Carolina by the Numbers

  • 18,862undergraduate students
  • 3,887faculty
  • 1stand only public university in the United States to award degrees in 18th century
  • 11,049graduate & professional students
  • 65doctoral degree programs and 7 professional degree programs
  • 77bachelor's degree programs
  • 111master's degree programs
Accessibility: For over a decade, the Carolina Covenant has offered more than 6,500 lower-income students who earn admissions the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Carolina meets all of the documented need of undergraduates who apply for financial aid on time. One of the 30 founding members of the American Talen Initiative, which aims to attract, enroll and graduate 50,000 high-achieving, lower-income high school students at 270 college and universities with the highest graduation rates by 2025. Diversity: Receiving the 2017 High Education in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine. Created 21 need-based undergraduate award and graduate fellowships in 2016 named after noteworthy “firsts” to honor those from various backgrounds that make up our rich Carolina community.

Innovation and Startups

Ideas require action in order to make them happen. The startup spirit at Carolina fully nurtures those who seek to create, invent, build, design and produce.

  • 4BeAM makespaces on campus
  • $13 billionin funding raised by Carolina startups since 1958
  • 521Carolina-affiliated startups created since 1958.
  • 14%of students self-identify as future entrepreneurs