University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public research university in Charlotte, North Carolina

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Former names
Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina (1946–1949)
Charlotte College (1949–1965)[1]
TypePublic
Established1946; 74 years ago (1946)[1]
Parent institution
UNC System
Endowment$230.35 million (2019)[2]
ChancellorSharon Gaber
Vice-ChancellorKevin Bailey
ProvostJoan Lorden
DeanChristine Reed Davis
Academic staff
1,456[3]
Students30,146[4]
Undergraduates24,175[4]
Postgraduates5,971[4]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUniversity City
1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
ColorsGreen and white
   
AthleticsNCAA Division IC-USA
Nickname49ers
AffiliationsAPLU
CUMU
ORAU
Sports18 varsity sports[5]
MascotNorm the Niner
Websitewww.uncc.edu
UNC at Charlotte Logo.png
Aerial view of UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte, UNCC, or simply Charlotte[6]) is a public research university in Charlotte, North Carolina. UNC Charlotte offers 23 doctoral, 64 master's, and 140 bachelor's degree programs through nine colleges: the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Belk College of Business, the College of Computing and Informatics, the Cato College of Education, the William States Lee College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Services, the Honors College, and the University College.[7]

UNC Charlotte is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region. The university has experienced rapid enrollment growth of 33% over the past 10 years, making it the fastest-growing institution in the UNC System and contributing to more than 50% of the system's growth since 2009.[8] It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".[9] In 2020, it surpassed the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to become the second-largest school in the UNC system by student enrollment.

It has three campuses: Charlotte Research Institute Campus, Center City Campus, and the main campus, located in University City. The main campus sits on 1,000 wooded acres with approximately 85 buildings about 8 miles (13 km) from Uptown Charlotte.[10]

  1. ^ a b "University History - Office of News and Information - UNC Charlotte". publicrelations.uncc.edu. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  2. ^ As of June 13, 2020. "National Association of College and University Business Officers" (PDF). U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY2018 to FY2019. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c "UNIVERSITY PROFILE". admissions.uncc.edu. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "Faculty" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 14, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Stop mangling UNC Charlotte's name". The Charlotte Five. November 15, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Academics". July 9, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "How the N.C. budget could impact UNC Charlotte". ninertimes.com. June 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Institution Lookup". carnegieclassifications.iu.edu. Center for Postsecondary Education. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  10. ^ "About UNC Charlotte". July 9, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2017.

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