PFF Partner Institutions
Durham Technical Community College
DTCC is a two-year community college located in Durham, NC. In 2008, DTCC had over 7,500 students enrolled in associate degree programs, and over 14,000 in courses, certificate, or diploma programs that prepare students for vocational careers, technical fields, or further academic study. It has a growing University Transfer program that allows the student to complete up to two years of course work for a baccalaureate degree. The wide variety of freshman-level and sophomore-level courses satisfies general education requirements at senior institutions across the United States and enables the student to transfer as a junior to University of North Carolina System institutions after acceptance at the four-year university. Over 100 full-time faculty hold master's or Ph.D. degrees.
Elon University is a private university located 30-40 minutes northwest of Duke on 575 acres in the town of Elon, NC. In 2003, over 4,500 undergraduates and 150 graduate students were enrolled in 49 bachelor degree programs and three graduate programs (M.B.A., M.Ed., or Doctor of Physical Therapy). Elon has 252 full-time and 72 part-time faculty members, with 85% holding the highest degree in their field.
Guilford is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and located 75 minutes west of Duke in Greensboro, NC. The student body includes nearly 1,000 traditional undergraduates in 41 majors or pre-professional programs, along with nearly 1,000 adult students served by nearly 85 full-time faculty of whom 90% have terminal degrees in their field.
Meredith College, located in the capital city of Raleigh, N.C., is one of the largest private women’s colleges in the Southeast. In addition to a strong undergraduate program for women, Meredith offers co-educational graduate programs in business, nutrition and education. Total enrollment includes more than 2,000 undergraduates in 45+ majors and concentrations, and 250 graduate and professional students. Meredith has 147 full-time and 109 part-time faculty members. Of the full-time faculty, 88 percent hold terminal degrees.
North Carolina Central University
NCCU, located in the city of Durham, is one of 16 institutions in the University of North Carolina System and was the first public liberal arts institution in the U.S. founded for African-Americans. This comprehensive university offers nearly 25 undergraduate degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as numerous graduate and professional programs in the School of Business, School of Education, School of Graduate Studies, School of Library and Information Sciences, Program in Nursing, Criminal Justice Program, and the School of Law. The Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute, a $12 million state-of-the-art facility, promotes the interdisciplinary study of human diseases.