Town of Pembroke
The Town of Pembroke, North Carolina established in 1895, is located in Robeson County in Southeastern North Carolina, along the Lumber River. We are approximately seven miles east of Highway 74 and Interstate 95 intersection, two hours south of Raleigh, two hours east of Charlotte and just a little over an hour from several North and South Carolina beaches.
Pembroke is a growing community regarded as the social, political, cultural and commercial center for the Lumbee Tribe, the largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River, with over 55,000 members.
Pembroke is also home of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) which was founded in 1887 by American Indians and was the first-state supported college for American Indians in the nation. As a constituent institution of the 17-member University of North Carolina, UNC Pembroke offers 41 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs in the liberal arts, education, business, public administration, and nursing. With current enrollment over 7,000, UNCP offers NC Promise which lowers the price of tuition to $2,500 per semester for out-of-state students and $500 per semester for in-state students.
U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, the nations' Community Service Honor Roll, and the Carnegie Foundation have recognized UNC Pembroke for diversity, small class sizes, and commitment to community service.