NCCU and Cape Fear Community College Launch New Dual Admissions Partnership

Posted November 30, 2021, 7:26PM
L-R: Dr. Jason Chaffin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, CFCC; Mr. Jim Morton, President, CFCC; Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, Chancellor, NCCU; Dr. David H. Jackson, Jr., Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, NCCU

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, launching a dual admissions partnership between both institutions.  

The partnership provides a seamless transition for CFCC students receiving an Associate in Applied Science degree at CFCC to gain guaranteed admittance from NCCU and earn a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their degree and other program requirements. CFCC students earning a 2.75 GPA will be considered for the North Carolina Community College Scholarship. Advising will be available from CFCC and NCCU academic advisors. Additionally, CFCC students will reduce their total cost of earning a four-year degree by entering NCCU from CFCC.  

“Our new collaboration and formal agreement with Cape Fear Community College expand our continuous efforts to provide a high-quality, premier education to North Carolinians and others who seek to soar,” said Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., chancellor of North Carolina Central University.  “For more than 111 years, we have been at the forefront of nurturing, equipping and producing global scholars, change agents and influencers to be innovative and creative high-quality professionals who work in our international marketplace and serve their communities.”

He also noted his personal connection to CFCC as part of his previous tenure at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, stating, “I can personally attest to the power of Cape Fear Community College, its educational value, excellent curriculum, and the overall impact of their graduates in the region and throughout our state.”

“Cape Fear Community College is excited to collaborate with North Carolina Central University, one of the most highly regarded HBCUs in the nation,” stated CFCC President Jim Morton. “Cape Fear prioritizes expanding opportunities for our students to continue their education and this agreement will provide a direct pathway for our students to reach new heights in their academic endeavors.”

For more information on the partnership, contact NCCU’s Office of Transfer Services at 919-530-5593 or or CFCC’s Academic Advising office at

Media Note: Photos from the signing ceremony are available here.

NCCU & CFCC Pic 2 Nov 30 2021

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