Faculty Spotlight: Meet Online Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences Instructor Assistant Professor, Dr. Zhiming Yang
Dr. Zhiming Yang was born in the village of Xijiang in China. He was raised in Hunan, China and received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Jilin University in Changchun, China. He has been teaching Environmental, Earth, Geospatial Sciences courses for on-campus and online students at North Carolina Central University since 2010.
Message from the Chancellor: New University Brand Identity and Tagline
I am excited to announce an initiative that has been underway for the past year here at our institution. We engaged a branding agency to work in partnership with us to develop a new innovative, creative brand identity and tagline. Over the weeks and months to come, you will see our branding expand and our identity reflected on the website, as well as on print materials. Click "Read more" to view the highlight video. Get ready to “Discover what’s Central to you.” - Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., Chancellor
NCCU Online Earns Top Ranking
Even before its official launch in 2017, NCCU Online has been consistently top-ranked in offering distance learning education to students. College Choice, an independent online publication for college-bound students, has named North Carolina Central University (NCCU) as one of the top 15 best universities for online education in the state of North Carolina.
NCCU Criminal Justice Online Program Ranked Among Best
The Criminal Justice Online Program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is listed as 13th out of 30 by collegevaluesonline.com, which ranked the programs based on quality and value. To determine the rankings, the organization examined graduation data and tuition rates using information gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database.
Why NCCU Online
Choosing NCCU Online means that you can earn your degree in a way that fits your life.
Earn a degree to advance your future.
Ensure your success with exceptional and supportive faculty.
Access exclusive internships, jobs, and learning opportunities.
Advance your career without compromising your life or your budget.
“The most beneficial part of the program has definitely been the flexibility. I’m already into a career right now. I’m working towards the Counseling career, but I’ve been teaching and that’s very demanding of my time. So, being able to complete the program online has definitely been beneficial for me.” - Brittany Davis (Student, Online Career Counselor Program)
“The online Criminal Justice program at NCCU allowed me to continue working full-time and spend quality time with my family.” – Sandra McKenney (mother, grandmother, full-time employee, student)
Meet our Faculty
“Students can expect the same high-quality of instruction, learning, and enthusiasm as in a face-to-face course. Our online students can expect to feel comfortable in knowing that we do our best to ensure they do not feel like they are out there in the virtual world by themselves.” – Dr. Cheresa D. Simmons, Assistant Professor