Online Programs at UNCW Earn Recognition

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UNCW is ranked 76th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The university tied with Western Carolina University as the top North Carolina universities on the list.

The university’s Master of Science in Clinical Research and Product Development also achieved recognition, ranking 1st on a list of the 10 Most Affordable Online M.S.N. in Clinical Research Degrees by the online guide Best Medical Degrees.

“UNCW’s programs combine quality and affordability – key considerations for students pursuing a degree online,” said Provost Marilyn Sheerer. “Because location is not a limiting factor in distance education, these students have many options available to them. Programs that are recognized as a good value are in a competitive position.”

Students enrolled in online programs are likely to be working adults. In calculating the top programs, U.S. News considered factors such as student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and reputation. Best Medical Degrees considered cost and institutional recognition and rankings in compiling its list.

UNCW’s strategic plan emphasizes providing students with an accessible, affordable education, and distance education plays a key role in accomplishing that goal.

U.S. News is ranked UNCW 6th among public universities (16th overall) among Best Regional Universities in the South for 2017, while The Princeton Review featured UNCW as one of the “Best Southeastern Colleges” for 2017. For more information about UNCW’s consistent national recognition, visit the Rankings web page.

-- Tricia Vance