Welcome to UNC Charlotte!
As chancellor of UNC Charlotte, I’m pleased to bring you greetings from Niner Nation!
UNC Charlotte was founded just over 75 years ago as a night school catering to returning World War II veterans. We started out serving a class of just 278 students. Today, Charlotte is the third-largest institution in the UNC System, with more than 30,000 students enrolled. We are truly one of the great success stories in American higher education.
We are the only public four-year institution serving Charlotte – the largest city in the Carolinas and one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the country. This University is a major talent driver for our region and state, awarding more than 8,000 degrees and graduate certificates annually.
To meet new challenges and to support the industries and communities in our region, we are pushing forward on a new vision to power the future for our region as an emerging top-tier global research university. With growing research expenditures, rising national recognition for innovative academic and student success programs, and impactful new partnerships and discoveries, Charlotte is climbing the ranks.
This fall, we welcomed our largest-ever class of new first-year students and set a University record for new incoming graduate students. It’s exciting to see that more and more students are taking advantage of the transformative education and opportunities available only at Charlotte.
There’s added excitement as the Charlotte 49ers begin competition in the American Athletic Conference. The move brings greater national media exposure and new competition, including in-state rival East Carolina.
Charlotte is a great city, and this is Charlotte’s great University. This University is having a measurable impact on our students, their families and on the region and state we serve. I encourage you to learn more about UNC Charlotte and visit our campus.
Sharon L. Gaber