Diversity is critical to NC State’s academic mission. New perspectives deepen our understanding, strengthen our community and propel our innovation.

Diversity Is Essential

NC State values diversity. Not only do we all benefit from multiple viewpoints, experiences and perspectives, diversity is critical to our academic mission. Without it, our students simply could not succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace — let alone become conscientious global citizens.

Everyone who comes to NC State enriches us through their varied knowledge and backgrounds. And we expect everyone to give of their talents, skills, time and effort to make NC State an environment of inclusive excellence for all.

12% Rise in Minority Graduation Rate

Between 2003 and 2013, NC State closed the gap between white and underrepresented minority graduation rates faster than almost any other public university.

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Diversity in the Colleges

Each of NC State’s colleges has a director or assistant dean for diversity who specializes in serving students or faculty and staff in that academic area.

Diversity Partners on Campus

NC State’s commitment to diversity extends to all of the divisions that serve our students, faculty and staff. Diversity is integral to everything we think and do.