Facts and Figures


years of history with over 225,000 students enrolled in system institutions.


in grants for Research and Sponsored Programs


of undergraduate students from the state using financial aid

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UNC System at a Glance

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Institutions and Affiliates

The NC Promise Tuition Plan

Affordability at $500 per semester

The NC Promise Tuition Plan reaffirms the state’s commitment to make
the university experience affordable and accessible to all.

Through NC Promise, the state has significantly reduced student tuition cost to
$500 per semester at three UNC system institutions – Elizabeth City State University,
the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Western Carolina University.

Learn More About NC Promise