The University of North Carolina is acknowledged as not only the oldest, but one of the very best public university systems in the United States, featuring world renowned institutions of higher learning and distinguished faculty.
The University of North Carolina is a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people, building its strength through its diversity. Each UNC campus is unique in its mission, size, geography, constituencies, and service.
UNC campuses collectively offer more than 200 degree programs and graduate more than 30,000 students each year. The overall mission of the University is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society.
This mission is accomplished through instruction, which communicates the knowledge and values and imparts the skills necessary for individuals to lead responsible, productive, and personally satisfying lives; through research, scholarship, and creative activities, which advance knowledge and enhance the educational process; and through public service, which contributes to the solution of societal problems and enriches the quality of life in the State.