With over 100 faculty and staff and nearly 2,500 students, CCI is the largest technology program in North Carolina and one of the largest in the US. With over 200 research faculty and Ph.D. students and a portfolio of $25 million in externally sponsored R & D, CCI is a powerhouse in New Tech research, developing innovative solutions from national defense to financial services to healthcare, and providing the intellectual capital for the region's economy. The College is an active partner for innovation with every major industry in the region
The College has built a comprehensive set of market-leading education programs to meet the rapidly expanding demand for New Tech knowledge and skills, including those related to Computer Science, Software and Information Systems, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Data Science and Business Analytics, and Cyber Security.
CCI is an innovative leader in T-Shaped Talent development, training future New Tech leaders, who not only possess leading-edge technical skills, but also are proficient in communications, teamwork, and practical problem-solving. With its highly successful Business Partners Program, the College is an active partner with industry to train and provide the largest market-ready New Tech talent pipeline for the region.
CCI has launched the ambitious Women-in-Computing Initiative, aimed to double the number of female students in CCI and the number of women graduates in IT. Given CCI's scale, the success of this initiative alone will tip the gender balance of new IT talent in the region, building a national model for others to follow.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university, and the only major research university in the greater Charlotte region, situated on a beautiful 1,000-acre tree-lined campus. It is the fourth largest campus among the seventeen institutions of the University of North Carolina system. Current enrollment exceeds 28,000 students, including 5,000 graduate students, with a projected enrollment of 35,000 by 2018. It is ranked among the top 10 up-and-coming national universities by the US News and World Report. Charlotte is a dynamic and diverse region of 1.8 million people and is the largest center of industry and economy in the State of North Carolina. Charlotte is one of most livable major urban areas in the nation with outstanding cultural and recreational amenities, major health facilities, and a major international airport. It is the second largest banking center in the country, and a leading center for energy, healthcare, retail, and logistics industries, which, collectively, represent a major center for the information-driven economy.