North Carolina Central University and Cape Fear Community College Launch New Dual Admissions Partnership
DURHAM, N.C., AND WILMINGTON, N.C.– North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week, launching a dual admissions partnership between both institutions. The partnership provides a seamless transition for CFCC students receiving an Associate in Applied Science degree at CFCC to gain guaranteed admittance from NCCU and earn a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their degree and other program requirements. CFCC students earning a 2.75 GPA will be considered for the North Carolina Community College Scholarship. Advising will be available from CFCC and NCCU academic advisors. Additionally, CFCC students will reduce their total cost of earning a four-year degree by entering NCCU from CFCC.
“Our new collaboration and formal agreement with Cape Fear Community College expand our continuous efforts to provide a high-quality, premier education to North Carolinians and others who seek to soar,” said Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., chancellor of North Carolina Central University. “For more than 111 years, we have been at the forefront of nurturing, equipping, and producing global scholars, change agents, and influencers to be innovative and creative high-quality professionals who work in our international marketplace and serve their communities.”
He also noted his personal connection to CFCC as part of his previous tenure at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, stating, “I can personally attest to the power of Cape Fear Community College, its educational value, excellent curriculum, and the overall impact of their graduates in the region and throughout our state.”
“Cape Fear Community College is excited to collaborate with North Carolina Central University, one of the most highly regarded HBCUs in the nation,” stated CFCC President Jim Morton. “Cape Fear prioritizes expanding opportunities for our students to continue their education and this agreement will provide a direct pathway for our students to reach new heights in their academic endeavors.”
About Cape Fear Community College
For over 60 years, Cape Fear Community College has served the citizens of New Hanover and Pender Counties with accessible, high-quality education, workforce training opportunities, and specialized services and support. With approximately 20,000 students annually, Cape Fear Community College is the fifth largest community college in North Carolina and a significant economic development partner in Southeastern NC. The college has four locations: Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw, and Surf City.
About North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) prepares students to succeed in the global marketplace. Consistently ranked as a top Historically Black College or University, NCCU’s flagship programs in the sciences, education, law, business, nursing, and the arts prepare students for professions ranging from clinical research to information science. Founded in 1910, NCCU remains committed to diversity in and access to higher education. With a mission to investigate health disparities, the university’s two state-of-the-art research institutes give students real-world experience working alongside faculty researchers and pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry professionals. The university’s Strategic Plan 2019-2024, Charting a New Landscape for Student-Center Success, focuses on four areas: student access and success; innovation, research, and entrepreneurship; collaboration and partnerships; and institutional sustainability. Visit www.nccu.edu.