Chancellor's Annual Report 2021-22

This was another record-breaking year for UNC Charlotte, with historic enrollment and fundraising support and record state investment for STEM growth and capital renovations. 

Celebrating the remarkable achievements of its first 75 years, Charlotte embarked on a bold vision in 2021-22, launching “Shaping What’s Next,” a 10-year strategic plan to become a globally recognized, emerging top-tier research institution. 

Momentum to transform, discover, influence and lead – in the greater Charlotte region and beyond – is driving the University’s trajectory by: providing students with access to a world-class education with meaningful experiential learning opportunities; conducting research with real-world applications that broaden the world of knowledge and understanding; driving progress in North Carolina and beyond; and embodying a commitment to lead equity and engagement efforts.



  • No. 5

    Nationally for Graduating African American Students with Math Degrees

  • $74M

    Fundraising Support (record)

  • 6

    49erNext Programs

  • 30,448

    Enrollment for Fall 2021 (record)

  • $2.6M

    Raised through #NinerNationGives

  • 11

    U.S. News & World Report Top 100 Graduate Rankings

  • 35%

    First-generation Students

  • No. 7

    Nationally for graduating African American student with finance degrees

  • 17

    Areas of Research Focus and Distinction

  • 37%

    Students Identifying as Racial or Ethnic Minorities

  • No. 1

    Latinx/Hispanic Undergraduate Enrollment in NC

  • No. 11

    Best Financial Engineering Master's Program in U.S.

  • 8,400+

    Degrees and Certificates Awarded

  • $134M

    Historic State Investment for STEM Growth and Capital Renovations

Letter from Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber

"This past year, as we celebrated the 75th anniversary of this great University, our campus rallied together as we introduced Shaping What’s Next, a bold 10-year strategic plan that articulates a new vision as an emerging top-tier research university that is ready and eager to meet new challenges."

Read the full letter