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  • 28,721 students; 23,404 undergraduates
  • 33.4% increase in enrollment in 10 years
  • More than 50% of total growth in the UNC system since 2009 is attributed to UNC Charlotte
  • 23,746 applications for 2016
  • 2,400+ transfers from N.C. community colleges
  • 77 Bachelor’s, 62 Master’s and 23 Doctoral Programs
  • 42% of new undergraduates are first-generation college students
  • 109 full merit scholarship packages were awarded through the Levine Scholars Program, Crown Scholars Program, Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program, and the Duke Energy Distinguished EPIC Student Fellowships
  • Seventh class of the prestigious Levine Scholars enrolled
  • 75% of undergraduates receive financial aid; 9,914 or 47% of undergraduates receive Pell grants, totaling more than $40 million
  • 802 annual and endowed institutional scholarships awarded in 2016, totaling more than $3.9 million
  • 122,000 living alumni; 71,161 in the Charlotte region


  • 1,000+ faculty and 3,200+ employees
  • 445 new research grant awards totaling over $40 million in 2016
  • Consistently in the top five universities nationally for number of start-ups per million dollars of research funding
  • One of 51 universities selected by the National Science Foundation to provide I-Corps customer discovery, which has funded 33 UNC Charlotte technology teams


  • Our economic impact to the Charlotte region, including payroll, operations, construction and start-up companies, was $2.1 billion in 2013
  • Annual Budget $670 million
  • State appropriation $232 million; tuition and fees $287 million; private fundraising $30.5 million
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees $6,763 in-state; $19,934 out-of-state
  • Recognized by Carnegie Foundation as a Community Engaged University


  • 3,371 hours of community service completed by student-athletes last year
  • 210 student-athletes were named to the 2016 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • 49ers Athletic Department was ranked among the nation's top 50 NCAA Division I institutions, and it tied for third in N.C. with a 92% Graduation Success Rate
  • 18 Divsion 1 sports, including women's golf, which wiill begin competition in fall 2017


  • Access and scholarship - increase available funds to ensure that students have access to higher education to support their progress to graduation
  • Student experience - support development of diverse campus activities ranging from intercollegiate athletics to top quality arts and cultural programming to engage the community and inform the hearts and minds of our students
  • Faculty support - continually invest in recruiting and retaining the highest quality faculty to ensure the continued excellence of University programs
  • Transformational opportunities - build on our unique role in the region's economic development, and, through programming like the Data Science Initiative, deliver tomorrow's community of professionals

Revised January 2017