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.
Number of Students: 8,155
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)