business affiliates
quick facts
what we do
board of directors
meet our staff
meet our staff

What We Do

NCICU divides its responsibilities into several areas, including:

  • Public Policy
  • Independent College Fund of North Carolina
  • The NCICU Collaboration Initiative
  • Research and Programs
  • College Access and College Success Programs

Public Policy
NCICU represents North Carolina's 36 private, nonprofit, SACS accredited colleges and universities on public policy issues with the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government and the other education sectors in the state. Primarily, our focus in public policy is to work to maximize college access, affordability, and financial aid for North Carolina students who attend private colleges and universities in the state.

Contact: Hope Williams,

Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC)
ICFNC, a division of NCICU, has worked with North Carolina's corporate and foundation communities since 1953 to raise scholarship and program funding to support independent colleges and universities and their students. ICFNC currently administers more than $2 million annually in scholarship aid and student enrichment funding for sector-wide programs.

Contact:Colleen Kinser,

The NCICU Collaboration Initiative
The NCICU Collaboration Initiative was created to provide opportunities for the 36 private colleges and universities in North Carolina to work together to improve and enhance the quality of services to students, faculty, and staff while controlling administrative costs. To support the work of the initiative, NCICU receives limited royalties under agreements made with participating companies.

Contact: Rebecca Leggett,

Research and Programs
NCICU provides research and information to and about private colleges and universities, including statistics on enrollment, cost of attendance, and financial aid. Data from state and federal data systems as well as NCICU surveys are compiled and distributed to NCICU institutions in specific reports, or as part of the annual NCICU Statistical Report.

Contact: Rebecca Leggett,


Click here to search by location or name.


"I feel very blessed to be the recipient of the Pfizer Scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of companies like Pfizer, I will be able to pass along my knowledge and hopefully enrich the lives of many others in my future pharmaceutical career."

- Lara, Campbell University

spacer spacer spacer spacer