UNCW Recognized as One of the Most Efficient Regional Universities in the Country by “U.S. News & World Report”

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has made U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of the country’s “most efficient” colleges and universities, UNCW announced today. UNCW placed fourth in the “Regional Universities (South)” category of five.
Based on operating efficiency, U.S. News compared the spending and educational quality of the institutions with the highest scores for undergraduate academic quality on the "2015 Best Colleges" rankings.
“UNCW is continuously recognized by premier publications for its remarkable educational experience, quality academic programs and student support,” said Chancellor William Sederburg. “These honors further validate the dedication our faculty and staff have to providing UNCW’s students with opportunities that enhance their success on campus and beyond the classroom.”
U.S. News recognized the Watson College of Education on its “2015 Best Online Programs” list as having one of the top “Online Graduate Education Programs” in the country because of its highly acclaimed faculty and student engagement.
Kiplinger’s Personal FinanceThe Daily Beast and Military Advanced Education also touted UNCW in the past quarter. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s “Best Public College Values in 2015” recognized UNCW for its excellence and affordability. Notable factors taken into consideration for rankings include the increased SAT scores and average GPA for incoming freshmen. 
The Daily Beast, which reaches 20 million readers per month, included the university on its annual “College Rankings 2014” rankings, which places the most weight on students’ future earnings, affordability and academics. This was UNCW’s first time being recognized by this publication.
UNCW also appeared on Military Advanced Education’s “2015 MAE Guide to Colleges and Universities,” which is based on responses from over 600 institutions about military-supportive services.