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 help to drive North Carolina's economy.Learn more about our 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 breeding sweet potato varieties for use in sub-Saharan Africa.
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 water quality in Nicaragua.
Closing the Gap
Two NC State programs aim to close the achievement gap between rural and urban schools.
Feeding the World
Two NC State alumni won the 2016 World Food Prize for their work breeding sweet potato varieties for sub-Saharan Africa.
Empowering Hispanic Youth
The White House recently honored a NC State program to empower Hispanic youth to succeed in high school.
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.