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Everything is up at NCCU

Sponsored research funding up 97.4%
Enrollment up 5.5%
Fundraising up 8.6%
40% of the student body housed on campus

Rising Through the Ranks

The Eagles have soared to the No. 11 spot among the top historically Black colleges and universities in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. Additionally, in the category of southern regional universities, NCCU rose to No. 24 among the best-value schools from last year’s No. 44 spot.

The Eagle Promise

The Eagle Promise is like no other: We confidently commit to your academic success and promise that you will be prepared in a one-of-a-kind environment that empowers you to champion your future.

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.

Chancellor Search

Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye, 12th chancellor of North Carolina Central University (NCCU), has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2023–2024 academic year on June 30, 2024. A national search has been initiated to identify NCCU’s next chancellor.

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NCCU in the News

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NCCU Art Museum Back Open in Durham
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How Little Brother and Rap Portraits Made One of the Year’s Best Music Documentaries
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Freely Given Legal Services Provide a Unique Return
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NCCU QB Davius Richard Reflects on His Senior Season, Giving Back to His Community & More
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North Carolina Central University Football Player Prioritizes Carrying on His Family’s Legacy
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Historically Minority-Serving Institutions in North Carolina Launch Bioprocessing Training Hubs

 

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.

NCCU Has Joined Hands with SPGBK

NCCU has joined hands with SPGBK for a groundbreaking brand collaboration, and we've got the ultimate item that captures the essence of Eagle Pride!

Introducing the SPGBK x NCCU watch — the perfect accessory to complement your maroon and gray outfits flawlessly.

Available now in very limited quantities. Buy your SPGBK x NCCU watch now!

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