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Braced by History, Making the Future

Transform your life at NC Central — then transform the world.

Coronavirus Informational Updates

NCCU is monitoring developments related to Coronavirus 2019, or COVID-19, closely. Learn important information about how the university is responding, review preventative measures and view resources from local, state, national and international agencies.

We made the commitment as the nation's first public liberal arts institution for African American students. We sustain it as a future-focused modern university.

Two state-of-the-art research institutes, collaborations with the Research Triangle Park industries, and interdisciplinary work in disciplines from business to education.

World-Class Research

Two state-of-the-art research institutes, collaborations with the Research Triangle Park industries, and interdisciplinary work in disciplines from business to education.

Equipping students to thrive academically and socially; student success is at the heart of our university.

You Matter

Equipping students to thrive academically and socially; student success is at the heart of our university.

Making a measurable difference in the lives of our neighbors throughout the Triangle region of North Carolina.

Service to the Community

Making a measurable difference in the lives of our neighbors throughout the Triangle region of North Carolina.

Steeped in a rich history, the City of Medicine thrives as a center for innovation, entrepreneurship, and diverse cultural outlets.

Connection to Durham

Steeped in a rich history, the City of Medicine thrives as a center for innovation, entrepreneurship, and diverse cultural outlets.

Committed to embracing a wide range of ideas, people, and communities, NCCU is a campus with a welcoming environment for all.

Diversity and Inclusion

Committed to embracing a wide range of ideas, people, and communities, NCCU is a campus with a welcoming environment for all.

With 15 Division I sports and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship-winning teams, NCCU Eagles soar on and off their fields of play.

Division 1 Athletics

With 15 Division I sports and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship-winning teams, NCCU Eagles soar on and off their fields of play.

Student Emergency Relief Fund

In response to the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) crisis, NCCU has established a student emergency relief fund to support the short-term financial needs of NCCU students who are facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food and other vital resources. Please consider making an immediate impact today with a gift of any amount!

Moving Forward

Five major capital projects are underway at NCCU, including a new student center, a new School of Business, and three residence halls that together will change the campus landscape. 

Top-Ranked Programs and World-Class Faculty

As one of the nation’s preeminent community-engaged universities, we have produced leaders who are in touch with the world around them for more than 109 years. Students can discover NCCU’s competitive educational opportunities and graduate positioned for success in a number of industries.

Leading the Way

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., was elected as the 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University on June 26, 2017. Through his leadership, Dr. Akinleye has worked to expand the university’s academic partnerships, including new agreements with community colleges, and introduced to the campus a robust online, distance-education program (NCCU Online), K-12 initiatives, and a security strategy to increase safety for campus constituents.

Our Community

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Miss NCCU Ti'Eja Woodson

Ti’Eja Woodson has become accustomed to serving as a royal ambassador for the university in her role as the 2019 Miss NCCU. For four days beginning January 30, 2020, she traded her scepter for a football for the NFL’s Super Bowl LIV Week in Miami.

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Science Researchers Seek Answers to Mankind’s Toughest Questions

From early explorers setting off in dugout canoes to today’s astronauts-in-training, the desire to explore what lies just beyond our view is universal.

Dr. William “Bill” McNeal and his wife, Nata Fayette “Faye” McNeal

Dr. William “Bill” McNeal and His Wife, Nata Fayette “Faye” McNeal

Dr. William McNeal and his wife, Nata Fayette McNeal understand the importance of high-quality education in a well-lived life.

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