Institutional Capability

The University of North Carolina Greensboro
2011-2012 Profile


The University of North Carolina Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with High Research Activity. The University was established in 1891 and became coeducational in 1963. The campus is located 1 mile from the center of Greensboro, a city of 269,666. The Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point Combined Statistical Area has a population of approximately 1,599,477.

Academic Schools/Programs and Degrees

Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Health and Human Sciences; Music, Theatre, and Dance; Nursing; Graduate School; and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, in conjunction with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. UNCG offers over 100 undergraduate, 61 masters, and 26 doctoral programs. In 2010-11 UNCG awarded 2,762 bachelor’s, 944 master’s, 68  specialist, and 130 doctoral degrees. Doctoral degrees were awarded in Economics; English; Psychology; Education; Counseling; Geography; History; Nursing; Nutrition; Human Development and Family Studies; Kinesiology; Curriculum and Teaching; Information Systems and Operations Management; Consumer,  Apparel, and Retail Studies; Music; and Public Health.


In 2011-12, there were 999.1 budgeted FTE faculty positions and the student/faculty ratio was 17:1. 50% of the full-time faculty was tenured, while  79% held the doctorate or terminal degree in their field. Average 2011-12 AAUP Salaries were $108,756 for Full Professors, $75,451 for Associate Professors, and $63,116 for Assistant Professors. Enrollment: Fall 2011 resident headcount enrollment was 17,102 (15,841.0 FTE), including 14,116 (13,462.0 FTE) undergraduates and 2,986 (2,379.0 FTE) graduate students. Eighty-eight percent (12,899) of undergraduate and 38% (1,359) of graduate students were  enrolled on a full-time basis. Sixty-six percent of undergraduate students were female. Twenty-three percent of undergraduate and 14% of graduate students  were African-American. Twenty-seven percent of undergraduate students lived in residence halls. In fall 2011 the extension headcount was 1,172 (an  additional 575 resident students took extension courses), making the total university student headcount 18,274.


2,443 first-time degree-seeking freshman students and 1,521 first-time degree seeking Transfers enrolled in Fall 2011. 59% of  freshman applicants were accepted and 38% of accepted students enrolled. The average SAT score for enrolled first time freshmen was 1032 (Critical Reading plus Math). The middle 50% ranges for SAT scores were 460-560 for Critical Reading, 470- 560 for Math, and 440-540 for Writing. 76% percent of Fall 2010  Freshmen returned in Fall 2011, and 53% of freshmen who entered in Fall 2005 graduated within six years.


Annual 2011-12 full-time undergraduate tuition/fees were $5,493 (in-state) and $18,018 (out-of state). Room and Board was $7,040.


The IPEDS revenues and other additions for 2010-2011 $432,272,611, with state appropriations ($153,918,851) comprising 35.6%. Total expenses and deductions amounted to $373,495,902, of which 36.7% was for instruction ($136,951,017), 4.9% was for research ($18,148,280), and 2.5% ($9,292,778)  was for public service.

Institutional Affiliations 

UNCG is a member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. In athletics, UNCG began NCAA Division IA competition in  1991, and is a member of the Southern Conference.