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Our Heritage

Founded in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke now serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation for the values of all people. Learn more about our unique heritage and history.

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Visit the Museum of the Southeast American Indian located in historic Old Main

Get There From Here

Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes

Mathematics 1972
Ret. Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. Former UNCP trustee. Career naval officer and pilot, Held five command tours, including Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron Thirty, the largest aviation squadron in the U.S. Navy. Vice president for L-3 Communications.

Jordan Edgerton
Jordan Edgerton

Exercise Sport & Science 2014
Infielder, Kansas City T-Bones: All-American third baseman at UNCP. Drafted by Atlanta Braves in 2014 MLB Draft. Played for the Danville Braves, Rome Braves, Carolina Mudcats and Florida Fire Frogs. South Atlantic League All-star, All-Appalachian League.

Ethan Sanford
Ethan Sanford

Biology 2016
Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University. At 14, he was one of the youngest students to be admitted to UNCP. Excelled as an Esther G. Maynor scholar. Named Outstanding Senior. Enrolled in Cornell University’s elite Ph.D. program specializing in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.

Davance Locklear
Davance Locklear

History 2000
Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserves. Commercial pilot. American Airlines. After earning his degree, Davance joined the United States Air Force. Completed 625 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Awarded six air medals for combat and four Meritorious Service awards.

UNCP By the Numbers

15

Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

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90%

Job & Grad School Placement

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

Outcomes

58

Academic Majors

With 41 undergraduate and 17 graduate degrees, there's something for everyone.

Academics

16:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Your teachers will know if you're not in class.

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