About N.C. A&T

North Carolina A&T State University is so many things to so many people, both in our state and around the country.

We are a top-flight research university, the largest historically black university in the country, the #1 producer of degrees awarded to African Americans in North Carolina and nationally recognized for our excellence in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) education. 

We are a diverse community, bound by intense pride and tradition, with fiercely loyal alumni who hold positions of importance and influence in companies and government agencies across the state, the country and the world. We are inclusive and welcoming, with students from many backgrounds and cultures, every part of our state, our nation and countries around the globe.

We are achievers, driven by a curious, limitless, fearless spirit that fuels discovery and innovation, resulting in 66 patents issued based on our research, as well as numerous spin-off and start-up companies.

Learn more via our 2022-23 Points of Pride.


As a public, high-research activity land-grant university, North Carolina A&T is a research engine, education center and economic catalyst serving not only this state, but the nation. With students drawn from nearly every state in America, and six continents around the world, our educational impact is as broad and deep as any university in the Southeastern United States. We are not only America’s top-rated historically black university (HBCU), but its largest for seven consecutive years, as well as its leading HBCU STEM institution. We produce more African American engineers and agricultural scientists than any university in the nation and are home to the top public HBCU business school in the country.

A&T has grown substantially over the past decade in enrollment, in academic programming and in research capabilities, adding four new centers of excellence in the past year alone. And we are nowhere near done. Our relentless implementation of a visionary strategic plan will see us expand to an enrollment of more than 14,000 by 2023, add important facilities like the $90 million Engineering Research and Innovation Center due to open in 2021 and a new 450-bed residence hall and grow our research program through expansion of strategic partnerships with a broad range of federal agencies and private concerns. We encourage you to get to know A&T, and what may be possible for your organization in relationship with America’s no. 1 HBCU.

$147.4M  Contracts and grants earned by N.C. A&T faculty researchers in FY 2023

96% of alumni say they would choose N.C. A&T again (Gallup Poll)


70,000+ Alumni


  • 13,883 Record Enrollment (Fall 2023) 
  • 1053 Average SAT (Fall 2019)
  • 20 Average ACT (Fall 2019)
  • 3.7 Average Freshman GPA (Fall 2021)
  • 4.8 years Average time to a degree (Money Magazine)

  •  $54.9K Mean starting salary for alumni within first three years of graduation—ranking no. 2 in the 17-campus UNC System in starting alumni pay. (U.S. News & World Report, PayScale)

  • $107K Average starting salary plus bonus for N.C. A&T MBA Graduates

Technology Transfer

  • 66 Patents
  • 15 Patents pending
  • 16 Patents licensed for commercial activity
  • Start-up companies
  • New Centers of Excellence: Advanced Manufacturing; Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach (CREO); Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and N.C. Transportation Center of Excellence in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (NC-CAV)

 National Rankings

  • No. 1 Historical Black College and University in America (University HQ, Degree Choices)
  • Top 40 in Social Mobility*
  • Top 50 in Most Innovative Universities*

    *Among the top national universities  (U.S. News & World Report)


public historically black university in the nation U.S. News & World Report

Most Affordable of North Carolina's top universities Money Magazine

#1 producer of African American graduates in Engineering and Agriculture, and top five in numerous other disciplines U.S. Dept. of Education

Our history is rich with achievement and tradition. Our university is a place where the dynamic and visionary challenge the status quo. We share a vision of preeminence; using our minds, our research and our passion, we engage the community and create positive, lasting global change. We are better than yesterday, but never as good as tomorrow. Because our excellence has no boundaries—and because that’s what AGGIES DO!