UNC Charlotte's History

In 2021, UNC Charlotte will celebrate its seventy-fith year of providing higher education to the Charlotte region. That makes it a relatively young institution, but its history has been remarkable. The UNC Charlotte's History and Chancellor's Emeritus pages here provide insight into the University's beginnings as an education center for returning World War II veterans, its rapid development into a four-year campus within the University of North Carolina system, and its development into the remarkable learning and research engine it is today.