North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina A and T State University, also known as NC A&T, was founded as a mechanical college on March 9, 1891. The college was founded as a largely African-American school. North Carolina A and T State University is a land-grant university and has over 10,000 students. It was previously known as 'The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race'. More than 90 undergraduate degrees, and over 50 masters degrees and post-graduate degrees are offered here.

North Carolina A and T State University is one of the members of NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The athletics teams of NC A&T are nicknamed the 'Aggies'. Football, basketball, volleyball, track, baseball, softball, tennis, swimming, and bowling are sponsored by the college. Reverend Jesse Jackson, economist James A. Hefner, and astronaut and mission specialist Ronald McNair are the notable alumni of this university.

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North Carolina A & T State University
1601 E Market St
Greensboro , NC 27411
General Phone: (336) 334-7500

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North Carolina A & T Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching229secondary school administration, instructional media design, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, teacher education, agricultural teaching, ...
Business and Management215business management, transportation management, accounting, finance, marketing, marketing studies
Engineering208engineering, bioengineering, architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, ...
Liberal Arts173Romance languages and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Family and Social Work152family and consumer science, food and nutrition, child development, social work
Therapy and Counseling107psychology
Engineering Technician92electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, industrial tech, engineering technician
Media78mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, public relations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing
Science55biology, biotechnology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, physics
Computer Science and Engineering48computer science, system administration, computer engineering
Design46graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy41parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Security and Law Enforcement37criminal justice and safety
Animal Science and Care28animal science, animal health, various animal sciences courses
Agricultural Science and Management12agriculture, agricultural economics
Art Studies12art studies
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Mathematics10mathematics, applied mathematics
Medical Administration9occupational health
Architecture and Planning9landscape architecture
Landscaping and Horticulture5agronomy

Number of programs and degrees for North Carolina A & T in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,17274
Master's degree43733
Postbaccalaureate certificate06
Doctor's degree324

North Carolina A & T Student Body

North Carolina A & T is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, North Carolina A & T had a total enrollment of 10,498 students (10,184 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 86%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 30%
22-24 18%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina80%
South Carolina2%
New York1%
New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%
Washington, DC1%

North Carolina A & T Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 45 %

North Carolina A & T Room and Board (2007)

North Carolina A & T offers campus housing for 3,737 of its 10,184 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Greensboro, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

North Carolina A & T Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390480
SAT Math400500
SAT Writing380460
ACT Verbal1421
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

North Carolina A & T Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,040
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,482
Room and board $ 6,390
Room charge $ 3,229
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,300
Books and supplies $ 1,054
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
North Carolina A & T participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 290500)

North Carolina A & T Faculty

North Carolina A & T has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5864
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5059

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year34$108,2117$101,858
Associate professorcalendar year21$92,42214$91,999
Assistant professorcalendar year10$75,9266$63,535
Lecturercalendar year3$80,5144$62,538
No academic rankcalendar year17$76,46014$77,239
All faculty totalcalendar year85$93,18445$82,527

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year51$92,23117$89,057
Associate professoracademic year68$72,72054$75,444
Assistant professoracademic year41$64,12842$67,302
Instructoracademic year2*6$52,109
Lectureracademic year2*4$54,294
No academic rankacademic year25$61,46630$60,632
All faculty totalacademic year189$74,116153$70,349

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

North Carolina A & T Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Baseball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports104858

North Carolina A & T Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Health
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Sciences, Other

Architecture And Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Transportation/Transportation Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
System Administration/Administrator

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Architectural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Surveying Engineering

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Top 19%North Carolina A & T % of degrees in media

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