NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY
WELCOME TO CAMPUS
Message from the Chancellor:
Welcome to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, one of America’s most 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.
North Carolina A&T has the distinction of being the largest of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as well as one of the nation’s best HBCUs overall. A&T is also consistently one of North Carolina’s top three public research universities and has been for more than a decade.
A study on the university’s economic value to the state shows that A&T’s payroll and operations spending, together with construction, students, visitors, alumni, and start-up companies’ spending, is now worth more than $1 billion in added state income—the equivalent of creating 16,000 new jobs and $700 million in added regional income equating to 11,000 jobs in Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham and Randolph counties.
An institution recognized nationally for its strengths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), N.C. 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. 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 for individuals, families, and communities through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. A&T consistently graduates the most African-American and 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.