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University of North Carolina System List

From the North Carolina Manual. Updated by staff at the Government & Heritage Library, 2012; updated by Kelly Agan, 2016.

See also: NCpedia entries on North Carolina's colleges and universities

 

The original seal of the University of North Carolina, designed in 1791 by James Hogg, Alfred Moore, and John Haywood. Image from University of North Carolina Catalogue, 1893-'94, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.The University of North Carolina consists of seventeen institutions, all governed by one Board of Governors, with each having its own board of trustees and its distinctive history and mission.

The Board of Governors consists of 32 voting members who are elected by the North Carolina General Assembly and serve for terms of four years.

Universities are listed with their current locations and the years in which they were founded.

Appalachian State University (Boone, 1899)

University of North Carolina at Asheville (Asheville, 1927)

East Carolina University (Greenville, 1907)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, 1789)

Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City, 1891)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, 1946)

Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, 1867)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, 1891)

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro, 1891)

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Pembroke, 1887)

North Carolina Central University (Durham, 1907)

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, 1947)

North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem, 1963)

Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, 1889)

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, 1887)

Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, 1892)

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Durham, 1980)


General Administration of the UNC System

References:

North Carolina Office of the Secretary of State. North Carolina Manual. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16062coll9/id/15...

University of North Carolina | A System of Higher Learning. https://www.northcarolina.edu/

Additional Resources:

Online Schools and Colleges in North Carolina. Community for Accredited Online Schools. http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/north-carolina/

Image Credit:

The original seal of the University of North Carolina, designed in 1791 by James Hogg, Alfred Moore, and John Haywood. University of North Carolina Catalogue, 1893-'94, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. http://docsouth.unc.edu/unc/display_images/seal.html

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Comment: 

It would be helpful to have an entry on the 17-campus University of North Carolina. It is one of the great forces in the life of our state and its evolution into a multicampus university is an interesting and instructive lesson. I'm familiar with the history and sources and would be willing to take a shot at it if you can't find someone better.

Also, the text above, "sixteen institutions, all governed by a single board of directors but each having its own board of trustees and its distinctive history and mission," is incorrect. It consists of the 17 constituent institutions listed in the entity (the 17th institution is the NC School of Science and Math). Also the Board of Governors is the overall governing body, as opposed to the single board of directors" described in the entry.

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Dear Ted,

Thank you for visiting NCpedia and sharing these issues with us.  I have just updated the entry to clarify these points and I have also added some additional information.

NCpedia is always interested in new contributors and improving content.  If you would like to write an an article on the state's educational system, please visit our "How to Contribute" page for more information on contributing: http://ncpedia.org/contribute.  You may also want to visit other NCpedia entries on education to see what has already been contributed or what new information might be useful.  Here is a link to entries on education: http://ncpedia.org/category/subjects/education

Finally, if you would like to talk about contributing in general or specifics of a topic, please feel free to contact me directly.  You can reach me by email at the N.C. Government & Heritage Library at: kelly.agan AT ndcr.gov.

Thank you again for contacting us and your interest in contributing!  And I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library

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