North Carolina Central University Details
1801 Fayetteville Street
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Fayetteville Street Durham,
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a four-year, state-supported,
coed, liberal arts institution founded in 1910 as the National Religious
Training School and Chautaugua. The school was sold and reorganized in
1915, becoming the National Training School.
Originally chartered as a private school, it became the nationís first
state-supported, black, liberal arts college in 1923, changing its name to
Durham State Normal School. Three years later, the school was named North
Carolina College for Negroes. In 1939, graduate and professional programs
began to be established. NCCU became one of the sixteen member
institutions of the North Carolina system in 1972 and is now subject to
the control of its board of governors.
North Carolina Central holds to its mission to develop character and to
provide sound academic training for real service to the nation. Its
programs give students a strong background in general Western culture and
The 103-acre campus houses fifty-six buildings of modern and modified Georgian brick.
North Carolina Central University is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Science, and masterís degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $1574 (in-state); $10,391 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $2464 (room); $1742 (board)
Special fees: $933
Estimated total cost: $7463 (in-state); $16,280 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 77
Number of scholarships and grants: 2,931
Total amount of scholarships and grants: $9,043,039
Range of scholarships and grants: $50Ė$14,150
July 1 (fall); November 1 (spring)
July 1 (fall); November 1 (spring).
Graduation from an accredited high school and
completion of the following units: 4 English (grammar, composition, and
literature), 3 mathematics (algebra I and II and geometry), 3 science
(including lab) and 2 social sciences (U.S. history), and 2 units of
foreign language highly recommended. Students must submit an official high
school transcript and provide proof of immunization against measles and
rubella. Preference is given to North Carolina residents. A $30
nonrefundable application fee is required.
Admission Application Deadline: July 1 (fall); November 1 (spring).
Admission Contact: Director of Undergraduate Admissions, North Carolina
Central University, PO Box 19717, Shepherd Station, Durham, North Carolina
27707; Telephone: 919-530-6298; 877-677-7533 (toll-free); 919-530-7525 (fax).
A minimum of 124 to 149 hours and completion of
the core course requirements, including four English, four mathematics,
four science, history, and two foreign language and completion of a senior
seminar in the major area of study.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment (men/women): 1,929/3,512
Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 1,224/2,085
Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 240/494
Graduate students (men/women): 411/957
Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 4,489; Asian, 41; Caucasian,
702; Hispanic, 40; International, 99; Native American, 38;
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, and
career planning and placement.
Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater,
concerts, dances, choir, marching band, and jazz ensemble. Students may
work on the student-run yearbook or newspaper.
Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association,
student-run radio station (WNCU-FM), Womenís Caucus, Student Bar
Association, Legal Fraternities, and numerous other student-run
organizations. Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma
Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi
Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. In addition,
there are four local sororities and five local fraternities. Honor
societies are also represented on campus.
Housing Availability: 2,000 housing spaces; freshmen given priority;
off-campus living permitted.
Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility and services for the visually impaired.
Number of faculty members: 427
Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
Full-time faculty members: 313
Part-time faculty members: 114
Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 70%
North Carolina Central University is a member of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Eastern Collegiate
Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Intercollegiate Sports: menís basketball, cross-country, football, tennis,
and track; womenís basketball, cross-country, tennis, track, softball, and
Intramural Sports: basketball, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, tennis, and
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, North Carolina Central
University, 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707;
Telephone: 919-530-7057 or 7056.
Two summer sessions.
Bachelor of Arts: Art, Art Education, Criminal Justice, Dramatic Arts,
Dramatic Arts/Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Economics,
Elementary Education, English, English Education, English/Media
Journalism, Fine Arts, French, French Education, History, History
Education, Middle Grades Education, Music, Music Education, Philosophy,
Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Social Studies
Education, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish Education, Theater
Arts Education, Visual Communications
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Banking and Finance,
Biology, Biology Education, Business Administration, Business Education,
Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Clothing/Textiles, Commerce in Business
Education, Community Health Education, Computer Information Sciences,
Computer Science, Decision Sciences, Economics, Elementary Education,
Environmental Sciences, Finance, Food and Nutrition, Geography and Earth
Sciences, Health Education, Home Economics/Human Sciences, Management,
Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Middle Grades Education,
Military Science, Nursing, Physical Education and Recreation, Physics,
Physics Education, Science Education, Secondary Education
Master of Arts: Agency Counseling, Career Counseling, Education
Technology, English, History, Library and Information Studies, Psychology,
School Counseling, Sociology
Master of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Earth Science,
Human Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Education and Recreation, Public
Master of Education: Business Education, Communications Disorders,
Education Technology, Elementary Education, Middle Grade Education,
Preprofessional Programs: Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Juris Doctor/Business
Administration, Juris Doctor/Library Science and Information Science
Professional Program: Juris Doctor