University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina is the multi-campus public university system for the state of North Carolina. Overseeing the state's 16 public universities and the NC School of Science and Mathematics, it is commonly referred to as the UNC System to differentiate it from its flagship, UNC-Chapel Hill.

University of North Carolina
Latin: Universitas Carolinae Septentrionalis
University system
Established1789 (Chapel Hill)
1972 (current structure)
PresidentPeter Hans[1]
Governing bodyUNC Board of Governors
Academic staff
13,564 (fall 2008)[2]
Administrative staff
30,664 (2008 Fall)[2]
Students239,987 (2019 Fall)[3]
Undergraduates182,462 (2016 Fall)[4]
Postgraduates46,062 (2016 Fall)[4]
Location, ,
United States
Campus17 campuses
University of North Carolina System locations

The university system has a total enrollment of over 239,987 students[when?] and in 2008 conferred over 75% of all baccalaureate degrees in North Carolina.[5][6] UNC campuses conferred 43,686 degrees in 2008–2009, the bulk of which were at the bachelor's level, with 31,055 degrees awarded.[7]