Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.97 / 4.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
75

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
52

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
20.55

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
75.75

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The Goodnight Scholars Program is available to prospective first-year and transfer students from low- and middle-income families across North Carolina. The scholarship is limited to students studying in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines or affiliated education majors. Eligible students receive an invitation to apply.

The value of the scholarship is $21,000 and is renewable for up to four years for first-year students, and three years for transfer students.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

NC State's BackTrackers organization helps nontraditional undergrad and grad students find a place to belong, and a way to begin to build a strong network of friends. Specifically, they provide peer mentoring, academic and emotional support, campus and community resources, and help members re-acclimate to life as a college student. They also help each other learn how to balance the academic demands of classes and homework with job, family, and community obligations. Additionally, the Study Abroad office has curated several resources for non-traditional students who are interested in studying abroad, as seen on their website: https://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/nontraditional/


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
1.09

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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