Fast Facts

  • Nearly one-third of the winners of the Colorado Department of Education's Teacher of the Year award are UNC graduates.
  • UNC sponsors the annual Rosenberry Writers' Conference, which features appearances by best-selling authors.
  • Among U.S. undergraduate-only Physics programs, UNC ranks in the top 35 for the largest number of bachelor's degrees granted, according to the American Institute of Physics.
  • UNC's Monfort College of Business is the first and only business program in the U.S. to receive a presidential award for excellence, the Baldrige National Quality Award).
  • UNC's Jazz program has received more than 100 Downbeat Magazine awards, and the magazine in its annual College Music awards has named University Orchestra the top university orchestra in the U.S. seven times in the past 10 years.
  • UNC research, amounting to $20 million in external funding over the past two years, includes faculty studying traumatic brain injuries and concussions, snake venom in cancer treatments, biofuel alternatives from a "diesel tree," West Nile virus, noise-induced hearing loss and prevention, lasers to monitor volcanoes, and bats.
  • Through a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant, UNC offers a scholarship program that prepares and places math and science teachers in high-need school districts.
  • At UNC, one third of undergraduates are first in their family to attend college.
  • 96 percent of UNC graduates earning bachelor's degrees are employed or attending graduate school one year after graduating.
  • More than 12,000 students enroll annually at UNC — representing all 50 states and some 40 countries.
  • Student demographics at UNC: 62 percent female, 38 percent male, 19 percent identify with an ethnic minority.

For more information, view the UNC Impact Report.