Tradition + Transformation
Celebrate the past. Create the future.
North Carolina State University was founded in 1887 to fulfill the land-grant university mission: opening the doors of higher education to the citizens of North Carolina. Since then, NC State has grown into one of the nation's top research institutions, becoming an engine for educational innovation and economic growth. Throughout 125 years of groundbreaking work in fields ranging from engineering to economics, soil science to social work, we've not only changed lives; we've transformed the world.