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About the University Learning Center

University Learning Center Mission:

The University Learning Center is committed to being a vital part of UNCW students' education. Our academic support services are based on the principle that quality learning takes place when peers work collaboratively to develop knowledge and build skills. The University Learning Center provides students a learning environment and experience that differs from the classroom; we focus on high-quality individual, small-group and large-group student-centered and student-lead learning.

Our services support students as they develop independent learning strategies, personal responsibility, intellectual maturity, transferable skills, and a respect for diverse learning experiences. Additionally, we provide our student tutors with a valuable pre-professional experience.

Just the Facts:

Since 2005, when the University Learning Center was first established by combining various academic support services from across campus, we have seen our services grow. More and more UNCW students realize the benefits of peer tutoring and are taking advantage of our services. This year, we provided academic support for more than 35% of UNCW's students and, on average, each of those students utilized ULC services more than six times.

The following table shows students usage trends for the last five years:

School Year



number of students tutored


number of times tutored

2010 - 2011
2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015

This table shows a 49% increase in the number of students utilizing our services during the last five years, and a 74% increase in the number of visits students made during the last five years.

The following table shows how many tutors have become nationally certified through engaging in our training program:

School Year


Certified Tutors

number of tutors certified

2010 - 2011
2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015


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