Founded in 1910, North Carolina Central University was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-Americans in the nation. Today, the university has a diverse population of more than 8,300 students enrolled in first-class academic programs.
North Carolina Central University was founded by James E. Shepard as a private institution in 1910 and became a state-funded institution in 1923. The school became North Carolina Central University in 1969 by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly and joined the UNC system in 1972. Today, the University offers 100 bachelor’s degrees and 40 master’s degree programs.
Most Popular Programs
- The Department of Military Science provides students with the opportunity to become a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army upon completion of an undergraduate degree. The Army ROTC Program is the headquarters for Army ROTC at NCCU and Duke University.
- NCCU has a cross-town agreement with Duke University to offer Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) through the Office of Aerospace Studies. AFROTC offers a four-year and a two-year curriculum leading to a commission as a second lieutenant
- NCCU Eagle VETS is a recognized chapter of Student Veterans of America and was established to assist veterans and dependents with their assimilation into academia by providing the proper networks and resources required for optimal academic and professional achievement. In the spirit of NCCU’s motto, “Truth and Service,” Eagle VETS proudly promotes service to our community, University, and organization.
Military Student Support
- The NCCU Office of Veterans Affairs web site serves as a comprehensive resource for all of their student veterans. Included on the site are links to potential student employment opportunities and scholarship sources specifically for veterans.
- The NCCU School of Law operates a Veterans Law clinic that provides legal advice to veterans in the community and throughout the state. Under extensive supervision, law students assist veterans and their families with the complexities and technical aspects of filing their claims with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Offices nationwide, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. They have expanded this service to reach veterans throughout North Carolina using the TALIAS Network.
- The NCCU Veterans Center, funded by an $18,000 grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, opened in fall 2012 in the Miller-Morgan building on the Durham campus. In addition to resources specifically for student veterans, there is a computer center and lounge to help students connect with one another.
Financial Aid: Sherry Henderson
GI Bill: Dawn Whetstone
SOC Representative: Dawn Whetstone
Military Liason: Dawn Whetstone
Government Relations: John Smith
Registrar: Jerome Goodwin
Tuition Assistance: Brenda Mitchell
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