UNC System

Chapel Hill, NC

UNC System

Our Mission

North Carolina has long been known for its visionary approach to higher education. A sustained commitment to college access, cutting edge research, and public service has established the University of North Carolina System as one of the most productive public higher education systems in the country.

In 1971, the Higher Education Reorganization Act placed the 16 baccalaureate-granting institutions that make up the University of North Carolina under one governing board. The Act emphasized basic objectives for the University: to foster the development of a well-planned and coordinated system of higher education, to improve the quality of education, to extend educational benefits beyond campus borders and to encourage economic and effective use of the state s resources.


Mission Statement

The University of North Carolina is a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. It encompasses the 17 diverse constituent institutions and other educational, research, and public service organizations. Each shares in the overall mission of the University. That mission is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society. This mission is accomplished through instruction, which communicates the knowledge and values and imparts the skills necessary for individuals to lead responsible, productive, and personally satisfying lives; through research, scholarship, and creative activities, which advance knowledge and enhance the educational process; and through public service, which contributes to the solution of societal problems and enriches the quality of life in the State. In the fulfillment of this mission, the University shall seek an efficient use of available resources to ensure the highest quality in its service to the citizens of the State.

Teaching and learning constitute the primary service that the University renders to society. Teaching, or instruction, is the primary responsibility of each of the constituent institutions. The relative importance of research and public service, which enhance teaching and learning, varies among the constituent institutions, depending on their overall missions.


Our 17 Institutions

The University of North Carolina System s 17 campuses extend from the state s mountains to the coast. Nearly 250,000 students are enrolled at 16 universities and the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the country s first public residential high school for gifted students. Each year, we graduate more than 55,000 students from over 200 academic degree programs. Our graduates emerge as leaders, creators. and researchers, prepared to connect with and give back to their communities.

1. Appalachian State University
2. East Carolina University
3. Elizabeth City State University
4. Fayetteville State University
5. North Carolina A&T State University
6. North Carolina Central University
7. North Carolina State University
8. UNC Asheville
9. UNC-Chapel Hill
10. UNC Charlotte
11. UNC Greensboro
12. UNC Pembroke
13. UNC Wilmington
14. UNC School of the Arts
15. Western Carolina University
16. Winston-Salem State University
17. NC School of Science and Mathematics


Working Here

To search for openings at the UNC System Office, our 17 institutions, and our affiliate organizations, visit https://uncjobs.northcarolina.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp to view job descriptions and apply.