Growing the Economy
At NC State, education is inseparable from economic growth. Our mission isn’t just to teach students; it’s to train tomorrow’s workforce. So we encourage them to tackle tomorrow’s challenges, gaining the skills they need through practical degree programs, cooperative learning and on-the-job training.
On our Centennial Campus, we work with more than 60 public and private partners to kick-start the local and national economies. The many initiatives and centers we host serve as hothouses for industries of the future.
If we can’t find the business we need to work with, we start it. Our research has launched more than 100 companies, creating 400+ new consumer products and thousands of jobs throughout the state and across the country.
NC State and its alumni are helping to build North Carolina's economy each year.Learn more about our economic impact.
Serving the Community
NC State research doesn’t go on a shelf. It goes wherever it’s needed.
Our students, faculty and partners apply their learning to meet global challenges and improve everyone’s quality of life — whether that means promoting science and technology education in a Raleigh high school or starting a sustainable sanitary pad business in Kigali, Rwanda.
NC State students are volunteers, activists and leaders. Through the Alternative Service Break program, they marshal their talents to tackle everything from GLBT homelessness to Guatemalan health care.
Support for STEM
At the Wake NC State Early College High School, students get a head start on solving problems.
A Sustainable Solution
A junior studying paper science is helping Rwandans manufacture affordable sanitary pads.
Keeping Language Alive
For more than 20 years, an NC State English professor has been working to preserve the Outer Banks dialect.
Office of Outreach and Engagement
Hundreds of initiatives connect our campus to the world.
N.C. Cooperative Extension
Our largest outreach program serves millions of North Carolinians each year.
Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service
Through CSLEPS, NC State students undertake service at home and abroad.