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NCCU At A Glance
Students Walking Since 1910, the mission of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has been to prepare students academically and professionally to become leaders. NCCU is a comprehensive institution, which offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 100 fields of study and awards graduate degrees in an estimated 40 disciplines. The University has a state-of-the-art biotechnology research institute, which collaborates with pharmacy and biotech companies in the much-touted Research Triangle Park area, where NCCU is found. RTP is home to the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world – GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) and Merck.

With nearly 9,000 students enrolled, the historically black university is diverse. International studies and exchange programs attract exchange students from more than 12 countries, including Liberia, India, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nepal, China, the Czech Republic, Nigeria, South Korea, Russia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and South Africa.

Some programs are attracting students to NCCU, including the Institute for Homeland Security and Workforce Development, Biomanufacturing, Nursing, Education, Law, Business and Hospitality and Tourism.

Juniors, seniors and professors are encouraged to mentor incoming freshmen—“to help them adjust to college life.” More importantly is the university’s commitment to prepare and equip students with the knowledge and skill to compete in the global marketplace.

Through the scholarship and teaching of its faculty, and the many contributions to society of its alumni, NCCU seeks to fulfill its motto of “Truth and Service."

North Carolina Central University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of North Carolina Central University.