North Carolina Central University
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NCCU continues to thrive with the Eagle Promise to enhance university core offerings for students — from their first step onto the sloping hills and verdant green through graduation. Listen to Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye discuss NCCU’s preeminent programs.
North Carolina Central University celebrates its 110th year of fulfilling founder Dr. James E. Shepard’s vision of developing students of character through rigorous academic training and a commitment to public service.
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.
For more than a century, NC Central has prepared students to transform communities.
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.
NCCU Now: An Eagle Tradition
Take a closer look at our campus via the pages of NCCU Now magazine. We’ll introduce you to our outstanding students, faculty, and staff who are making a difference in the world and turn the spotlight on alumni, including an interview with Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Jason Armstrong.
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.
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.
NCCU junior business major Zaniya Caine has been named as a 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a program that recognizes outstanding student performance in higher education.
Alisha Malloy, Ph.D.
NCCU Computer Science and Business professor Alisha Malloy, Ph.D., has been awarded a $10,000 grant to introduce students to a digital tool that can help map economic trends and define business management strategies.
Thomas A. Stith III
As director of the North Carolina District of the Small Business Administration, Thomas A. Stith III is leading the charge to empower business owners during the coronavirus pandemic.