University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fernando Herrera

In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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  • THE UNIVERSITY OF North Carolina is a 17-cam—pus system that includes all 16 public four—year universities in North Carolina and one public residential high school. Although the system's board of governors oversees general system policy, each campus executes a large degree of autonomy from the system and is classified as a separate institution. The system has a total enrollment of over 183,000 students and confers over 75 percent of all bachelor's degrees in North Carolina.

    The University of North Carolina was founded in 1789 in Chapel Hill. This was the first public university in the United States to award degrees and the only campus of the University of North Carolina for 136 years.

    In 1877, the state of North Carolina began sponsoring additional higher education institutions. In ...

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