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Preparing for Success in a Global Marketplace

Grounded in a legacy of 111 years of excellence, NCCU offers top-ranked programs in disciplines including the sciences, law, business and education.

Celebrate Pride Month

Happy #PrideMonth, Eagles! NCCU is invested in providing safe spaces for our LGBTQ+ community members, which includes our LGBTA Resource Center. Listen to Douglas Cox '23 share how the Center makes him feel confident and comfortable as a community member.

Happy Juneteenth, Eagles!

Join the NCCU James E. Shepard Memorial Library in commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday at their virtual discussion, “Reframing Black Identity Through Photography – African American Photographers and Their Works.” Guest panelists will explore the role of HBCUs and African American photographers in shaping the cultural landscape.

COVID-19 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.

Millennial Campus Celebration

On April 26, North Carolina Central University commemorated the grand opening of three state-of-the-art buildings — George Street Residential Complex, Lawson Street Residential Complex and Alston Avenue Apartments. Watch a replay of the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

Tour NCCU Virtually Today

Experience the sloping hills and verdant green of North Carolina Central University. Discover special places on campus—including our classrooms, laboratories, residence halls and more. Our virtual tour is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be accessed from the comfort of your home.

NCCU in the News

HBCU Scholars: Marla McGhee and Phineas Nyang'oro
U.S. Department of Education
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Names 2022 HBCU Scholars
Students at the LGBTA Resource Center grand opening
BestColleges
Best HBCUs for LGBTQ+ Students
NCCU Law School
Hebdenbridge News
Learning & Summering While Black? You Should Definitely Check Out This Law School Ranking List
Woman Scientist in Laboratory
Yahoo! News
The American Heart Association Continues to Combat Disparity in Healthcare Through Scholars Programs
Support group meeting
U.S. Department of Education
Building on President Biden's Unity Agenda, Education Department Urges Colleges to Use American Rescue Plan Funds to Provide Mental Health Supports to Students
The Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes
EBONY Magazine
Iconic Painting ‘The Sugar Shack’ from ‘Good Times’ Sells for $15.2 Million

 

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.

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 110 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.

Soaring Eagles

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SOAR is for first-time students who have recently graduated from high school and transfer students from a community college or other four-year institution.

NCCU Class of 2025 student posing for a picture.
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SOAR is for first-time students who have recently graduated from high school and transfer students from a community college or other four-year institution.

NCCU Class of 2025 student posing for a picture.
Jul 24

SOAR is for first-time students who have recently graduated from high school and transfer students from a community college or other four-year institution.

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