NCAT N.C. A&T sign 2018

GREENSBORO — Enrollment at N.C. A&T passed the 12,000 mark as the total number of students grew for the fifth straight year.

The university said today that it added 265 students — an increase of 2.2 percent from a year ago — to reach 12,142. A&T’s enrollment has grown 15 percent over the past five years.

This year’s student count includes a first-year class of 2,201 students. The freshman class has an average high school GPA of 3.61, an average SAT score of 1040, an average ACT score of 20, according to a news release.

The enrollment growth pushes A&T closer to its goal of having 14,000 students by 2023. That target is part of the university's strategic plan that A&T trustees revised this summer.

A&T also believes it will remain the nation’s largest four-year historically black college and university.

In a statement, Chancellor Harold Martin said he is "pleased with the continued, strategic growth of (the) Aggie family."

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