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We last covered Talladega College which received an average score of 7.

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We will now cover the final large public HBCU, North Carolina Central University (NCCU). The second largest HBCU in North Carolina behind North Carolina A&T, NCCU was one of the last HBCUs established in North Carolina. It was founded by the iconic James E. Shepard, a minister and pharmacist who was the son of former slaves. His parents had been active in local Black education and the Freedman's Bureau. After serving as the Black liaison for the International Sunday School Association, Shepard desired to found an educational institute for Blacks in North Carolina and founded the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race. He would serve as its leader from 1910 until 1947. A frequent guest and friend of the school was Benjamin E. Mays who stopped by annually and traded ideas with Shepard after he became president of Morehouse in 1940. Ironically, Woodrow Wilson contributed some to the school in 1909 before he became president.

NCCU changed names many times and became a state school in 1925 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. It has several unique programs not offered at many HBCUs including library science and a geography and weather science program.


Founded: 1910

City, State: Durham, NC

Type: 4-Year Public

Nickname: Eagles

Enrollment and percent Black enrollment: 7,953 (5,892 undergraduate), 87% Black

Part-time student percentage: 19%

First Generation Student Percentage: 33%

Percentage of students from households under $30k/over $100k: 53% / 5%

Out of State Percentage: 22%, (Top States: Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Washing DC, Georgia)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 84%

4-Yr / 6-Yr Graduation rates: 27% / 44%

Transfer out rate: 28%

Male/Female percentages (Female:Male Ratio): 30% male/ 70% female (2.3:1 ratio)

Tuition: In-state: $7k Out-of-state: $20k

Median Federal Debt After Graduation: $29k

Median Parent PLUS Loans After Graduation: $17k

Median Earning 10-Years after 10 years from freshman year: $40k

Median Earnings for specific majors after 3 years after graduation:
Registered Nursing: $73k, Pharmacy: $60k, Accounting: $56k, Romance Languages: $49k, Education: $44k, Computer Science: $42k

Top Majors by Degrees:
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Registered Nursing, Sports Medicine, Family Science, Performing Arts

Endowment: ~$52M

Alumni Engagement: 11% of alumni give back

Athletic Conference: MEAC (NCAA Div I)

Mascot: Eagles

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Main Campus:

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O'Kelly-Riddikk Stadium
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McDougald-McLendon Arena
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Notable Alumni:
Maynard Jackson - got his JD at NCCU. First Black mayor of Atlanta and builder of the airport (including Black contractors)
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Harold Hunter - first Black American to sign a NBA contract (Washington Capitols, 1950) but was cut and never played; later coached
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Kim Coles - Actress and comedian best known for In Living Color and Living Single
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Vernon Jones - former Georgia state legislator and CEO of DeKalb County; later ran unsuccessfully for senator and governor
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Ida Stephens Owens - former medical biochemist at NIH
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Mike Easley - got his JD at NCCU. former governor of North Carolina
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My niece goes there now and when I lived in Durm I wasn’t far away from there and knew a couple people that graduated from there law school, all had nothing but good to say about it, definitely a dope school, they expanded a lot recently with newer dorms and buildings…they still right in the middle of the hood though
 

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Great profile. Very well rounded alumni list.
They were able to get law passed to increase the out of state student cap from 25 to 35%, which allows them to draw from a wider pool of applicants.
Lawmakers in that state formed an HBCU Caucus last year, with support from both parties and in both chambers. Promoting the interests of the 5 public and 5 private schools in the state.
Zach Hawkins, who co-founded the caucus is an NCCU alum and is a state rep. for the district where the school is.
He and others are continuing the tradition of the founder, being forward thinking.




On a sports note, they are reigning Celebration Bowl champs and the win against JSU and Coach Prime will pay recruiting dividends for the next four years.
 

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Great university. Both my uncle and aunt are graduates. I love going back to see fam, because with my uncle & aunt, one of my aunts being a WSSU grad, and my other aunt being a grad of JCSU, the trash talk and back and forth are always fun. My mom, pop, and I hold A&T down.

But yes, great university. One of the dudes I consider a brother to me, is a NCCU law grad, and says nothing but great things when it comes to the school. List of notable alumni are some heavyweights, and the campus is nice. I’ve been a few times, last time with my uncle for their homecoming about 6 years ago.

Give them a 7
 

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Proud alum of the law school. Loved my time there. Wish I had went there for undergrad. School is doing well. Need to continue updating the buildings and dorms. Love the atmosphere. The school is really set up for the future. It has the best campus location of any of the triangle schools other than Shaw.
 

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NCCU has a very solid foundation academic wise. They just need a little more pizazz to really sprout out similarly to the way their rival NCAT has done.

That Celebration Bowl win should help, Alcorn went up against them in the SWAC MEAC challenge, you could tell Alcorn was the star of the show but NCCU whooped our tails and gave us some humble pie. The alums I've met from there were studious and polished.
 

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My niece goes there now and when I lived in Durm I wasn’t far away from there and knew a couple people that graduated from there law school, all had nothing but good to say about it, definitely a dope school, they expanded a lot recently with newer dorms and buildings…they still right in the middle of the hood though
The only knock on the school is that it is smack dab in the middle of the hood. You got rando nikkas walking up in the dorms; it's a public campus so you can't close it off. My wife's homegirl works there as Dean in Student Life and she's got some wild stories including a President who was using an on campus apartment to stash his side piece 😂😂
Plus, I got fond memories of going to the Aggie Eagle classic as a young'n, seeing the trash ass football game but going up for the bands lol. Football has gotten a lot better though! Central came through and whupped ECU in Greenville and the band showed out. Good times.
 

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Nov 28, 2023

NCCU Eagle Connect​


N.C. Central University (NCCU) and Durham Tech have partnered to make it easier and more seamless for students to transfer from Durham Tech to finish their bachelor’s degree at NCCU.
Students will apply to Eagle Connect in their first year at Durham Tech. NCCU will guarantee acceptance of Eagle Connect students upon completion of an approved associate degree at Durham Tech and who meet eligibility and admissions requirements.
Other measures to enrich the experiences and support for academic success for students who apply and are accepted into the Eagle Connect program include the following:
  • Provide early advising.
  • Make attending NCCU affordable for students by continuing the Scholarship Transfer program.
  • Offer assistance with the application process for NCCU.
  • Give students access to library, advising resources, and Career Center advising at NCCU while they are students at Durham Tech.
  • Allow purchase of tickets at the student guest rate for many NCCU events while they are enrolled at Durham Tech.
 
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