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Colleges / North Central Texas College

About NCTC

North Central Texas College is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Gainesville, Texas. NCTC was founded in 1924 and now enrolls around 10,327 students a year, including 10,327 undergrads.

NCTC offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2018, the total market value of NCTC's endowment was $4.286 million The institution spends around $2,051 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 16 undergraduates enrolled at NCTC.

2021 NCTC Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $2,760
Out-of-State $4,944

NCTC Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at NCTC

North Central Texas College does not offer early decision or early action.

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NCTC Acceptance Rate 2018

It is not competitive to get into NCTC. The acceptance rate at NCTC is 0%.

NCTC Waitlist

NCTC reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into North Central Texas College?

NCTC is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to NCTC, applicants must submit the following items.

NCTC Application Requirements

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NCTC Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to NCTC.

Is NCTC Test Optional?

NCTC does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at NCTC

Yes! NCTC provides on-campus housing for students.

NCTC students are active in the school's Student Nursing Association, Residence Hall Association and Cosmetology Student Association.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at NCTC.

Financial Aid at NCTC

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is NCTC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at NCTC

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at NCTC, around 99% return for their sophomore year.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for NCTC Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does NCTC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is NCTC a good school for you?

Interested in Applying to North Central Texas College?

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Where is North Central Texas College Located?

NCTC is located in the suburban setting of Gainesville, Texas, less than an hour from Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you want to see NCTC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Gainesville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what NCTC and Gainesville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1525 West California Street Gainesville, TX 76240-4699

Campus Setting: Suburban

NCTC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NCTC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NCTC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at NCTC is like? There are approximately 10,327 students enrolled at NCTC. 26% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from TX and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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