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North Carolina Colleges

Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,169,790 students have applied and among them 621,748 were admitted to North Carolina Colleges. 158,184 students were finally enrolled into one of accepted schools. The following table and chart illustrates the number of applicant, admitted, and enrolled students for North Carolina Colleges.
Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolled
Total1,169,790 621,748158,184
Public Schools609,607 336,419105,224
4 Years (Or High)609,316 336,341105,192
2-4 Years291 7832
Less Than 2 Years0 00
Private Schools560,183 285,32952,960
4 Years (Or High)556,224 282,27051,836
2-4 Years3,959 3,0591,124
Less Than 2 Years0 00
[CHART#1] Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled for North Carolina Colleges

Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate of North Carolina Colleges is 53.15% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average acceptance rate was 55.19% and the average rate of private schools was 50.93%. The following table and chart illustrates the average acceptance rate for North Carolina Colleges with comparable factors.
Acceptance Rate (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
Acceptance Rate
All Schools Average53.15%
Public Schools55.19%
4 Years (Or High)55.20%
2-4 Years26.80%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools50.93%
4 Years (Or High)50.75%
2-4 Years77.27%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
[CHART#2] Acceptance Rate for North Carolina Colleges

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The average yield, also know as enrollment rate, of North Carolina Colleges was 53.15% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average admission yield was 55.19% and the average rate of private schools was 50.93%. The admission yield is a rate of number of enrolled students over number of students who are allowed to admit. The following table and chart illustrates the average admission yield for North Carolina Colleges with comparable factors.
Yield (Enrollment Rate) (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
Admission Yield
All Schools Average25.44%
Public Schools31.28%
4 Years (Or High)31.28%
2-4 Years41.03%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools18.56%
4 Years (Or High)18.36%
2-4 Years36.74%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
[CHART#3] Yield (Enrollment Rate) for North Carolina Colleges

SAT Scores

The average SAT score of North Carolina Colleges is 963 for the academic year 2020-2021. Next table shows SAT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th score of students who enrolled in colleges.
SAT Scores (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
Evidence-based Reading and WritingMath
All Schools Average (4 years schools)25%446437
75%525518
Public Schools25%525514
75%607599
Private Schools25%366361
75%444436
[CHART#4] SAT Scores for North Carolina Colleges

ACT Scores

The average ACT score of North Carolina Colleges is 37 for the academic year 2020-2021. The following table shows ACT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th scores of students who enrolled in the colleges.
ACT Scores (2020-2021)
North Carolina Colleges
CompositeEnglishMath
All Schools Average25%17 1516
75%21 2120
Public Schools25%201919
75%252524
Private Schools25%141212
75%181616
[CHART#5] ACT Scores for North Carolina Colleges