North Carolina Central University, located in Durham, NC, is a Historically Black University. This public, 4-year university was founded in 1910 and sits on 135 acres in the southern part of Durham. The architecture is primarily Georgian revival style of traditional collegiate red brick and has the feel of a more suburban campus. NC Central was the nation’s first state-supported liberal arts college for black students. Durham, called the City of Medicine, has a rich history in tobacco; more recently, the city is known for its proximity to Research Triangle Park – a tech and financial center for many companies. Among the notable alumni are former NC Governor Mike Easley and actor Ivan Dixon.