University Facts


  • 29,710 students; 24,387 undergraduates.
  • 29% increase in enrollment in 10 years.
  • More than 30% of total growth in the UNC system since 2009 is attributed to UNC Charlotte.
  • 2,900 new transfer students.
  • 75 Bachelor’s, 64 Master’s and 24 Doctoral Programs.
  • 42% of new undergraduates are first-generation college students.
  • 113 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.
  • 75% of undergraduates receive financial aid; 9,681 or 41% of undergraduates receive Pell grants, totaling more than $41 million.
  • 9th class of the prestigious Levine Scholars enrolled.
  • 1,123 annual and endowed institutional scholarships awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year, totaling more than $4.6 million.
  • Since it was established in 2015, the UNC Charlotte Evergreen Scholarship Fund ahs awarded $133,600 to 64 students.
  • 137,000 living alumni; 78,360 in the Charlotte region.


  • 1,000+ faculty and 3,200+ employees.
  • Research awards totaling over $50.7 million in 2018.
  • Received a record 28 US patents in 2018.
  • Consistently in the top five universities nationally for number of start-ups per million dollars of research funding.
  • One of 86 universities selected by the National Science Foundation to provide I-Corps customer discovery, which has funded 73 UNC Charlotte teams.


  • Our economic impact to the Charlotte region, including payroll, operations, construction and start-up companies, was $2.1 billion in 2013.
  • Annual Budget $750.9 million.
  • State appropriation $273.5 million; tuition and fees $315.6 million.
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees $7,044 in-state; $20,478 out-of-state.
  • Recognized by Carnegie Foundation as a Community Engaged University.


  • Record 5,337 hours of community service completed by student-athletes during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • League best with 74 Commissioner's Academic Medal recipients for maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
  • 226 student-athletes were named to the 2017 USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • 18 Divsion 1 sports, including women's golf, which began competition in fall 2017.


  • 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 January 2019

Download as a PDF