Academics

Location
Durham, NC
Undergrads
5,602
Tuition (in-state)
$15,773 ($5,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Academics: There are always business fairs, workshops, and e-lerts being sent out about available jobs in the area. We do have career days where we dress i business attire once weekly and some classes require business attire on a daily basis. The program guides you through classes that build on your career.

4 College Junior

Academics: My core classes are just that. My career classes use visuals and presentations as a means of learning the material. The professors are excellent and make sure you know and understand the information. It's a caring school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major which is Mass Communications, is a great major. I learn a lot of life skills and alumni speakers come into class to speak about their experiences.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are cool. The workload is a lot but it is well worth it

3 College Student

Academics: The workload is not bad.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 182nd
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 224th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 726th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 751st
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 870th
    Best Technology in the Classroom

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
425
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
180
Total FT Faculty
425
Faculty with Terminal Degree
74%
Average Faculty Salary
$68,761
Full-Time Retention Rate
71%
Part-Time Retention Rate
36%
Transfer-Out Rate
14%
Graduation Rate
43%
Programs/Majors Offered
60
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 4%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General: 4%
  • Law: 5%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 34 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 36 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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