Topics: UNC-Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1946

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 26,571

Undergraduate enrollment (fall 2014): 22,216

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2014): 12,400

Acceptance rate (fall 2013): 62.7 percent

Graduation rate (four year, 2013): 26 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $6,179

Sports nickname: 49ers

Website: www.uncc.edu

Man killed by undercover officer in Charlotte

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement that 28-year-old Josue Javier Diaz exposed a handgun to an undercover officer, who then shot and killed Diaz.


UNC-system happenings Aug. 26, 2016

Zoe Woodell Locklear, UNC-Pembroke provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, has announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2017.


UNC-system happenings for Feb. 4, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools. 


UNC-system happenings for Jan. 21, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools.


UNC-system happenings for Oct. 24, 2014

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UNC-system happenings for Oct. 22, 2014

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan spoke to about 40 people at N.C. State University on Monday.


UNC-system happenings for Oct. 15, 2014

Jean-Michel Cousteau, a distinguished underwater explorer, called for action to protect endangered ocean resources at a recent lecture he gave at East Carolina University.


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.


Another year of budget cuts piles up for UNC system

Long before the N.C. General Assembly finalized a new state budget last month, higher education leaders knew two more years of tight finances would be on the horizon.


Charlotte, Raleigh battle for transportation funds

To the frustration of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and other city residents, former Charlotte mayor and current Gov. Pat McCrory isn’t giving his hometown any special treatment.


Sleep science degree to be launched with UNC-Charlotte

The world’s first bachelor’s degree in sleep studies will be launched this fall — at UNC.


Charlotte readies for Democratic National Convention security

As the Charlotte area prepares to host the Democratic National Convention this fall, city officials are preparing for the increased traffic that will accompany President Barack Obama’s arrival.


Universities urge Congress to reach agreement on federal deficit reduction

Universities nationwide are urging members of Congress to reach an agreement on federal deficit reduction without imposing further cuts on higher education.


Democratic National Convention turns down UNC-C’s housing offer

When the Democratic National Convention comes to Charlotte in 2012, it will need a place to house its personnel.


By any other name: Students' quest for a name change makes surprising sense

If students at UNC-Charlotte want to change its name to the “University of Charlotte,” then they should be allowed to.
Megan Smith, UNC-C student body president, is leading the charge to differentiate. She stated that credit for the school’s “crowning glories and achievements” is being given to UNC. Chapel Hill, that is.


UNC-Charlotte to consider name change

Students at UNC-Charlotte have recently expressed interest in changing the school’s name to the University of Charlotte. The school’s name is being confused with UNC-CH, and UNC-C students are complaining, said Megan Smith, the student body president at UNC-C.


UNC School of Medicine to expand

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine will expand its medical school to the UNC-system campuses in Asheville and Charlotte. The expansion, announced Tuesday, will allow UNC-CH to train more physicians with a focus on training for practice in rural areas.