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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

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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