Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
U.S. Rep. Alma Adams
Actor/Producer Terrence J
Retired Pharmaceutical Executive Willie Deese

Rankings, Recognitions & Prominent Alumni

#1 public historically black university (HBCU) in the nation, as well as the America's largest HBCU for the sixth consecutive year. (U.S. News & World Report)

#1 producer of African American undergraduates in both Engineering and Agriculture and in masters degrees in mathematics and statistics (U.S. Dept. of Education)

#1 producer of degrees awarded to African Americans in North Carolina.

Chicago Bears football star Tarik Cohen
Tarik Cohen

#2 public university in America for combining research and classroom teaching. (Wall Street Journal)

#3 online M.B.A. in North Carolina. (Online M.B.A. Today)

#11 nationally best online school in STEM education for women. (Guide to Online Schools)

Most affordable of North Carolina's top universities. A&T alumni earn more in average early career earnings than those of all but two other UNC campuses ($51,800). (Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money 2019)

In the top 3 research universities in the UNC System for more than a decade.

The Department of Electronics, Computer, and Information Technology recognized as having one of the top online graduate Information Technology programs. (U.S. News & World Report)

Prominent alumni include:
  • U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC)
  • Kevin Wilson, Jr., Academy Award-nominated filmmaker
  • Chicago Bears star Tarik Cohen
  • MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" winner and landscape architect Walter Hood
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    Janice Bryant-Howroyd
  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., civil rights activist
  • Dr. Ronald E. McNair, NASA astronaut who perished in the 1986 space shuttle Challenger tragedy
  • The A&T Four: Jibreel Khazan, Gen. Joseph McNeil, the late Franklin McCain and David Richmond
  • Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry E. Frye
  • Actor/producer Terrence J
  • North Carolina Secretary of Environmental Quality Michael Regan
  • Alvin Attles, vice president of Golden State Warriors
  • Retired Brig. Gen. Clara Leach Adams–Ender
  • Elvin Bethea, 2003 NFL Hall of Famer
  • Janice Bryant-Howroyd, founder and CEO of ActOne
  • Willie Deese, retired president, Merck Global Manufacturing Division
  • North Carolina Secretary of Revenue Ronald Penny
  • Addie Whisenant, White House director of African American Media under President Barack Obama 
  • Donna Scott James, president and managing director, Lardon Associates LLC
  • Dmitri Stockton, president and CEO of GE Consumer Finance for Central and Eastern Europe
  • Zonya Johnson, Broadway actor and singer
  • Former U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
  • Retired Brig. Gen. Jimmy E. McMillian

A&T alumni rank third in the University of North Carolina University System in early career earnings Money Magazine

Most Affordable of North Carolina's top universities Money Magazine

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producer of African American graduates in Engineering, Agriculture U.S. Dept. of Education