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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, doctoral/research intensive, land-grant university committed to fulfilling its fundamental purposes through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service.
Since its inception as a land-grant university in 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has cultivated a rich tradition of leadership and achievement. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as numerous other agencies for its programs. The University achieved the Doctoral/Research Intensive Category in 2005, which is the second highest grouping of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Over 10,000 students are enrolled in degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels with emphasis on engineering, science, technology, literature and other academic areas. As one of North Carolina's three engineering colleges, the University offers Ph.D. programs in engineering. It also offers the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies through the School of Education. Other academic highlights include:
- A&T is one of the largest producers of African American Certified Public Accountants in the nation; one of only four accredited accounting programs in North Carolina; one of only 160 in the nation.
- The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of only two journalism and mass communication programs accredited by ACEJMC (The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) in the state of North Carolina.
- A&T's School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is the largest among all HBCUs, with six nationally accredited programs: landscape architecture, bioenvironmental engineering, child development, agricultural education, dietetics, and family and consumer science education.
- For many years, the College of Engineering has been the nation's leading producer of African American engineers and also the leading producer of African-American women engineers at the bachelor's level. It is currently the third largest producer of African-American Masters level engineers, after Georgia Tech and Johns Hopkins; and is the leading producer of African-American doctorates in engineering.
- Basic and applied research are conducted by faculty in university centers of excellence, in inter-institutional relationships, and through significant involvement with several public and private agencies. The University also conducts major research through engineering, transportation, and its extension programs in agriculture.