OUR 17 INSTITUTIONS
The University of North Carolina is a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. It encompasses the 17 diverse constituent institutions and other educational, research, and public service organizations.
Each shares in the overall mission of the University. That mission is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society.
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2000
Consistently ranking among the top 15 southern universities in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Guide, Appalachian State University enrolls over 14,000 students in 95 undergraduate and 81 graduate degree programs.
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 328-6131
Chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 8, 1907, East Carolina University has grown from its beginnings as a two-year normal school to a Doctoral/Research-Intensive level university. ECU currently enrolls more than 19,000 students.
Elizabeth City State Univeristy
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: (252) 335-3400
When ECSU opened its doors in 1892, it had 23 students, two faculty members, and a budget of $900. Today, ECSU enrolls more than 2,100 students in 34 baccalaureate degree programs, a master's program, and selected professional areas.
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 672-1111
The second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, Fayetteville State was founded in 1867 as the Howard School for the education of African Americans. Today, FSU serves a growing and diverse student body of more than 5,300.
NC A & T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: (336) 334-7500
Since its inception as a land grant university in 1891, North Carolina A & T State has carried a rich tradition of leadership and achievement. Spread over 188 acres at the center of North Carolina's Piedmont, A & T's campus is just 9 blocks from downtown Greensboro.
NC Central University
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 530-6100
Founded in 1909, North Carolina Central University was the nation's first public liberals arts institution founded for African-Americans. NCCU is a comprehensive university offering undergraduate and graduate programs.
UNC School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Phone: (336) 770-3399
As the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation, the School of the Arts trains students for careers in the performing, visual, and film and television arts.
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: (919) 515-2011
A nationally recognized leader in science and technology with historic strengths in agriculture, textiles, and engineering, NC State offers degree programs in the humanities and social sciences, design, education, natural resources, business and veterinary medicine.
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: (828) 251-6600
UNC Asheville was founded in 1927 as Buncombe County Junior College for area residents interested in pursuing their education beyond high school. Today, UNC Asheville's reputation as a high-quality public liberal arts university extends beyond the state.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 962-2211
Now in its third century, UNC-Chapel Hill was the first public university to open its doors to students. UNC's academic offerings include 84 bachelor's, 165 master's, and 108 doctoral degrees, as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and law.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: (704) 687-2000
UNC Charlotte is one of a generation of universities founded in metropolitan areas immediately after WWII in response to rising education demands. UNC Charlotte has since grown at a rate of about 4 percent a year, reaching its current enrollment of more than 18,000 students.
Greensboro, NC 27412
Phone: (336) 334-5000
The NC College for Women (as UNCG was then called) was chartered in 1891 as the first state-supported school for the higher education of women. UNCG, now with 14,000 students, offers more than 100 bachelor's, 10 master's and doctoral degrees in 14 disciplines.
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: (800) 949-8627
In 1887, the NC General Assembly, in response to a petition from the Indian people of Robeson County, enacted legislation to create the Croatan Normal School. The Normal School was founded to train Native American public school teachers.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 962-3000
Education on the college level first came to Wilmington in 1946 when a college center was established that offered courses on the freshman level. Today, UNC Wilmington offers master's programs that impact the region's needs and issues.
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (828) 227-7211
Western Carolina University was founded in 1889 as a semi-public school whose mission was teacher training. A new charter in 1929 authorized the school to extend its work to the four-year level. By 1972 Western was designated a regional campus and became a constituent institution of UNC.
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2000
Winston-Salem State University was founded as the Slater Industrial Academy in 1892. It began in a one-room frame structure with 25 pupils and one teacher. In 1925 it became Winston-Salem Teachers College and was empowered to confer appropriate degrees.
NC School of Science and Mathematics
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-2600
The NC School of Science and Mathematics opened in 1980 as the first school of its kind in the nation ?a public, residential high school where students study a specialized curriculum built around science and mathematics. On July 1, 2007, NCSSM became a consituent institution of UNC.
for Prospective Undergraduate Students
Online Admission Applications - All sixteen senior constituent University of North Carolina institutions utilize the CFNC.org online application system. CFNC.org will save your information to a database as you proceed through the application process so you may apply to multiple campuses using the same data.
Tuition & Fees, Programs & Degrees, Certficate Programs, Campus Profiles
The University of North Carolina is home to more than 215,000 students at its 17 constituent institutions. These students come from different states, countries, and unique backgrounds. Chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1789, the University of North Carolina was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century.
for Prospective Graduate Students
The University of North Carolina has a strong history of graduate level study and research. Our 16 senior institutions have diverse and dynamic specialities, many of which are regarded among the best programs in the world.
Tuition & Fees, Programs & Degrees, UNC Online
To better serve everyone wishing to use the educational resources of the University of North Carolina, we strive continually to provide convenient access through our web interface.
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is North Carolina's one stop shop for information on how to plan, apply, and pay for college, with a mission of increasing the state's college-going rate. CFNC is a non-profit partnership between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.
The University of North Carolina Online
The University of North Carolina Online offers comprehensive descriptions of and contact, application, admission, and tuition and fee information for more than 170 online programs in 22 fields of study offered by the 16 constituent universities of one of the world's most prestigious university systems.
Academic Common Market
The University of North Carolina participates at the graduate level in the Academic Common Market, an arrangement among the member states of the Southern Regional Education Board whereby certified residents may pursue not commonly available degrees in another state at in-state tuition rates.
UNC Online Academic Services Portal
A "one-stop" website designed to support faculty, staff, and students participating in online courses from around the UNC multi-campus community.
GEAR UP North Carolina
UNC's federally funded grant program designed to increase the number of low-income middle and high school students prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Board Member Access
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Board of Governors
The UNC-Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with "the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions." It elects the president, who administers the University. The 32 voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the General Assembly for four-year terms. Special members are non-voting members with varying terms.
General Administration Resources
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Human Resources Division
The Human Resources Division in the UNC General Administration (GA) is the system-wide HR office for The University of North Carolina. The HR Staff serves as a resource to the 17 HR campus offices and also provides HR services for employees who work in General Administration.