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UNCW in top 20 online bachelor’s program by U.S. News & World Report

UNCW. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams).

WILMINGTON — UNCW ranked 18th on the U.S. News & World Report list of best national online bachelor’s programs in 2023.

UNCW’s qualifying bachelor’s degree program for 2023 is the RN to BSN online nursing program.

“We are excited to be ranked in the top 20 for best online programs in the nation,” Provost James Winebrake. “This is a testament to the dedicated UNCW faculty and staff who lead and support our expanding portfolio of online programs. We remain committed to delivering affordable, accessible and high-quality educational experiences that provide students greater opportunity for their own future success.”

Also, tied at 18th with N.C. State and Washington State universities in the overall category, UNCW was also selected for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans,” improving in the rankings to 29th, up from 34th a year ago.

Among the online graduate programs recognized by U.S. News, the UNCW’s Master’s in Nursing online program ranked 50th overall among “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs,” tied with the University of Missouri and the University of West Georgia. Additionally, the online Master’s in Nursing for Veterans program ranked 13th in its category.

2022 was a banner year for UNCW as it celebrated its 75th anniversary, surpassed its goal to raise $100 million through Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, added new academic programming and welcomed its 7th chancellor, Aswani Volety.

“We are pleased to be recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the nation for the quality of our online programming,” Volety said. “Our new strategic plan will guide the university as it continues to develop and refine the quality of all of our academic programs, research endeavors, and partnerships to prepare students for careers in emerging industries and high-demand jobs.”

Eight other UNC System universities were included in the U.S. News & World Report “2023 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” rankings; among them, only UNC Charlotte (tied at 4th) placed higher on the list than UNCW.

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