Why Recruit at A&T

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 the nation's number one producer of minorities with degrees in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
  • A&T is one of the largest producers of Certified Public Accountants among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
  • A&T offers the only architectural engineering degree in North Carolina.
  • A&T has the only accredited undergraduate landscape architecture program in North Carolina among HBCUs.
  • A&T is the first and only black university in the country to receive a NASA-funded Mars Space Research Center. More than $25 million in NASA funding has been received by A&T over the past seven years.
  • A&T stimulates academic growth of students through the more than 95% of the full-time tenure track faculty holding doctorate degrees.
  • A&T has the only accredited agricultural and biosystems engineering program among historically black colleges and universities.