NCCU Maintains Top Ranking for Awarding Minority Students Degrees

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Minority Degree Producers for 2017 in the annual list published by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

NCCU maintained its No. 15 ranking established in 2016 for bachelor’s degrees awarded across all disciplines to African-American students.

For all minority groups – including African-American, Native American, Asian American and Hispanic – NCCU ranked among the top 10 universities for degrees conferred in the field of family and consumer science/human science. The university was also mentioned in the top 50 for hospitality administration/management degrees.

Other top 10 mentions included bachelor’s degrees to African-Americans in family and consumer sciences/human sciences, allied health, history and psychology.

“North Carolina Central University is committed to providing challenging curriculum and essential hands-on learning experiences that lead to graduation,” said NCCU Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D. “This top ranking reflects our long-standing commitment to academic excellence, and a sustained effort to providing quality education that prepares students for successful careers.”

The university was mentioned among the top 20 degree-granting institutions for diplomas to African-Americans in a variety of fields, including: homeland security; law enforcement; biological and biomedical sciences; and parks and recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

NCCU also ranked among the top 50 institutions for degrees conferred to African-Americans in business administration; mathematics and statistics; communication; public administration; computer and information sciences; nursing; physical sciences; hospitality administration; health professions; English literature and visual and performing arts and others.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education releases an annual list of the nation’s Top 100 minority degree producers. The rankings use the most recently available data from the U.S. Department of Education to identify campuses around the country that confer the greatest number of degrees to minority students each year.

The final rankings are based on the total number of degrees awarded, as well as specified figures in major fields of study and disciplines. For more information about the rankings and methodology, visit

North Carolina Central University prepares students to succeed in the global marketplace. Consistently ranked as a top Historically Black College or University, NCCU offers flagship programs in the sciences, education, law, business, nursing and the arts. Founded in 1910, NCCU remains committed to diversity in and access to higher education. Our alumni excel in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Visit

Source: NCCU