The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097
or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of UNC
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Our powerful academic experience stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship in an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and in our doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership. Substantial research activity, combined with our hallmark teaching excellence and moderate size, advances distinctive student involvement in faculty scholarship. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, affordable access, global perspectives, and enriching the quality of life through scholarly community engagement in such areas as health, education, the economy, the environment, marine and coastal issues, and the arts.