NC A&T plans to make use of a brand new $ 1.5 million present to assist group faculty transfers within the state and area
A&T said it would initially consider graduates from these 11 community colleges: Alamance, Central Piedmont, Davidson-Davie, Traverse City Tech, Fayetteville Tech, Forsyth Tech, GTCC, Johnston, Richmond, Rockingham, and Wake Tech.
During their time at A&T, ACTS students have access to mentoring, counseling, experiential learning, learning communities with other transfer students and other services.
The new program is A & T’s attempt to attract more transfer students.
In its current strategic plan, A&T plans to enroll 1,500 new students each year as they move from community colleges and other public and private institutions in and outside North Carolina.
Although the number of transfer registrations has risen sharply over the past ten years, A&T continues to fall short of this target. The university enrolled around 800 to 900 new transfer students annually between 2017 and 2019, and less than half of those came from colleges in North Carolina, according to the UNC system.
This final donation is the seventh of more than $ 1 million A&T has received since September. That period includes the university’s largest corporate gift – $ 5.5 million from Corning Inc. in January for programs to increase the number of black graduates.
A&T received its largest donation of any kind in December when philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $ 45 million to the university.