About North Carolina A&T State University

  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an academic community focused on students—providing them with interdisciplinary learning opportunities, teaching them with faculty renowned for excellence, connecting them to cutting-edge discoveries in research, and encouraging them to serve their communities. Established in 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) is a public, historically black, land-grant institution. Throughout its history, A&T has maintained a rich tradition in academics, research, and outreach. Today, the university’s learner-centered community develops and preserves intellectual capital through interdisciplinary learning, discovery, and engagement, and is committed to fulfilling its fundamental purposes through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and practical public service and engagement. A&T and other 1890 land-grant institutions were created by the Second Morrill Act, in 1890, which expanded the system of land-grant universities to include a historically black institution in those states where segregation denied minorities’ access to the land-grant institutions established by the First Morrill Act (1862). A&T has thrived in the traditional focus areas of the land-grant mission: teaching, research, and extension. With an enrollment of nearly 11,000 students and more than 2,000 employees, A&T is the largest historically black university in The University of North Carolina system and the second largest historically black university among the 77 institutions in the nation’s land-grant system. Our campus sits on 200 beautiful acres in Greensboro, NC, and includes a 600-acre university farm. We strive for excellence and innovation in our curriculum, promote partnerships with public and private entities, and foster a learning environment that focuses less on transmitting information and more on the ability to organize, assess, apply, and create knowledge. We are home to visionary centers and institutes concentrating on human-machine studies, entrepreneurship and e-business, advanced journalism, public health, transportation, and more. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies N.C. A&T as a doctoral/research university. We are also the proud home of the NCAA Division I Aggies and the Blue & Gold Marching Machine. Our current Chancellor is Dr. Harold L. Martin Sr. In 2009, Dr. Martin became the 12th Chancellor of the university, and the first alumnus to serve in the position.


  • 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.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University advances knowledge through scholarly exchange and transforms society with exceptional teaching, learning, discovery and community engagement. An 1890 land-grant doctoral research institution with a distinction in STEM and commitment to excellence in all disciplines, North Carolina A&T creates innovative solutions that address the challenges and economic needs of North Carolina, the nation and the world.

  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a preeminent land-grant institution where high-achieving scholars are engaged in transformative teaching and learning, civic outreach, interdisciplinary research and innovative solutions to global challenges.


  • Learning: We embrace a culture that enriches the learning experience, enhances critical thinking and promotes a desire for lifelong personal development.
  • Excellence: We pursue excellence in all our endeavors.
  • Integrity: We demonstrate high moral character and ethical behavior.
  • Respect: We are an inclusive community that values differences and perspectives, ideas, learning styles and cultures.
  • Creativity: We foster an innovative environment that encourages the rich exchange of ideas, services and resources.
  • Engagement: We develop vital partnerships that impact the social and environmental challenges of regional, national and global communities.
  • Service: We proactively respond to the needs of those we serve. (Approved by Board of Governors on March 23, 2018.)


N.C. A&T is one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system. The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university dedicated to serving our state and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. Over two centuries, UNC has evolved into one of the strongest and most successful systems of public higher education in the nation. Headquartered in Chapel Hill, the system office (known as UNC System) directs 16 public universities and the NC School of Science and Mathematics. The system is overseen by the UNC Board of Governors (appointed by the NC General Assembly), as well as the UNC system president and other senior administrative officers.