University courses in Durham


Durham Universities


Duke University

Duke University

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quake…

Durham Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College

During recent years, Durham Technical Community College has seen record numbers of students enter their doors. For many in the Triangle, Durham Tech is their first choice for getting started on a four-year degree or learning high-demand skills to begin or move ahead in a career. Whether they have lost jobs or decided to learn new skills to increase their job security, more Triangle residents are t…

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University was chartered in 1909 and opened its doors to students in 1910 as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua. Dr. James E. Shepard, the founder, served as the President of the institution from its founding until his death in 1947. From the beginning, North Carolina Central University has declared its purpose to be the development in young men and women …