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North Carolina Central University was established on July 10, 1910. It was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard as a National Religious Training School. It was renamed North Carolina Central University in 1969. There are over 120 registered student organizations and more than 10 honor societies in this institution. North Carolina has the following colleges and schools under its supervision:

  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Technology
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
North Carolina Central University has football, softball, baseball, basketball, track and field, tennis, volleyball, bowling, and golf teams. The athletics teams of this university are known as the Eagles. They participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level. North Carolina Central University has gained regional and national recognition in the athletic field.

Profile of North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University is in a medium-sized city, in Durham, NC. The school is classified as a public college. Students at North Carolina Central University earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include law and family and social work.

North Carolina Central University Selectivity

North Carolina Central University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 380 to 470 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 380 and 480.


Some professors at North Carolina Central University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

North Carolina Central University, in 2007, had 8, 383 students (7, 126 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities.

Student Life

Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at North Carolina Central University belong to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association for major sports.

North Carolina Central University Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find the school to be more affordable than many of its peers.

North Carolina Central University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts226library science, political science, history, sociology, English, Spanish language, geography, French language
Education and Teaching175elementary school teaching, secondary school administration, special ed, college student Counselling, school Counselling, instructional media design, kindergarten/preschool teaching, middle school teaching, . . .
Business and Management136business management, accounting
Family and Social Work126family and consumer science, public administration, social work, food and nutrition
Therapy and Counselling89psychology, communication disorders
Security and Law Enforcement86criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and administration
Science55biology, chemistry, geology, physics, biomedical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering52information science, computer science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48registered nursing
Media34mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26health and physical education, parks and recreation management, athletic trainer, recreational therapy
Hospitality15hospitality management
Music14music, jazz
Medical administration14public health Education
Art Studies7art studies
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles
Religion and Philosophy0religious music

Contact: North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

1801 Fayetteville Street

Durham, NC 27707

General Phone: (919) 530-6100


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