North Carolina Central University

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Dr. James E. Shepard founded the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race, Inc., on July 5, 1910. Today, North Carolina Central University remains committed to diversity in and access to higher education.


Energy, warmth, openness. From Move-In Day to Homecoming, students here feel like they’re part of a large, nurturing, and supportive family. Experience life at NC Central.


Located in the heart of the high-tech Research Triangle, NC Central University’s research centers are preparing students to become the next generation of scientists and social scientists. Our work addresses the economic and social challenges that impact North Carolina and the world today—and those that will affect us tomorrow.  


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Student services

The Office of New Student & Family Programs is housed in the Division of Student Affairs under the leadership of Gary Brown, Interim Vice Chancellor.  The University is committed to the equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age or disability.

Housing services

Freshmen who submit their completed application by June 30 are guaranteed housing. A Freshman is any student who has twenty-nine (29) or less college/university credit hours from NCCU and who did not complete any college credit hours after graduating from high school at a college/university other than NCCU.  

For your application to be complete, the $150 nonrefundable housing administrative fee must be paid in full and should be paid when completing the online application. Once we have received your completed application you will receive a confirmation notice. 

Library services

The libraries at North Carolina Central University provide resources and services that support the university’s educational, research, cultural and public service objectives.

Library resources are located in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) Library, the James E. Shepard Memorial Library, the Music Library, the School of Law Library and the School of Library and Information Sciences Library. 

Medical services

Our health professionals are eager to provide quality clinical and mental health services to advance the health of all students at North Carolina Central University.

Student Life

Campus life

The Community Living Standards are a legally binding adjunct to the Housing Agreement. You are equally responsible for complying with the rules, policies, and regulations that appear here as you are for those directly printed on the Housing Agreement.

Sports facilities

Join us in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center for group fitness classes, personal training, and more! Bring a friend to our wide variety of fitness classes, including Zumba, Boot Camp, and Yogalates. A membership to the campus recreation center is included in your student fees, so join us to make friends, get healthy, and exercise!

Student clubs

  • Eagle Elevation Leadership
  • Eaglefest. 
  • The Ultimate Homecoming. 
  • Student Organization Conference. 
  • Rock the Lyceum
  • Spring Fling.


North Carolina Central University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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