|North Carolina Central University|
|Motto:||Truth and Service|
|Location:||Durham, North Carolina, USA|
|Athletics:||11 varsity teams|
|Colors:||Maroon and Gray|
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. Historically black colleges and universities ( HBCUs) are institutions of Higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States NCCU has a current enrollment of 8,675 for the Fall of 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. NCCU is the second largest historically black university (HBCU) in North Carolina after North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University ( NC A&T) is a HBCU historically black college/university and is a constituent institution of the University It is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund is a philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for black students and general scholarship funds for 54 schools
NCCU was chartered in 1909 and opened in 1910 as the National Religious Training School at Chautauqua under the leadership of President James E. This article is about the educational summer-camp movement For other uses of "Chautauqua" see Chautauqua (disambiguation. Shepard, a graduate of Shaw University and co-founder of North Carolina Mutual Bank. Shaw University is a private historically black university located in Raleigh North Carolina, USA with its College of Adult Professional Education Suffering financial troubles, the school reorganized in 1915 as the National Training School and again in 1923, when it was acquired by the state of North Carolina and renamed Durham State Normal School.
In 1925, the state redefined the school's mission, turning it into a four-year liberal arts college, the North Carolina College for Negroes (NCC), the first state-supported African-American liberal arts college in the United States. Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Liberal arts colleges are primarily colleges with an emphasis upon Undergraduate study in the Liberal arts. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa The United States of America —commonly referred to as the After adding to its programs with the support of state and local philanthropists (including Benjamin N. Duke), NCC was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1937. Benjamin Newton Duke ( April 25, 1855 &ndash January 8, 1929) was a U The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( SACS) is a regional Educational accreditation agency for over 13000 public and private educational institutions Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The college opened its first professional graduate programs in law (1940) and library science (1941). Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Library science is an Interdisciplinary Science incorporating the Humanities, Law and Applied science to study topics related to Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1947, the college was renamed North Carolina College at Durham. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In the same year, founding president James Shepard died after having headed the school for nearly 40 years.
The college received its current title, North Carolina Central University, in 1969. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The name "Central" was picked in order to keep the school's initials "NCC". In 1972, it became part of the 16-member University of North Carolina System. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The University of North Carolina system includes all sixteen public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States and one public residential high
The NCCU School of Law has undergone a multimillion dollar major renovation of the Turner Law School Building, which was completed in 2005. The 100,000+ sq ft (9,300 m²) building is now one of the largest public law school facilities in the Southeast United States. The US Southeast is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, but the Census Bureau does not provide a standard definition of a "Southeast" region
NCCU has several colleges and graduate schools: the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, School of Library & Information Sciences, Department of Nursing, School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, School of Graduate Studies and the University College.
In 2005, NCCU ranked third in North Carolina in recruiting National Merit Scholars, after Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. NCCU also tied for third with Hampton University among HBCUs, for recruiting National Merit Scholars. Hampton University is a historically black university located in Hampton Virginia, United States. Morehouse College and Howard University lead that competition. Morehouse College is a private, all-male, historically black college located in Atlanta, Georgia. Howard University is a private, Coeducational Nonsectarian University located in Washington D The NCCU School of Law was recently listed in the Princeton Review as one of America's Best Law Schools.
NCCU also boasts a prominent history department, in which John Hope Franklin once taught, and a prominent biology department. John Hope Franklin (born January 2, 1915) is a United States historian and past president of the American Historical The Recreation program, established in 1949, makes NCCU the only HBCU with a National Parks and Recreation Association-accredited graduate program.
While NCCU lacks a medical or pharmacy school, biomedical and pharmaceutical research is conducted by faculty and students at the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) and the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE), the latter of which offers B. S. and M. S. degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences. These two research institutes account for the bulk of NCCU's funding from the National Institutes of Health and other federal research agencies.
NCCU's athletic teams, called the Eagles, formerly competed in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in NCAA Division II. History The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, founded on the campus of Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in 1912 is the oldest African-American Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In July 2007, NCCU officially moved up to NCAA Division I and will compete as independents (but are looking to rejoin the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC is a Collegiate athletic conference of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs in the Southeastern The football, volleyball, softball, and cross country teams have all repeated as conference champions. NCCU has an athletics support group made of students called the Screaming Eagles which travels with teams to cheer on the Eagles.