Topics: N.C. Central University

Location: Durham, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1910

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 8,155

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,369

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2011): 6,369

Acceptance rate: 61 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, 2010): 14.8 percent

Sports nickname: Eagles

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $3,450.57


Here's what the UNC-system has been up to this summer


The controversy over the fate of the UNC Center for Civil Rights' ability to litigate dominated the UNC Board of Governors’ agenda in the past few meetings, but the university system managed to stay busy this summer. 

Trump order comes amid DeVos' controversial HBCU comments


Between Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ comments and an executive order issued Feb. 28, historically black colleges and universities are in the national spotlight. 

UNC-system happenings for Feb. 14, 2017


The exhibit “Soft Diplomacy: Quilting Cultural Diplomacy in Liberia” will be on display at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum through May 5.

UNC-system happenings for Oct. 26

Sixteen students from UNC-Pembroke lent a helping hand to three families in South Carolina who were affected by the early October flooding.

UNC-system happenings for Sept. 11, 2015

Laverne Cox to speak at NCCU

Laverne Cox, an Emmy-nominated transgender actress and the first trans woman of color to play a leading role on mainstream television, will give a speech at N.C.

Professor Gene Nichol says politics caused the poverty center's closing


Gene Nichol is a man who won’t be moved.

UNC-system happenings for Nov. 25, 2014

Appalachian State University has experienced three student deaths this semester — two of which happened in the last 11 days.

UNC-system happenings for Sept. 26, 2014

UNC-Greensboro is following in the footsteps of UNC-CH and Duke University on sexual assault prevention, launching a new program this fall to address interpersonal violence on campus.

UNC-system happenings for Sept. 8, 2014

Winston-Salem State University might have a new chancellor in less than a week.

Historically black N.C. schools battle declining enrollment, look to move forward


North Carolina has 11 four-year public and private HBCUs — the most in the country — but fewer HBCU students in the state are able to afford four-plus years of college, in part due to the latest flurry of state funding cuts to the UNC system and decreased financial aid.

Moral Monday arrestees weigh legal options

Court officials in Wake County are looking to simplify the aftermath of nearly 1,000 people being arrested over the dozen Moral Monday protests this summer — but some UNC-affiliated arrestees say they are hesitant to comply.

Reports of gunmen put three NC universities under lockdown

Three N.C. universities were on lockdown last week after gunmen were reportedly spotted on each campus — but outcomes ranged from a student being shot to an umbrella being mistaken for a rifle.

NC jazz orchestra hosts 5-set concert


The history of jazz was on display in Hill Hall Auditorium Tuesday night, with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra splitting the genre into five sets.

NCCU's first female chancellor elected

Whether in Washington, D.C., or in the private sector, North Carolina Central University’s new chancellor has always been on the cutting edge of higher education.

NC Central University approves restructuring of academic programs

After a report on academic degree duplication last year failed to find concrete proposals for restructuring academic programs, several UNC-system schools are taking on the task themselves.

NCCU could expel 500 for low grades

New academic standards at N.C. Central University have put more than 500 students in jeopardy of being kicked out of school. As many as 519 students at the university are on a warning list because they do not have a 1.9 GPA. The new requirement is part of an incremental policy to help improve the school’s academic standing.

Local bands chosen for 2011 Rose Parade


Two N.C. university marching bands have been invited to the 2011 Rose Parade, one of the most prestigious parades a college marching band can participate in.

The parade, which takes place before the Rose Bowl game each year in Pasadena, Calif., is watched by about 40 million people on TV and another million in person.

Schools outline Tomorrow goals

When the 17 UNC-system campuses were asked to respond by May with their plans to complete the goal that system President Erskine Bowles gave them in December, some campus task forces didn't think it would be possible to complete that goal.