North Carolina A&T State University

Introduction

North Carolina A&T State University is so many things to so many people, both in our state and around the country.

We are a top-flight research university, the largest historically black university in the country, the #1 producer of degrees awarded to African Americans in North Carolina, and nationally recognized for our excellence in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) education.

We are a diverse community, bound by intense pride and tradition, with fiercely loyal alumni who hold positions of importance and influence in companies and government agencies across the state, the country, and the world. We are inclusive and welcoming, with students from many backgrounds and cultures, every part of our state, our nation, and countries around the globe.

We are achievers, driven by a curious, limitless, fearless spirit that fuels discovery and innovation, resulting in 41 patents issued based on our research, as well as numerous spin-off and start-up companies.

Our history is rich with achievement and tradition. Our university is a place where the dynamic and visionary challenge the status quo. We share a vision of preeminence; using our minds, our research and our passion, we engage the community and create positive, lasting global change. We are better than yesterday, but never as good as tomorrow. Because our excellence has no boundaries—and because that’s what AGGIES DO!

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Core Values

Responsibility

We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of performance for the success of the university.

Excellence

We demonstrate high quality and attention to detail in all our endeavors.

Integrity

We uphold moral character and unwavering ethical behavior.

Inclusiveness

We commit to diversity and demonstrate inclusiveness as we work together for the advancement of the university and the world.

Learning

We cultivate a culture of intellectual inquiry, personal growth, and achievement.

Alumni Statistics

Rankings

  • No. 1 Historical Black College and University in America (Washington Monthly & Money Magazine)
  • Top 40 in Social Mobility*
  • Top 50 in Most Innovative Universities*

*Among the top national universities (U.S. News & World Report)

Prominent alumni include:

  • U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC)

  • Kevin Wilson, Jr., Academy Award-nominated filmmakerChicago Bears football star Tarik Cohen

  • Tarik Cohen

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan

  • Tarik Cohen, running back, Chicago Bears of the NFL

  • MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" winner and landscape architect Walter Hood

  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., civil rights activist

  • Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten, President, Simmons University

  • Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, one of only three women to play in pro baseball's Negro Leagues before Major League Baseball was racially integrated

  • Brad Holmes, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Detroit Lions of the NFL

  • 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

  • Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry E. Frye (ret.), first Black justice and chief justice on the court

  • Judge Elreta Alexander-Ralston, first Black woman graduate of Columbia Law School, first Black woman elected to the bench in America

  • Actor/producer Terrence J

  • Alvin Attles, vice president of Golden State Warriors, NBA Hall of Fame

  • Retired Brig. Gen. Clara Leach Adams–Ender

  • Elvin Bethea, 2003 NFL Hall of Famer

  • Janice Bryant-Howroyd

  • Janice Bryant-Howroyd, founder and CEO of ActOne

  • Willie Deese, retired president, Merck Global Manufacturing Division

  • Lt. Col. Paul "Loco" Lopez, U.S. Air Force

  • North Carolina Secretary of Revenue Ronald Penny

  • Darryl Johnson, defensive end, Charlotte Panthers

  • Addie Whisenant, White House director of African American Media under President Barack Obama

  • Donna Scott James, president, and managing director, Lardon Associates LLC

  • Brandon "Big Stuff" Parker, offensive tackle, Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL

  • Dmitri Stockton, president and CEO of GE Consumer Finance for Central and Eastern Europe

  • Franklin "Mac" McCain, defensive back, Denver Broncos of the NFL

  • Zonya Johnson, Broadway actor, and singer

  • Former U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY)

  • Retired Brig. Gen. Jimmy E. McMillian

Locations

  • 1601 E. Market Street, 27411, Greensboro

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