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JCSU is where the brightest come to be Brilliant

Our HBCU connects Charlotte and the world to the next generation of bold innovators and leaders who are shaped by our strong traditions, vibrant campus spirit and thriving student-led atmosphere.

Fast
Facts
1,093
Students
#1 Private
HBCU
in North Carolina
15 NCAA
Division II
teams
Fast
Facts
1,093
Students
#1 Private
HBCU
in North Carolina
15 NCAA
Division II
teams
Fast
Facts
1,093
Students
#1 Private
HBCU
in North Carolina
15 NCAA
Division II
teams
Announcement
President Armbrister Headshot
President Clarence D. Armbrister Announces retirement

Our esteemed President, Clarence D. Armbrister, will be retiring in June after a more than five-year, successful tenure. This is an exciting time for our university which, thanks to President Armbrister’s leadership and your continued support, is poised to rise to the next level.

Looking back
Animated photo mosaic of the JCSU logo that zooms in and back out
Looking back on 2022

As we charge forward into a new year, let's take a moment to look back at 2022, a year which found our University in the spotlight as we fulfilled our goals and generated the support of our city.

Golden Academics
President Armbrister with the two 2022 Valedictorians
Grow Your
Brilliance

At JCSU, you're presented with golden opportunities inside and outside of the classroom to flaunt your brains and brilliant perspective.

A Vibrant
Culture

Life at JCSU today has its roots in a rich history dating back to the founding of the university in 1867. Our community is a family that celebrates the diversity on our campus and comes together to learn more about one another at every turn.