Enrollment and Tuition
110 students enrolled for the 1891 school year.
Six "post graduate" students enroll
Lucille Thomson of Wilmington becomes the first woman to enroll as a full-time student, majoring in electrical engineering.
The first degrees are conferred to women at NC State. Recipients are Jane McKimmon, B.S. in business administration; Charlotte Nelson, B.S. in education; and Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough, M.S. in chemistry. Yarbrough was the first female graduate to have completed all coursework while at NC State, and she went on to become the first woman to earn a master's degree at NC State.
Twenty-one female students enroll at State College for the 1928-29 academic year, twice as many as the previous year.
Enrollment drops due to the onset of the Great Depression. Tuition climbs to $80 for in-state residents and $100 for out of state students.
Women were prohibited from entering freshmen and sophomore classes to boost enrollment at the Women's College in Greensboro. The restriction lasted until 1940.
Increased enrollment by women needed in engineering courses; urgent appeals are made as the male students leave to fight in the war.
Enrollment nears 800 after peaking at around 2500 in 1940. Much of campus became committed to training war personnel.
Fifty-eight women are enrolled at NC State, many taking advantage of special scholarships to provide engineering training to women so they can work in industry during World War II.
Veterans on the G.I. Bill caused a spike in enrollment. New facilities were much-needed to accommodate the influx of students. Tuition is $90 for in-state residents and $288 for out of state.
Tuition rises to $150 for in-state residents and $360 for out of state students. Enrollment passes 5,000.
State College admits two African American graduate students into the School of Engineering: Robert Clemons and Hardy Liston. Clemons became the college's first black graduate; Liston later withdrew and didn't complete his degree.
Tuition rises to $633 for out of state students.
The first four African American undergraduates enrolled at North Carolina State College: Ed Carson, Manuel Crockett, Irwin Holmes, and Walter Holmes.
Robert Clemons received a professional degree in Electrical Engineering (PREE), becoming the first African American to graduate from NC State.
Over 7000 total students enrolled, an increase of about 20 percent.
10,203 students entered NC State in the fall of 1966. Tuition was $357 for in-state and $782 for out of state students. There were over 1,000 women enrolled.
Women's enrollment continues to grow.
The drop spurs the university to increase recruitment efforts.
Tuition drops from $357 to $330 for in-state students but jumps to $1,876 for out of state students.
Women's enrollment passes 6,000 and 84 Latinx students enroll.
Despite new caps to stay within budget, enrollment continued to climb steadily.
After rising to $480 in 1983, tuition leaps to $852. UNC System President C.D. Spangler supports students protesting the increase.
Tuition for in-state students jumps again, to $922
Enrollment of African American students passed 2000, Latinx students passed 200, and international students passed 1000.
Total enrollment stays in the 27,000 range throughout the 1990s
Tuition rises from $922 to $1044 for the start of the 1991 academic year.
Tuition drops from $1584 to $1386 after increasing throughout the early 1990s.
A survey done by the Southern Education Foundation finds that percentage enrollment of African Americans has remained the same for the past 20 years.
Tuition continues to rise over the next 5 years.
Student Body President Raj Mirchandani urges State students to join in solidarity with UNC, fearing NC State will be next.
In March of 2002, the Board of Governors passed an 8% raise in tuition. The tuition in fall of 2002 was $2,814, compared with $2,328 the previous year. Students protested the March 6th Board of Governors meeting.
While overall enrollment continues to grow, the number of non-white students enrolling begins to decrease throughout the 2000s.
Tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year was $5,153.
The 2015 NC State Hispanic/Latino Fact Sheet reported this figure, breaking it down to 1123 undergraduates and 364 graduate students.
According to data from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, in 2018 NC State had a total of 2,282 enrolled students who were identified as Asian, out of a student body of 35,479. The data does not distinguish U.S. nationals or international students within the Asian enrollment data.