Veterans

You probably hear this a lot, but … THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!  We hope you don’t get tired of hearing that, because you’ve earned it.

UNC Charlotte began in 1946 as Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina offering evening classes to returning World War II veterans in Charlotte Central High School.  Since then we’ve evolved into a stunning 1,000-acre campus (virtual campus tour) with nearly 28,000 students and growing, just nine miles from the center of one of our nation’s most vibrant and prosperous cities (Welcome to Charlotte video).   We offer nearly 79 bachelor degree programs, more than 64 master’s degree programs, 21 doctoral programs and an extensive list of Continuing Education and Graduate Certificates.  Through all our growth, we have never drifted from our roots – outreach and support to veterans. 

That commitment to military-affiliated students is why you’ll find almost 1,000 veteran students, faculty, and staff on our campus.  You’ll find a Veteran Student Services Office to help you navigate the challenges of higher education.  You’ll find two large and active ROTC units.  You’ll even find a Wall of Heroes memorial recognizing members of the UNC Charlotte family who have given their lives in military service.  We value, respect and honor those who have served.

For veterans who are new to graduate study at UNC Charlotte, the Graduate School offers veterans graduate scholarships.  New students should contact their graduate program director for information.  


Veterans at UNC Charlotte