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Why Recruit at NCCU

For more than 100 years, the university has educated the citizens of North Carolina, the United States and the world.

  • Washington Monthly ranks NCCU in the top 40 in the nation for contributions to the public good.
  • A National Jurist Publication ranked our School of Law as one of the top 5 in America in providing clinical opportunities to its students.
  • With both a bio-manufacturing and a biomedical research institute, NCCU is emerging as a leader in the study of health disparities. We offer hands-on laboratory experience in collaboration with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies based in Research Triangle Park and elsewhere across the state.
  • NCCU’s award-winning marching band, the Marching Sound Machine, was selected to perform on New Year’s Day 2011 in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
  • True to our motto of Truth and Service, NCCU was the first of North Carolina’s state-supported universities to require community service for graduation. Last year, NCCU students performed nearly 200,000 hours of service valued at $2.7 million to the Durham and regional economy.

Campus Demographics

Student Enrollment:

  • Number of Students: 8,155
  • Undergraduates: 6,369
  • Graduate / Professional: 1,786
  • Student Profile: 78% African-American, 12% White, 1.8% Hispanic; 1.2% Asian
  • International Students: 0.007 %
  • 2010 Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention: 68%
  • Campus-housed Undergraduates: 33%
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
  • Average Class Size: 21
  • Number of Degrees Offered: 78 (146 with concentration)
  • Bachelor's: 37
  • Master's/First Professional: 39
  • Certificates: 1
  • Doctoral: 1

Top Undergraduate Degree Programs:

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Family and Consumer Science
  3. Business Administration

Top Graduate Degree Programs:

  1. Law
  2. Library Science
  3. Public Administration

Number of Registered Student Organizations: 135

Number of Honor Societies: 8