41 degrees), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), History (21 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Visual & Performing Arts (125 degrees awarded), English (41 degrees), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), History (21 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees) (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 at Asheville are Elementary & secondary schools (598,659 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (481,775 people), Computer Systems Design (218,656 people), Legal services (185,671 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (184,168 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Visual & Performing Arts (125 degrees awarded), English (41 degrees), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), History (21 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 51 degrees awarded
  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina at Asheville was General Psychology with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

332
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
450
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 332 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Asheville, which is 0.738 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (450).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Asheville in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina at Asheville in General Psychology, which is 3.32 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from University of North Carolina at Asheville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of North Carolina at Asheville is Female and Hispanic or Latino (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.31% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    579 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white (579 degrees awarded). There were 7.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

5.24% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    345 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    234 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Carolina at Asheville is white female (345 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (234 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an endowment valued at nearly $70M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 804k (1.15%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of North Carolina at Asheville had a total salary expenditure of 96.5M. University of North Carolina at Asheville employs 63 Professors, 61 Associate professors and 60 Lecturers. Most academics at University of North Carolina at Asheville are Female Lecturer (35), Male Professor (33), and Male Associate professor (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Service, with 76 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees.

Endowment

$70M
2022 Endowment
0.536%
decline from 2021

University of North Carolina at Asheville has an endowment valued at about $70M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina at Asheville declined 0.536% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.7M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.02M - Federal
  2. $972k - State
  3. $104k - Local

As of 2022, University of North Carolina at Asheville received $2.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $972k from state grants and contracts, and $104k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$43.1M
2022 Salaries
2.23%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of North Carolina at Asheville paid a median of $43.1M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($96.5M) and a 2.23% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.8M
Instructional Salaries
218
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of North Carolina at Asheville paid a total of $16.8M to 218 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville were Professor with 63 employees, Associate professor with 61 employees, and Lecturer with 60 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees, Service with 76 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina at Asheville was Female Lecturer with 35 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Male Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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