Welcome to UNC Charlotte!
It is my great honor to greet you as the fifth chancellor of UNC Charlotte.
Since our founding more than 75 years ago, UNC Charlotte has transformed from a night school serving World War II veterans into an innovative research university offering 79 bachelor’s, 64 master’s, and 24 doctoral programs. This is truly one of the great success stories of American higher education.
The explosive growth that has occurred on this campus over the past two decades is nothing short of phenomenal! With nearly 30,500 enrolled students and more than 8,000 degrees and certificates awarded annually, we are the third-largest institution in the UNC System and a major talent driver for our region and state.
As North Carolina’s urban research university we hold the distinction of being the only public four-year institution serving Charlotte – the state’s largest city and one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the country.
In 2021, Charlotte embarked on “Shaping What’s Next,” a bold new strategic plan that outlines a new vision as an emerging top-tier research university eager to meet new challenges and to support the industries and communities in our region.
Thanks to the collective efforts of dedicated faculty and staff, the University is on a strong path. Our innovative response to the COVID-19 pandemic received a national award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and in 2021, we were recognized for the first time by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s most innovative national universities.
I encourage you to learn more about UNC Charlotte and visit our campus. I think you'll be impressed!
Dr. Sharon L. Gaber
Chancellor, UNC Charlotte