Founded in 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is building on a proud heritage of academic excellence as it leads the way in the 21st century. The university’s 223-acre campus boasts historic landmarks and gleaming modern facilities. Students, alumni, faculty and staff set the university apart—as the top public HBCU among U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges, as No. 3 for sponsored research in the 17-member UNC system and as the leading national producer of African American engineers, psychologists, landscape architects and certified public accountants.
At N.C. A&T, big dreams take wing. Aggies receive a strong academic background and set their sights high. The university fosters creativity and excellence that extend beyond the classroom into exciting careers. More important, a degree from A&T pays off. In 2013, Triangle Business Journal ranked starting salaries for N.C. A&T graduates as fourth among 30 North Carolina universities. What better place to develop your potential and create a blueprint for success?
No matter what major you choose from N.C. A&T’s degree-granting colleges and joint school, you will discover new things about yourself and receive a cutting-edge education on which to build a promising future. With a Carnegie Foundation ranking as a doctoral, higher research activity university, N.C. A&T puts students on paths to learning that keep pace with industry trends. Imagine studying the stock market in a simulated trading room or designing and building a hydrogen fuel cell car in a state-of-the-art laboratory. Here, faculty and student researchers are spearheading innovations in science, technology and engineering. Like the Aggies who paved the way, you will discover amazing academic opportunities at N.C. A&T.
To visit Aggieland is to be inspired. At N.C. A&T, a unique spirit abounds that you won’t experience elsewhere. That spirit resounds in the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, shines bright at homecoming and surrounds the February One Monument commemorating the historic lunch counter sit-ins led by the Greensboro Four. Aggie Pride forms a bond between every student and graduate. Aggie Pride is about embracing higher academic and social standards. It’s about striving for greatness and believing that you can accomplish your goal. Aggie Pride means honoring the past and preserving the university’s great legacy. It also means continuing to advance the university. But be forewarned, Aggie Pride is contagious!
And they dream big. If Ronald McNair could become an astronaut, Elvin Bethea could become an NFL Hall of Famer, Natasha Yvette Williams could star on Broadway, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. could run for president, imagine how far your degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University can take you.
We are proud. Our history is rich with achievement and tradition. Our university is a place where the dynamic and visionary challenge the status quo. We share a vision of preeminence; using our minds, our research and our passion, we engage the community and create positive, lasting global change. We are better than yesterday, but never as good as tomorrow. Because our excellence has no boundaries—and because that’s what AGGIES DO!