North Carolina Central University was established on July 10, 1910. It was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard as a National Religious Training School. It was renamed North Carolina Central University in 1969. There are over 120 registered student organizations and more than 10 honor societies in this institution. North Carolina has the following colleges and schools under its supervision:
North Carolina Central University has football, softball, baseball, basketball, track and field, tennis, volleyball, bowling, and golf teams. The athletics teams of this university are known as the Eagles. They participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level. North Carolina Central University has gained regional and national recognition in the athletic field.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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