Rankings & Recognition

N.C. A&T graduates the nation’s largest number of African American engineers at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels as well as the most African American psychology undergraduates. Through our College of Business and Economics, we are also among the largest producers of African American certified public accountants.

True to its heritage, N.C. A&T is home to the largest agricultural school among historically black colleges and is the nation’s second largest producer of minority agricultural graduates.

In 2008, the university was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Center  grant for biomedical engineering and nano-bio applications research.

N.C. A&T is proud of its 55,000 alumni of record who occupy leadership positions around the world. These alumni spread the Aggie tradition throughout the nation, continuing to strive for excellence and to make their mark in society. Some of our more prominent alumni include: 

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., civil rights activist
  • Dr. Ronald E. McNair, NASA astronaut who perished in the 1986 shuttle Challenger tragedy
  • The Greensboro/A&T Four: Jibreel Khazan, Joseph McNeil, the late Franklin McCain and David Richmond
  • Alvin Attles, vice president of Golden State Warriors
  • Retired Brig. Gen. Clara Leach Adams–Ender
  • Elvin Bethea, 2003 NFL Hall of Famer
  • Willie Deese, retired president, Merck Manufacturing Division
  • Donna Scott James, president and managing director, Lardon Associates LLC
  • U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
  • Retired Brig. Gen. Jimmy E. McMillian
  • Ralph Shelton, the late founder of Southeast Fuels
  • Former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)
  • Maj. Gen. Charles D. Bussey, deceased.
  • Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry E. Frye
  • Janice Bryant-Howroyd, founder and CEO of ACT 1 Group
  • Dmitri Stockton, president and CEO of GE Consumer Finance for Central and Eastern Europe