Impact

Impact


November 29, 2016

The Impact of Giving to UNC

Resident Undergraduate Costs 2016-17

Tuition - $6,906
Student Fees - $1,982
Books & Supplies - $1,350
Room & Board - $10,770
Total - $21,008

  • 65% of students receive some type of financial assistance
  • 34% of students are first-generation students

UNC Students Work Harder

  • Average Full-Time Course Load at UNC 14.3 credit hours
  • 60% UNC students vs. 35% national average worked 6+ hours per week off campus
  • More than 25% of UNC students working for pay while in college reported working more than 20 hours per week
  • 42% UNC students vs. 31% national average helped support their family financially while in college
  • 84% UNC students vs. 76% national average chose their particular career to help pay off debt

The Growing Share

Average Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation from UNC - $25,563 on average among graduates of similar statewide institutions

State Funding vs. Tuition
65% student revenue (Tuition, room and board, and academic and student fees)
20% state support
9% other support
6% donor support

UNC Annual Revenue
State share (general fund) & other non-student support
2000-01 - 68%
2016-17 - 35%

Student share (resident tuition)
2000-01 - 32%
2016-17 - 65%

You + UNC

  • Last year $11+ MILLION in support was committed by 5,700 individuals and organizations from Colorado and across the country
  • Donors chose to direct 75% toward supporting current Bears and 25% to endow support for future Bears
  • 33,000+ UNC alumni have donated to support UNC students with young UNC alumni giving back an average of $109.13 annually
  • $30 million in scholarships awarded

Lasting Impact

80% of UNC students are employed or in graduate school one year after graduating

Average starting salary
$31,593 bachelor graduates
$40,837 graduate degree holders

Sources: Recommended Budget Fiscal Year 2016-2017, percentages round to nearest whole number; Leadership Annual Giving 2016; UNC Facts & Figures 2016; Cooperative Institutional Research Program College Senior Survey, 2015; UNC Self-Study Report to Higher Learning Commission 2015; Colorado Department of Higher Education, 2015; UNC Financial Aid, 2014; Community and Civic Engagement, 2014; UNC Alumni Survey, 2012-13