North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a distinguished institution nestled in the heart of Durham, North Carolina, has earned national acclaim for its unwavering commitment to academic excellence, groundbreaking research opportunities and remarkable achievements in securing grants for innovative projects.

Our Rankings

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Top accolades include No. 11 HBCU in the nation, No. 7 best college for veterans and No. 8 top performer on social mobility among southern regional universities.

2024 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings


Best HBCU in Nation


Best College for Veterans

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Top Performer on Social Mobility

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Top Public School

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Best Value School

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Best Regional University in the South

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