Founded in 1887, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a member institution of the University of North Carolina System. It provides a broad liberal arts curriculum to a 10 county region with more than 41 majors and 17 graduate programs.
In addition to academics, the University offers students a variety of extracurricular activities ranging from entertainment to athletics. The Givens Performing Arts Center is the scene of programs by nationally known artists. As a member of the Peach Belt Athletic Conference, UNCP teams take part in 11 sports. There is also a strong intramural sports program.
While many of the 6500 enrolled students are commuters, 6 residence halls, and 3 apartment complexes accommodate the rest.
When Robeson Community College began operating in 1965, it served only 20 students seeking degrees and diplomas. Today, it averages about 2200 students in post-secondary degree, diploma, and certificate programs a year. The Continuing Education Division averages about 9600 students annually.
There is an ongoing effort on the part of all segments of the county to ensure that RCCs programs are on the cutting edge so that graduating students are prepared to take their place in todays technologically- oriented work force.
Among the many services RCC offers to the citizens of Robeson County are the facilities which are made available to new and existing industries requiring the training of employees.