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  • 29,317 students; 23,914 undergraduates
  • 32% increase in enrollment in 10 years
  • More than 50% of total growth in the UNC system since 2009 is attributed to UNC Charlotte
  • 24,400 applications for 2017
  • 2,500+ transfers from N.C. community colleges
  • 77 Bachelor’s, 64 Master’s and 23 Doctoral Programs
  • 42% of new undergraduates are first-generation college students
  • 115 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
  • 8th class of the prestigious Levine Scholars enrolled
  • 7 UNC Charlotte students were admitted to the Martin Scholars Program and received scholarship awards totalling $47,532
  • 76% of undergraduates receive financial aid; 9,807 or 42% of undergraduates receive Pell grants, totaling more than $38 million
  • 857 annual and endowed institutional scholarships awarded in 2016, totaling more than $3.9 million
  • 129,640 living alumni; 74,562 in the Charlotte region


  • 1,000+ faculty and 3,200+ employees
  • Research awards totaling over $50.9 million in 2017
  • Consistently in the top five universities nationally for number of start-ups per million dollars of research funding
  • One of only 67 universities selected by the National Science Foundation to provide I-Corps customer discovery, which has funded 47 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 $811 million
  • State appropriation $247 million; tuition and fees $403 million; contracts and grants $51 million; private fundraising $28 million
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees $7,023 in-state; $23,838 out-of-state
  • One of only 5 colleges and universities selected for the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award presented by the Washington Center


  • 2,897 hours of community service completed by student-athletes last year
  • 207 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 which begins competition this fall 


  • Access and scholarship - increase funds to ensure 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 August 2017