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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a master’s level degree-granting university and one of 17 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system. With a total enrollment of 6,251, the university offers 41 bachelor’s and 17 master’s degrees.

With student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and the average class size hovering at 21 students, Pembroke occupies the enviable position of being able to treat each student as an individual. Because of the rigors of the curriculum and the personal attention students receive, graduates go on to create vibrant, interesting lives for themselves.

Located in a small community, Pembroke is one of the safest campuses among UNC schools, and, according to U.S. News and World Report, it is among the nation’s most diverse.


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3. Transfer students will also need to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended as well as a university questionnaire from the last school attended.

4. UNCP has a rolling admissions policy, which means we will review applications and make decisions on a daily basis. However, it is important to note that we do have a July 31st deadline for freshmen fall admission. We suggest that you apply well in advance of these priority deadlines: July 15- Fall Semester; December 1 – Spring Semester; May 15- Summer I Session; June 15 – Summer II Session.

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has a rich history, and a tradition of serving the educational needs of southeastern North Carolina. Our diverse body of more than 19,000 alumni spans the globe, and includes leaders in virtually every professional endeavor.

In keeping with our mission of excellence in teaching and learning, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, UNC Pembroke has been named “a Best Southeastern College,” a “most affordable university” ( Princeton Review ), a “most diverse” university and a top ranking university for the number of our small class sizes ( U.S. News ).

Our alumni are a cherished part of our UNCP family, and we encourage you to stay in touch with your alma mater. Share your news in UNCP Today , your alumni magazine, come back to campus for visits or to attend athletic events and events at Givens Performing Arts Center, or support our current students by giving to a scholarship or the Annual Fund.

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Students who are involved outside the classroom regularly report a more enjoyable college experience, a larger and more satisfying social network and better grades. Who wouldn’t want that? At UNC Pembroke, students are supported in their extra- and co-curricular involvement through programs and events offered by the Division of Student Affairs and other campus offices. There are numerous opportunities to attend, participate in and lead many of these programs.

The diversity of UNCP’s student body extends to their extracurricular interests and engagement in student life. With more than 60 student organizations across eight interest areas (academic/departmental, diversity, fraternity/sorority, general interest, honorary, religious, service, and sports/recreation), students are involved in many facets of the campus and local community. In addition to student organizations, many students are also involved with service initiatives. The commitment to service, both on campus and at the local, state and national levels, has earned UNCP recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

If music, dance and theatre are more your thing, you can join students who are broadly exposed to and heavily engaged in the performing arts community on campus. Student-directed theatre productions complement the Givens Performing Arts Center’s national touring shows and the University Theatre department’s annual productions. Students also have opportunities to participate in and attend the performances of thirteen music ensembles and the Spirit of the Carolina’s Marching Band .

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If continuing your athletic career is important to you, become involved with our championship traditions on one of our NCAA division II athletic teams. For those not playing a sport, the English E. Jones Athletic Center hosts a fitness center that is free for students and/or you can participate with Campus Recreation and any of their intramural, club sport and off campus trip programs.

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Promise of lower tuition is attracting more applicants to these three UNC campuses | News & Observer


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Promise of lower tuition is attracting more applicants to these three UNC campuses

By Jane Stancill

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January 05, 2018 12:05 PM

Visitors and applications are on the rise at the University of North Carolina campuses offering a tuition break as part of the new NC Promise plan.

The reduced tuition program, which starts this fall, establishes a $1,000 tuition price tag on a year of college for North Carolina residents at Elizabeth City State University, UNC Pembroke and Western Carolina University. Out-of-state students will also get a reduction, paying $5,000 a year in tuition at the schools.

So far, interest is up as word has spread about NC Promise. The program, created by the legislature in 2016 and funded this year at about $51 million, gives families a lower tuition option in three areas — the northeastern, southeastern and western regions of the state.

Completed applications from prospective students are up 50 percent at UNCP, 11 percent at Elizabeth City State and 12 percent at Western Carolina, compared with this time last year. At UNC Pembroke, officials report a big spike in people looking at marketing material about NC Promise – a 2,900 percent jump in online traffic from North Carolina residents and 11,400 percent increase from South Carolina residents. UNCP is about 20 miles from the South Carolina line.


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UNCP quadrupled its marketing budget to promote the program, said Chancellor Robin Cummings.

“We see it as a very positive thing at this point,” Cummings said. “We’re seeing a good response that is exciting to us.”

The price cut only applies to tuition, which is $2,856 annually at ECSU, $3,602 at UNCP and $3,971 at WCU. Other costs, such as fees, room, board and books, won’t be discounted.

The total annual price for North Carolina students will drop 13 percent, to $12,680, at ECSU. The decrease will be 15 percent at UNC Pembroke, for a total cost of $14,675. At Western Carolina, North Carolina residents will see a decrease of 16 percent in the total tab, which will be $15,665.

“It will take an education that already is affordable and make it more affordable,” Cummings said.

That’s still not enough for many students. In 2015-16, about 56 percent of Pembroke students received Pell Grants, the federal grant program for low-income families, according to federal data. In the end, though, Cummings said NC Promise will mean less debt for students.

“For our students, this is a real good opportunity,” he said. “Sometimes, as we’ve seen, the difference between the car breaking down and not breaking down is the difference between being able to come back to school next semester. This is a big difference, it’s a big help.”

UNCP has 6,300 students, well below its prerecession high enrollment of about 6,900, Cummings said. The new tuition program may set the university on course for growth, with perhaps 500 to 1,000 additional students in the near term, Cummings said.

ECSU recovery

That’s what leaders at Elizabeth City State are hoping. The university has experienced a devastating period since the recession, with enrollment plummeting 59 percent from 2010 to 2016. Significant budget cuts followed as a result. But last fall, enrollment increased for the first time in seven years, to 1,411 students. NC Promise is one element of ECSU’s overall recovery plan.

Recruiting students has not been a problem at Western Carolina, which is west of Asheville in the mountain town of Cullowhee. The university’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment, at more than 11,000 last fall, has increased nearly 18 percent since 2011.

For seven of the past eight years, WCU has seen an increase in applications from high school students. For last fall, applications reached 19,476.

So it’s a little hard to tell what’s driving this year’s increase, said Mike Langford, director of undergraduate admissions. But first-year applications are running almost 12 percent ahead of last year, even though the online application was activated by the university two weeks later this year. Transfer applications are up 54 percent over last year.


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Langford said WCU has seen a surge in people showing up for campus tours. The real test will be whether more students who are admitted eventually enroll, he said, which could be difficult to predict because the university is in uncharted waters.

“If anything, it’s piqued people’s interest in taking a look at us,” Langford said. “We’re the westernmost institution in the public system in the state of North Carolina. You’ve got to pass a lot of other schools to come to Western and take a tour.”

Awareness at WCU

Western Carolina is less than an hour’s drive from the South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee lines.

Fall open house events at Western Carolina showed a growing awareness of the program. In September, most participants were not familiar with NC Promise; by November, a majority of attendees knew about NC Promise.

The three campuses, and UNC President Margaret Spellings, produced a joint video to promote the program. It has been marketed to parents and students in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia on social media.

The $500-a-semester plan created by the legislature has not always been a popular idea. Originally, it was also targeted toward three historically black universities in the system. Alumni and supporters of the campuses rallied against the cheaper tuition plan, fearing that the replacement state funding wouldn’t be permanent. Elizabeth City State, Fayetteville State and Winston-Salem State were removed from the original bill, but Elizabeth City State was ultimately added back in.

The UNCP chancellor said he remains concerned that state funding may not always be there to support the program. But for now, he’s encouraging students to take advantage of it. In the last month, he said he had visited four or five high schools in his area to talk up NC Promise.

“The students that we serve are students who are, honestly, economically challenged,” Cummings said, “even though some may look at this and say, ‘Well, that’s not a real big break.’ But $2,500-$2,600 a year, I can tell you, can make a difference between students being able to continue their education and not having to stop it to go and make money. It’s a big deal, especially in our part of North Carolina.”

Jane Stancill: 919-829-4559 , @janestancill



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  • Criminal Justice, B.A

    UNC Pembroke’s Criminal Justice Program is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the social organization and administration of the criminal justice system. Courses are offered in theories of crime and delinquency, law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and administration.


  • Sociology, B.A.

    Sociologists seek to understand and study the social world and how human beings come to think and act as they do. Sociology majors develop an understanding of how society is developed out of intricate patterns of human social organization, learn to create and use scientific tools of analysis, and practice the application of scientific knowledge to the analysis of social problems and the transformation of society.


  • Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.

    The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program is exclusively designed for learners with at least two years of transferable credit from institutions other than UNCP, who hold either Associate in Applied Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees. The program serves adult students, in particular, who seek a broad, more flexible degree program to help them to advance or become more established in their careers or to improve their understanding of the world around them.

    Students can choose between a variety of majors including: Applied Professional Studies, Applied Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Public and Non-Profit Administration.


  • Business Administration, B.S.

    UNC Pembroke’s School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as an online degree completion program with concentrations in Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The School of Business is accredited by the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).



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    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to provide you with the essential tools and professional knowledge you need to reach your full career potential—in as few as 12 months. With total tuition as low as $8,306 for in-state students, our 100% online MBA program will empower you for success. No matter what you are looking for in a business school education, you can discover it online at UNC Pembroke.

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    UNC Pembroke’s M.A. Ed degree in Elementary Education prepares the experienced teacher for full participation in their chosen profession as leader, researcher, and master practitioner. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 Online Education Programs, UNC Pembroke’s Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


  • Public Administration, M.P.A.

    UNC Pembroke’s MPA program is a broad-based degree designed to prepare students for leadership roles in public organizations. UNC Pembroke’s MPA program allows students to choose from the following concentrations: Public Management, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, and Health Administration.


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