About UNC Pembroke
About UNC Pembroke
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Quick Facts

What makes Pembroke Pembroke?

Here are some fast facts to help you get to know us better.


1887 as the Croatan Normal School to educate American Indian teachers.

Type of school: 

Public, four-year master's degree-granting university. Part of the University of North Carolina system.


UNC Pembroke is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Baccalaureate and Master’s level degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UNCP.

Total enrollment:

6,441 students (Fall 2015)
Undergraduate: 5,680
Graduate: 761


Total minority enrollment is 62 percent

American Indian:

15 percent

African American:

35 percent


5 percent

Asian/Pacific Islander:

2 percent

International Students:

64 International students representing 20 countries

States represented:

24 states and District of Columbia are represented


38 percent


62 percent

Campus location: 

Pembroke, North Carolina, a quiet, safe community located 15 minutes from Lumberton. Located just off Interstate 95 halfway between Boston and Miami, our campus is convenient to many major metro areas of the Carolinas. From UNCP you can easily reach the picturesque mountains of western North Carolina as well as world-famous beaches and resorts along the coastline. UNCP is one of the safest schools in the University of North Carolina system and one of the most diverse schools in the South.


41 undergraduate programs,
17 graduate programs in business and education, and 1 certification program

Student/faculty ratio: 


Class size: 

20 on average


90 percent of students are employed or attending graduate school within 12 months of graduation.


295 full-time

Student organizations: 

90-plus clubs and organizations


NCAA Division II, Peach Belt Conference


Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling


Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

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