Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings

Located in the inland region of southeastern North Carolina, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers both high-quality education and personalized attention to its nearly 7,700 students.

As a constituent institution of the 17-member University of North Carolina—one of the nation's finest public university systems—UNC Pembroke offers more than 150 pathways to graduate and undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts, education, business, public administration and nursing.

Here you will find an intimate teaching and learning environment with small classes, award-winning faculty, and extensive outreach to support student success. Students enrolled at UNC Pembroke have abundant opportunities to conduct research, exercise leadership, volunteer for community service, participate in the arts, join organizations, enjoy athletics, and much more.

U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, the nations' Community Service Honor Roll, and the Carnegie Foundation have recognized UNC Pembroke for our diversity, our small class sizes, and our commitment to community service. In addition, programs in our School of Education have earned accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and UNCP's Thomas College of Business and Economics was awarded accreditation by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a status achieved by only 5% of business schools worldwide. These achievements recognize our commitment to challenging students to grow socially and academically and to be engaged, responsible members of the community.

Now, there’s another reason to choose UNCP — an incredible value thanks to a program called NC Promise, which sets undergraduate tuition to $500 for in-state students and $2,500 per semester for out-of-state students. Over four years with our present tuition rate, this is a savings of more than $10,000 for in-state students a $40,000 for out-of-state students! As a result, students will be required to borrow less and face less debt after graduation – allowing them to focus on achieving their personal and career goals whether in work or graduate school.

We have an extraordinary history. Founded in 1887 by American Indians, this school was the first state-supported college for American Indians in the nation. It is a remarkable story of a people's passion for learning and their belief that education is the foundation for a better life. From the beginning, the university's purpose was to transform lives through education. We continue pursuing that mission every day.

I invite you to view our website to get to know us better. However, the best way to appreciate our beautiful campus is to see it for yourself and meet some of the great people here. I encourage you to take the time to visit us.

Robin Gary Cummings, M.D.