Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)


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North Carolina State University is ranked 18 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 76 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 57%
Applicants who took ACT 40%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+11%
600-69947%
600+58%

SAT Math Score

700+20%
600-69954%
600+74%

ACT Score

30-3639%
24-2958%
24+97%

Students applied21,099
Students admitted10,579
Admission rate50%

Students per faculty14

4-year graduation rate44%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,407
Fees$2,472
Room and board$10,635
Estimated book expense$1,082
Total cost$20,596

Cost after need-based aid$10,683
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,345

Average debt at graduation$17,461

Out of State

Tuition$23,926
Fees$2,472
Room and board$10,635
Estimated book expense$1,082
Total cost$38,115

Cost after need-based aid$28,202
Cost after non-need-based aid$31,864

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met78%
Average need-based aid$9,913
Average non-need-based aid$6,251

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment24,111

Full-Time

Men11,473
Women9,550

Part-Time

Men1,822
Women1,266

Freshmen retained94%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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