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The University of North Carolina

Established 1789
Type Public
President Erskine Boyce Bowles
Faculty 9,431
Undergraduates 155,029[1]
Postgraduates 41,219
Location Statewide, North Carolina, USA
Campus 16 campuses
Website www.northcarolina.edu

The University of North Carolina is a seventeen campus system which includes all sixteen public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States and one public residential high school. While the system's Board of Governors oversee general system policy, each campus executes a large degree of autonomy from the system and are classified as separate institutions. The system has a total enrollment of over 183,000 students and confers over 75% of all bachelor degrees in North Carolina. [1] The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a two-year, public residential high school located in Durham, North Carolina, which focuses on the intensive study of science, mathematics and technology. ...

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History

The University of North Carolina was founded in 1789 in Chapel Hill. This was the first public university in the United States to award degrees and the only campus of the University of North Carolina for 136 years. In 1877, the State of North Carolina began sponsoring additional higher education institutions. Over time the state added five historically black institutions and one to educate Native Americans. Others were created to prepare teachers for public education and to instruct performing artists. Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For university teachers, see professor. ... // Public education is education mandated for the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some...


During the Depression, the North Carolina General Assembly searched for cost savings within state government. Towards this effort in 1931, it redefined the University of North Carolina using it for the name of the University of North Carolina system. The new Consolidated University of North Carolina system was created to include what are now the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (originally the University of North Carolina), North Carolina State University, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The three campuses came under the leadership of just one board of trustees and one president. By 1969, three additional campuses had joined the University through legislative action: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an American public university in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of North Carolina at Asheville (known for short as UNC Asheville) is a public liberal arts university in Asheville, North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public university located in Wilmington, North Carolina. ...


In 1971, the North Carolina passed legislation bringing into the University of North Carolina all 16 public institutions that confer bachelor degrees. This round of consolidation granted each constituent institution a Chancellor and a Board of Trustees. In 1985, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, was declared an affiliated school of the University. In 2007, the high school became a full UNC system member. A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ... The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a two-year, public residential high school located in Durham, North Carolina, which focuses on the intensive study of science, mathematics and technology. ...


Structure

Chapter 9 of the North Carolina Constitution provides authorization for the creation of The University of North Carolina. Under this authorization, Chapter 116 of the North Carolina General Statute entrusts The University of North Carolina to its Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is the policy-making body charged with "the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions." It elects the president, who administers the University. The 32 voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the General Assembly for four-year terms. The president of the UNC Association of Student Governments is also a non-voting member. The North Carolina Constitution governs the structure and function of the North Carolina state government. ... The Statute of Grand Duchy of Lithuania A statute is a formal, written law of a country or state, written and enacted by its legislative authority, perhaps to then be ratified by the highest executive in the government, and finally published. ...


The Board of Governors delegates extensive administrative authority to each constituent university. Each institution is headed by a Chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Governors on the president's nomination and is responsible to the president. Each institution also has a board of trustees, consisting of eight members elected by the Board of Governors, four appointed by the governor, and the President of the student body. The composition of the Board of Trustees is set by General Statute. The Governor of North Carolina is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


Legal mandate

The legal authority and mandate for The University of North Carolina can be found in the North Carolina Constitution. Article 9 of the constitution deals with all form of public education in the state. Sections 8 and 9 of that article stipulate the function and cost to students of the University of North Carolina. Those sections read as follows: The North Carolina Constitution governs the structure and function of the North Carolina state government. ...

  • Sec. 8. Higher education

The General Assembly shall maintain a public system of higher education, comprising The University of North Carolina and such other institutions of higher education as the General Assembly may deem wise. The General Assembly shall provide for the selection of trustees of The University of North Carolina and of the other institutions of higher education, in whom shall be vested all the privileges, rights, franchises, and endowments heretofore granted to or conferred upon the trustees of these institutions. The General Assembly may enact laws necessary and expedient for the maintenance and management of The University of North Carolina and the other public institutions of higher education.

  • Sec. 9. Benefits of public institutions of higher education

The General Assembly shall provide that the benefits of The University of North Carolina and other public institutions of higher education, as far as practicable, be extended to the people of the State free of expense.


Presidents

Consolidated University of North Carolina

Frank Porter Graham (14 October 1886 - 16 February 1972) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from the state of North Carolina from March 29, 1949, to Nov. ... Gordon Gray (May 30, 1909 – November 26, 1982) was an official in the government of the United States during the administrations of Harry Truman (1945-53) and Dwight Eisenhower (1953-61) associated with defense and national security. ... William Bill Friday served for thirty years as the head of the University of North Carolina system, originally called the Consolidated University of North Carolina, from 1956 to 1986. ...

University of North Carolina System

William Bill Friday served for thirty years as the head of the University of North Carolina system, originally called the Consolidated University of North Carolina, from 1956 to 1986. ... Molly Corbett Broad // Biography Family Born in Pennsylvania. ... Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Constituent institutions

Name General Information Head Count
(Fall 2005)3
Carnegie Foundation Class2 Undergraduate Stats (Fall 2005)3
Location Founding Joined UNC Notes Undergrad Graduate Grouping Admissions highly qualified1 minority female 5 year graduation rate NCAA Affiliation
Appalachian State U. Boone 1899 1972 Strong in Education and Business 12,986 1,667 Master's Universities and Colleges I more selective 27% 8% 50% 60% Division I (Southern Conference)
East Carolina U. Greenville 1907 1972 Focus on Medicine and Education 17,728 5,436 Doctoral/Research Universities – Intensive selective 15% 26% 60% 48% Division I (Conference USA)
Elizabeth City State U. Elizabeth City 1891 1972 Historically Black University 2,604 60 Baccalaureate Colleges—General inclusive 4% 81% 62% 46% Division II (CIAA)
Fayetteville State U. Fayetteville 1867 1972 Historically Black University 5,029 1,043 Master's Colleges and Universities I inclusive 3% 86% 64% 39% Division II (CIAA)
NC A&T State U. Greensboro 1891 1972 Historically Black University 9,735 1,368 Doctoral/Research Universities—Intensive inclusive 3% 95% 53% 36% Division I (MEAC)
NC Central U. Durham 1909 1972 Historically Black University 6,353 1,866 Master's Colleges and Universities I inclusive 3% 92% 66% 38% Division II (CIAA)
NC School of the Arts Winston-Salem 1963 1972 728 101 Special Focus n/a 30% 18% 39% 55% NONE
NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham 1980 2007 Public Residential High School 6204 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1A (NCHSAA 1A/2A Midstate Conference)
NC State U. Raleigh 1887 1932 Principal Science and Technology Institution 22,767 7,381 Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive more selective 54% 21% 43% 65% Division I (ACC)
UNC at Asheville Asheville 1927 1969 Liberal Arts 3,462 37 Baccalaureate Colleges—Liberal Arts more selective 44% 10% 58% 50% Division I (Big South)
UNC at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 1789 1932 Flagship 16,764 10,512 Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive more selective 87% 27% 58% 82% Division I (ACC)
UNC Charlotte Charlotte 1946 1965 Focus on Engineering, Education, and Urban Studies 16,555 4,217 Doctoral/Research Universities – Intensive selective 16% 24% 53% 43% Division I (Atlantic Ten)
UNC at Greensboro Greensboro 1891 1932 Focus on Business, Education and Nursing 12,388 3,759 Doctoral/Research Universities—Intensive selective 16% 30% 68% 47% Division I (Southern Conference)
UNC at Pembroke Pembroke 1887 1972 Historically American Indian University 4,963 669 Master's Colleges and Universities I inclusive 5% 53% 65% 32% Division II (Peach Belt Conference)
UNC at Wilmington Wilmington 1947 1969 Focus on Marine Biology, Nursing, Business, and Education 10,723 1,116 Master's Colleges and Universities I more selective 32% 12% 59% 61% Division I (Colonial Athletic Association)
Western Carolina U. Cullowhee 1889 1972 Comprehensive university 6,980 1,685 Baccalaureate Colleges—General selective 12% 14% 52% 43% Division I (Southern Conference)
Winston-Salem State U. Winston-Salem 1892 1972 Historically Black University 5,264 302 Baccalaureate Colleges—General inclusive 2% 86% 70% 44% Division I (MEAC)

Table updated with most recent available data September 26, 2006 Appalachian State University is a public university located in Boone, North Carolina and the sixth largest institution in the University of North Carolina system. ... Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ... Nickname: Location of Greenville shown within North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State County Pitt County Settled 1771 Founded 1774 (Martinsborough) Founded 1786 (Greenville) Government  - Mayor Ted Hendricks Area  - City  26. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Pasquotank and Camden counties in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Pasquotank and Camden Government  - Mayor Rev. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... ... Fayetteville State University is a four-year university located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... Cross Creek Linear Park Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is a collegiate athletic conference which consists of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ... North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... An arts conservatory of international renown, the North Carolina School of the Arts was the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a two-year, public residential high school located in Durham, North Carolina, which focuses on the intensive study of science, mathematics and technology. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The University of North Carolina at Asheville (known for short as UNC Asheville) is a public liberal arts university in Asheville, North Carolina. ... Not to be confused with Ashville. ... The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly on the United States eastern seaboard. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an American public university in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a public university in Pembroke, North Carolina. ... Pembroke is a town located in Robeson County, North Carolina. ... The Peach Belt Conference (also known as the PBC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. The PBC was formed in 1990 with seven charter universities as the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. ... The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public university located in Wilmington, North Carolina. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... Western Carolina University is one of the sixteen public universities that make up the University of North Carolina System. ... Cullowhee is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... Winston-Salem State University is a four-year is a public, coeducational, research university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  1. Highly qualified group has a SAT score >= 1100 and in top 20% of high school class.
  2. All classifications as published by the Carnegie Foundation.
  3. As published by the University of North Carolina's Institutional Profiles
  4. NCSSM is a residential school for high school juniors and seniors. This number reflects the schools overall headcount.

Statistics gathered from UNC System.


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University of North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (996 words)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the oldest public university in the United States, is the flagship university and is home to the University of North Carolina System’s general administration.
North Carolina State University, the largest university in North Carolina, is the flagship science and technology university of the system.
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1771 words)
As a result, the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina was renamed the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Carolina itself became the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
North Carolina's rivalry with Duke is especially intense in men's basketball, and the team is commonly refered to as "Dook." For several decades, each team has been a frequent contender for the national championship, and, located just eight miles apart, the students and fans of the two schools are quite focused in their enmity.
UNC has a longstanding honor code, supplemented by an honor court to resolve issues with students accused of academic and nonacademic offenses against the university community.
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