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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.

2021 Ultimate Homecoming Experience

Get ready for the return of the Ultimate Homecoming Experience, Oct. 31 – Nov. 6, with multiple events for students, faculty and staff, alumni and friends!

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.

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

Teaching Artist Certificate Program
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
HBCU Week Shares Best Practices on Graduating STEM Majors, Applying to Grants
The HBCU Jazz Education Initiative
Downbeat Magazine
A Jazz Education Initiative to Strengthen Jazz at HBCUs
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HBCU Alumna Aims to Increase Representation in the Film Industry through Scholarship Competition
ACCORD Team members from NCCU, including students, faculty, and staff, at a COVID-19 testing event in Durham, N.C.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
North Carolina Central University Addresses COVID-19 Disparities in Rural North Carolina
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MEAC Sports
Cat Tarvin Named NCCU Head Softball Coach
Three former NC Central standouts posed with Kyle Serba
HBCU Gameday
NC Central Alumni Start Scholarship to Honor SID

 

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.

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AHA HBCU Scholars, Chisom Ezenwenyi and Philomena Onasanya

Chisom Ezenwenyi and Philomena Onasanya

NCCU Biomedical and Biological Sciences students Chisom Ezenwenyi and Philomena Onasanya were named American Heart Association HBCU Scholars, a program that aims to close the gap in health disparities by supporting scholars seeking careers in biomedical and health sciences.

Candace Bailey, Ph.D.

Candace Bailey, Ph.D.

NCCU Music Professor Candace Bailey, Ph.D., has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr Ibrahim Cisse Alumnus

Ibrahim Cissé, Ph.D.

NCCU alumnus Ibrahim Cissé, Ph.D., ’04 was named one of 25 MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Fellows in the Class of 2021. The MacArthur Fellows Program honors talented individuals who “have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

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