Accreditations and Rankings

Program Accreditations

School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) Initial Accreditation (Year) Most Recent Accreditation (Year) Next Accreditation Cycle (Year)

Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

2002

2018

2027-2028

Bachelor of Arts in Healthful Living and Fitness Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Program Approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

1990

2014

2021

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Council for Education in Public Health

2016

2016

2021

School of Nursing

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) Initial Accreditation (Year) Most Recent Accreditation (Year) Next Accreditation Cycle (Year)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing

2004

2018

2028
(On-Site Evaluation)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program in nursing at UNCW is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) Initial Accreditation (Year) Most Recent Accreditation (Year) Next Accreditation Cycle (Year)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2004

2018

2028
(On-Site Evaluation)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program in nursing at UNCW is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) Initial Accreditation (Year) Most Recent Accreditation (Year) Next Accreditation Cycle (Year)

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate
Program

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2004

2018

2028
(On-Site Evaluation)

The Post-Graduate APRN Certificate degree program in nursing at UNCW is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) Initial Accreditation (Year) Most Recent Accreditation (Year) Next Accreditation Cycle (Year)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2018

2018

2023 
(On-Site Evaluation)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at UNCW is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

School of Social Work

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) Initial Accreditation (Year) Most Recent Accreditation (Year) Next Accreditation Cycle (Year)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Council on Social Work Education

2001

2011

2020

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Council on Social Work Education

2001

2012

2020

US News and World Report Rankings

UNCW Named 5th Best Online College in North Carolina

Friday, October 19, 2018 - The University of North Carolina Wilmington is ranked 5th on 2019's list of the Best Online Colleges in North Carolina, according to the website Guide to Online Schools. Colleges were ranked according to affordability and potential for salary-based earnings. The listing highlights 20 online programs offered by UNCW, including programs within the College of Health and Human Services: the Master of Science in Clinical Research, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice. More information...