Chapel Hill, NC

School Details

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is a public university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that was founded in 1789. UNC is one of the oldest public universities in the country and the only public university to grant degrees in the eighteenth century. In 1931, UNC acquired the Women’s College and the State College of Agriculture and Engineering and in 1963, the university became coeducational. The Women’s College then became known as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and UNC became the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC has many branch campuses in addition to Greensboro such as Wilmington, Charlotte, Asheville and several others. UNC has many notable alumni including James K. Polk, William R. King, John Edwards, Francis Collins, and Michael Jordan. As a part of UNC’s mission, the university states a commitment “to serve as a center for research, scholarship and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students to become the next generation of leaders.”

UNC awards bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees from the following schools:

  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • General College
  • Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Graduate School
  • Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Government
  • Information & Library Science
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

UNC provides certificates, and master’s degrees, as well as individual courses online. Students have several areas of study to choose from including global health, technology and communication, healthcare administration, and many others. Online coursework is also sponsored through other networks, including Carolina Courses Online (CCO), UNC Online Exchange, and Semester Online. In addition to online programs, UNC supports hybrid distance learning, requiring some on-campus requirements, and correspondence self-paced formats.

Accreditation & Licensing

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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