North Carolina A&T State University
2016-17 VISITOR’S GUIDE
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WELCOME TO CAMPUS
Message from the Chancellor:
Welcome to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, one of America’s highly respected 1890 land-grant, doctoral, higher research activity institutions of higher learning. As you tour our campus, I hope you have an opportunity to explore the university’s history and the wealth of offerings that are unique to North Carolina A&T State University.
N.C. A&T has the distinction of being the largest among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as well as the No. 1 public HBCU in the nation. A&T also has consistently ranked No. 3 in sponsored research in the UNC system for more than a decade.
A recent study on the university’s economic value to the state shows that in fiscal year 2012–13, A&T’s payroll and operations spending, together with construction, students, visitors, alumni and start-up companies’ spending, created $979.1 million in added state income—the equivalent of creating 15,909 new jobs—and $656.2 million in added regional income—equating to 10,682 jobs in Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham and Randolph counties.
An institution dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), A&T has realized its mission to provide diverse offerings of educational and interdisciplinary research opportunities that aid our outstanding students and dynamic faculty in developing innovative solutions to complex global challenges. And, as one of the state’s two land-grant institutions, A&T provides research-based educational programs and offers solutions to critical social, environmental, medical and educational issues to individuals, families and communities through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. A&T consistently graduates the most African American and the most African American women engineers at the undergraduate level, and is one of the largest producers of undergraduate degrees awarded to African Americans in accounting, agriculture, visual and performing arts, communication and journalism. During your visit to our campus and our city, please make time to engage with our students, employees and alumni—the men and women who make this university great.
With Aggie Pride,
Harold L. Martin, Sr.