University of North Carolina Wilmington

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,443
2022 Average Net Price
$18,709
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.63%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68.8%
16,860 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
17,843
76% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74.3%
1,646 Graduates

About

University of North Carolina Wilmington is a higher education institution located in New Hanover County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of North Carolina Wilmington were Registered Nursing (739 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (666 degrees), and General Psychology (208 degrees).

In 2022, 5,218 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Carolina Wilmington. 68.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,034 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (347 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $4,443, which is $−19,553 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $4,443, which is $−19,553 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,709.

In 2022, 50% of undergraduate students attending University of North Carolina Wilmington received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,443
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington was $4,443. The cost of tuition at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $−19,553 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,709
2022 Value
0.442%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of North Carolina Wilmington had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,709. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of North Carolina Wilmington grew by 0.442%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,346
Room and Board
$1,130
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Carolina Wilmington was of $11,346 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,130. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at University of North Carolina Wilmington received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.96% with respect to 2021, when 51% 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.
1.63%
2019 Default Rate
55
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Carolina Wilmington was 1.63%, which represents 55 out of the 3380 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 Wilmington received 16,860 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.76% annual growth. Out of those 16,860 applicants, 11,605 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.8% acceptance rate.

There were 17,843 students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Carolina Wilmington has an overall enrollment yield of 20.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
11,605
Accepted Out of 16,860

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Carolina Wilmington was 68.8% (11,605 admissions from 16,860 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.76%, while admissions grew by 8.09%..

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
166
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Carolina Wilmington had a total enrollment of 17,843 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina Wilmington is 13,561 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,282. This means that 76% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina Wilmington, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.8% White, 7.95% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Black or African American, 3.23% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.572% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.3%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.8%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Female (8.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,843 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Carolina Wilmington is 13,561 and the part-time enrollment is 4,282. This means that 76% of students enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Wilmington was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of North Carolina Wilmington had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    13,527 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,419 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,024 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of North Carolina Wilmington is 75.8% White, 7.95% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Black or African American, 3.23% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.572% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 438 students (2.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,916 more women than men received degrees from University of North Carolina Wilmington. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Carolina Wilmington is white (4,034 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (347 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Carolina Wilmington is Registered Nursing (739 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (666 degrees) and General Psychology (208 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Carolina Wilmington, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (253 degrees awarded), History (80 degrees), and English (121 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 Wilmington are Elementary & middle school teachers (212,573 people), Other managers (202,942 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,414 people), Postsecondary teachers (187,678 people), and Social workers, all other (166,858 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (253 degrees awarded), History (80 degrees), English (121 degrees), Physical Sciences (113 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (179 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 Wilmington are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina Wilmington are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (253 degrees awarded), History (80 degrees), English (121 degrees), Physical Sciences (113 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (179 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 Wilmington are Elementary & secondary schools (546,482 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (394,257 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (231,984 people), Legal services (155,894 people), and Computer Systems Design (153,717 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Carolina Wilmington are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (253 degrees awarded), History (80 degrees), English (121 degrees), Physical Sciences (113 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (179 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 Wilmington.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 739 degrees awarded
  2. 666 degrees awarded
  3. 208 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Carolina Wilmington was Registered Nursing with 739 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,651
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,567
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,651 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina Wilmington, which is 0.463 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,567).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 536 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina Wilmington in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 389 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 664 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Carolina Wilmington in Registered Nursing, which is 8.85 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from University of North Carolina Wilmington completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of North Carolina Wilmington is Female and Hispanic or Latino (78% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.65% of graduates (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,034 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    347 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina Wilmington is white (4,034 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (347 degrees).

2.34% of degree recipients (122 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,747 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,287 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    247 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Carolina Wilmington is white female (2,747 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1287 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Carolina Wilmington has an endowment valued at nearly $150M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 6.45M (4.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of North Carolina Wilmington had a total salary expenditure of 379M. University of North Carolina Wilmington employs 217 Assistant professors, 194 Professors and 194 Associate professors. Most academics at University of North Carolina Wilmington are Female Assistant professor (126), Male Professor (120), and Female Lecturer (104).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington are: Office and Administrative Support, with 337 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 223 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 183 employees.

Endowment

$150M
2022 Endowment
4.85%
growth from 2021

University of North Carolina Wilmington has an endowment valued at about $150M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Carolina Wilmington grew 4.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $103M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.21M - Federal
  2. $3M - State
  3. $772k - Local

As of 2022, University of North Carolina Wilmington received $8.21M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3M from state grants and contracts, and $772k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$171M
2022 Salaries
6.59%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of North Carolina Wilmington paid a median of $171M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($379M) and a 6.59% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$64.1M
Instructional Salaries
754
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of North Carolina Wilmington paid a total of $64.1M to 754 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
217 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
337 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington were Assistant professor with 217 employees, Professor with 194 employees, and Associate professor with 194 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington were Office and Administrative Support with 337 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 223 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 183 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Carolina Wilmington was Female Assistant professor with 126 employees, Male Professor with 120 employees, and Female Lecturer with 104 employees.

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

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