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

Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Therapy

Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs

2020

2020

2025

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 Ranked in Top 20 Nationally Among Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

1/26/21 - The University of North Carolina Wilmington is ranked 19th nationally on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs,” and several graduate programs were also recognized among top online programs.

This is the third consecutive year that UNCW’s online bachelor’s programs have ranked in the U.S. News Top 20. UNCW is tied with George Washington University.
 
Several graduate programs were also recognized among the best online programs: Nursing; MBA Programs; Non-MBA Business Master’s Programs; and Education. Each program improved its ranking from 2020, and the graduate nursing program rose 33 places to 80th nationally, tied with the University of Iowa and the Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Sciences. More...