North Carolina A&T retains its spot as the largest HBCU in the nation for the 10th straight year as the institution reports that 13,883 students are enrolled in the University for the 2023-2024 school year. North Carolina A&T reported the findings yesterday afternoon and said that the student population increased by 400. They determined that the cause of the enrollment number is due to an increase in first-year students and editorial students as well as retention of students that attended the institution last year.
Administration officials applaud the increase in enrollment and retention, as they believe it cements North Carolina A&T's impact.
“The ongoing expansion of our university is providing outstanding educational opportunities for high-achieving students who increasingly seek admission to the university,” Chancellor Harold L. Martin, Sr said in the statement published by the university. “Forty-thousand students sought admission to A&T this year, continuing a growth in applications that is among the strongest of any traditional university in America. We will continue to plan for and invest in critical systems, such as university housing, classroom spaces, and campus safety, to accommodate growth in enrollment, academic programs, research, and personnel.”
North Carolina A&T is renowned nationally for its successful alumni, immense cultural relevance, and educational output. The Greensboro-based institution was tied for #9 with Claflin University on the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report top HBCUs list. The institution also reported a $2.6 billion dollar impact on the state of North Carolina based on several factors observed in a study produced by Willie A. Deese College of Business & Economics professors Dr. Cephas Naanwaab and Alfredo Romero.