UNC Charlotte has nearly 26,200 students, including over 3,700 graduate students. It's the largest institution of higher learning in the Charlotte region, and the fourth largest of the 16 institutions within the University of North Carolina system.
Charlotte—the nation's 35th largest city and home to 1.5 million people—is rich with history, arts and culture. Its burgeoning economy is revitalized, in part, by the Charlotte Research Institute's activities. They include technology transfer, new business start-ups and partnerships with industry.