The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of UNC Wilmington.


UNCW Accreditation Liaisons:

Specialized Accreditation of Academic Programs

Specialized accreditations (pdf)

Brief timetable for UNCW's SACS accreditation review:

2008-09 Fifth-Year Interim Report
December 9, 2013 Reaffirmation of Accreditation (no additional report was requested)
June 2019 Fifth-Year Interim Report
January 2021 Launch Reaffirmation Preparation
2021-2022 Reaffirmation "Year of Record"
June 2021 UNCW Leadership Team Orientation in Atlanta
September 2022 Submission of Tenth Year Compliance Certification
November 2022 Off-site Review
December 2022 Submission of QEP
January 2023 Submission of Focused Report
Spring 2023 On-site Review
May 2023 Submission of Response Report
December 2023 Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Links to SACS publications

Other SACS links:


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