North Carolina Central University (NCCU) was founded in 1910 by Dr. James E. Shephard as the National Religious Training School. It was eventually sold and reorganized in 1915 as the National Training School. It became the Durham State Normal School in 1923 and operated as a publicly-supported institution. Another change in name came in 1947 when it became the North Carolina College at Durham. Finally in 1969, the institution became known by its present name. It is located at 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina.
North Carolina Central University became a part of The Consolidated University of North Carolina composed of 16 individual four-year colleges and universities in 1972. It was considered a momentous development in the state’s history of higher education. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
Providing the various programs of the university are its schools and colleges consisting of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, School of Nursing, School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and the School of Library and Information Sciences. Online master’s programs are offered in Computer Science, Library Science, Information Science and Instructional Design. Evening and weekend undergraduate degree programs are likewise offered in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Middle Grades Education, Public Administration and the RN to BSN Hybrid Program.
Available on-campus housing facilities can accommodate up to 2,000 students while dining facilities are available to all students. Non-air-conditioned rooms cost $ 1,294.00 per semester while an air-conditioned room costs $ 1,357.00 per semester. Tuition rate for a 12-credit undergraduate program costs $ 1,188.50 per semester for in-state students while their out-of-town counterparts are charged $ 6,475.00 per semester.
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