NCAT VISITOR GUIDE
WELCOME TO CAMPUS
Message from the Chancellor!
Welcome to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, one of America’s most highly respected 1890 land-grant, doctoral, high-research activity institutions of higher learning. As you tour our campus, I hope you have an opportunity to explore the university’s history and the wealth of offerings that are unique to North Carolina A&T.
A&T has the distinction of being the nation’s largest of the historically black university, as well as one of its best and most accomplished. A&T has also consistently been ranked one of North Carolina’s top three public research universities for more than a decade.
A study on the university’s economic value to the state shows that A&T’s payroll and operations spending, together with construction, students, visitors, alumni, and start-up companies’ spending, is now worth more than $1 billion in added state income—the equivalent of creating 16,000 new jobs and $700 million in added regional income equating to more than 11,000 jobs in Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham and Randolph counties.
An institution recognized nationally for its strengths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), A&T has realized its mission to provide diverse offerings of educational and interdisciplinary research opportunities that aid our outstanding students and dynamic faculty in developing innovative solutions to complex, global challenges. As one of the state’s two land-grant institutions, A&T provides research-based educational programs and offers solutions to critical social, environmental, medical and educational issues for individuals, families and communities through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. A&T is also America’s top producer of African American graduates in engineering, agriculture, math and statistics. We are among the top five in a wide range of other disciplines, from journalism/communications to the visual and performing arts.
During your visit to our campus and our city, please make time to engage with our students, employees, and alumni—the people who make this university great.
With Aggie Pride,
Harold L. Martin Sr.