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Braced by History, Making the Future

Transform your life at NC Central — then transform the world.

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.

Moving Forward

Five major capital projects are underway at NCCU, including a new student center, a new School of Business, and three residence halls that together will change the campus landscape. 

Convenient. Affordable. Flexible.

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 109 years. Students from all backgrounds can access NCCU’s top-ranked education opportunities from any location online. Regardless of your family or work obligations, you can achieve a world-class education and an inspiring, lucrative career.  

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 109 years. Students can discover NCCU’s competitive educational opportunities and graduate positioned for success in a number of industries.

Our Community

SHRM chapter

NCCU SHRM Chapter Wins Superior Merit Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has recognized North Carolina Central University’s SHRM student chapter for the third consecutive year with the 2018–2019 Superior Merit Award for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

Dr. Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Research is about generating new knowledge. For Deepak Kumar, PhD, research is not only his career but also his passion. Kumar is a cancer health disparity researcher by trade. Through research, he seeks solutions for the biological basis of cancer health disparities.

Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson, ‘98

Walking the sloping hills and the verdant green of North Carolina Central University in the mid-1990s, Timothy Johnson, a biology/pre-medicine student, thought that he would continue his educational journey to medical school and become an obstetrician.

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