Discover UNCW Online

At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, we commit to helping our students “invent the future.” Our culture of innovation and commitment to learning means continuous advancements—both for UNCW and the students we serve. Preparing for a successful future begins here.

Find the Online Program That’s Right for You

Our accelerated online programs adhere to the same high standards and personalized instruction as their on-campus counterparts, while offering the flexibility you need to achieve your educational goals while maintaining your current career. No matter where you are in life, we have a program that fits your needs.

Reach Your Goals in Less Time Online

The accelerated online programs at UNCW empower you to create an academic schedule that fits conveniently into your busy life. Benefit from multiple start dates and 100% online coursework as you develop career-advancing professional expertise for any industry.

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Empowering You for Excellence

Since 1947, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has maintained a legacy of academic excellence demonstrated throughout the country by thousands of accomplished UNCW alumni. We believe that our strength lies in our guiding principles: a commitment to the journey of learning and an unshakable conviction in the power of ideas and innovation.

Nationally Ranked

Top Public University

Ranked 109 among the Top Public Schools and National Universities” -U.S. News & World Report (2024)

Best Online Business School

Ranked #2 in “Best Online Business Schools in North Carolina” (2024)

Best for Military

Ranked among the top 20 “Best Colleges for Veterans” -Military Times (2023)

Best Online Bachelor's Program

Ranked 16th nationally for online bachelor’s program -U.S. News & World Report (2024)

Featured Online Program Master of Business Administration Online

This AACSB-accredited program develops your leadership, decision-making and analytical skills through our industry-relevant curriculum. Expand your knowledge of business law, accounting, corporate finance and operations management as you prepare for leading roles in the rapidly evolving business world.

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Featured Online Program RN to BSN Online

Enhance your ability to provide high-quality care to a diverse population of patients with this CCNE-accredited online program. Develop the vital knowledge of healthcare systems, policies and trends necessary to improve patient outcomes in your community through this career-advancing RN to BSN.

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Edward Graham - UNCW Faculty

"If a student is at a point in her or his career where a physical presence at one university or another is just not practical, then the online program at UNCW offers an invaluable option."

- Dr. Edward Graham, Ph.D.

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. UNCW also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of UNCW may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation.

The UNC Wilmington MHA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME is the only organization recognized to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education and is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAHME accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers to ensure that integrity of healthcare management education.

The UNCW Online Experience

Online programs at UNCW are affordable, flexible and designed for maximum convenience. Multiple start dates each year mean you can begin when you’re ready. You can pay by the course, and online accessibility lets you keep earning while you’re learning.

Student Focused

Online students are offered the same support and resources as campus students.

Academic excellence

UNCW is consistently honored in multiple national publications for our academic excellence.

Diversity and Networking

Engaging with online students from North Carolina and beyond enriches your collegiate experience and offers you a different perspective.

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