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Details for Johnson C. Smith University


Johnson C. Smith University was founded in 1867 under the auspices of the Committee on Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. An HBCU, Johnson C. Smith is an independent, private, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Read more about Johnson C. Smith University in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 2.90
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1095-1400
ACT Score: 15-19
6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
Acceptance Rate: 38%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1543
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: None
Location: Urban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $18,236.00
Out of State Tuition: $18,236.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $46,673.00
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 13.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 15.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Balanced
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Balanced
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Johnson C. Smith University:

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Apart No More? Part II: The transition by some of the nation's historically black colleges into the mainstream raises questions about their future roles and identities.  (December 14, 2009)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)