Located in the inland region of southeastern North Carolina, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers both high quality education and personalized attention to its more than 6,200 students.
As a constituent institution of the 17-member University of North Carolina—one of the nation's finest public university systems—UNC Pembroke offers 41 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs in the liberal arts, education, business, public administration, and nursing.
Here you will find an intimate teaching and learning environment with small classes, award-winning faculty, and extensive outreach to support student success. Students enrolled at UNC Pembroke have abundant opportunity to conduct research, exercise leadership, volunteer for community service, participate in the arts, join organizations, enjoy athletics, and much more.
U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, the nations' Community Service Honor Roll, and the Carnegie Foundation have recognized UNC Pembroke for our diversity, our small class sizes, and our commitment to community service. In addition, programs in our School of Education have earned accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and UNCP's School of Business was awarded accreditation by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a status achieved by only 5 percent of business schools world-wide. These achievements recognize our commitment to challenging students to grow socially and academically and to be engaged, responsible members of community.
Now, there’s another reason to choose UNCP — an incredible value thanks to a new program called NC Promise, which lowers the price of tuition to $2,500 per semester for out-of-state students. Over four years, and with our present tuition rate, this is a savings of more than $40,000! As a result, students will be required to borrow less and face less debt after graduation – allowing them to focus on achieving their personal and career goals whether in work or graduate school.
We have an extraordinary history. Founded in 1887 by American Indians, this school was the first state-supported college for American Indians in the nation. It is a remarkable story of a people's passion for learning and their belief that education is the foundation for a better life. From the beginning, the university's purpose was to transform lives through education. We continue pursuing that mission every day.