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Founded in 1789 and serving its first group of students in 1795, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the country. Now home to nearly 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UNC offers more than 250 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs, including 19 online degrees and certificates. Resident students can also take advantage of online offerings at all 17 UNC schools and campuses through North Carolina Online. UNC Chapel Hill's online college enrolls over 1,000 students in fully online programs, with 1,827 undergraduate students taking coursework online.

University of Carolina at Chapel Hill Recognized as an Online College Leader

TBS has recognized UNC at Chapel Hill as a leader of online education in the area of business & management for having several ranking online programs, offered by the Kenan-Flagler Business School and the School of Government.

Kenan-Flagler Business School

The Kenan-Flagler Business School, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, offers undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral degrees and certificates in a variety of business fields. The school covers seven main areas of study, in accounting, finance, marketing, management and corporate communication, operations, organizational behavior, and strategy and entrepreneurship. Entry-level students and working professionals engage with curricula that blend a business administration core with specialized focuses. The school prepares students to pursue or advance careers through professional experience opportunities, flexible online programs including online MBA degrees, access to research labs and centers such as the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and student and professional organizations. The Kenan-Flagler Business School is Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The Kenan-Flagler Business School offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

School of Government

The School of Government, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, offers a master of public administration programs that serves both traditional and non-traditional students. Available online or on campus, the program covers key topics in the field, including professional communications, human resource management, public financial management, law and public administration, organization theory, and public service leadership. With professional experience opportunities and a focus on real-world knowledge and its applications, the school serves driven students seeking to advance in public administration professions.

The School of Government online MPA program is featured in the following ranking:

University of North Carolina Accreditation, Tuition, & Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

The University of North Carolina is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Many individual programs and schools also hold programmatic accreditation. This includes the business school, which holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the School of Media and Journalism, which holds accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).



Undergraduate students at UNC apply through the Common Application. Applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores, a personal essay, letters of recommendation, and a statement from the student's high school counselor. The school admits applicants based on a variety of considerations, rather than minimum test scores or GPA.

Graduate students must submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and any standardized test scores required by the individual program. Generally, graduate students must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Each program may also require additional supplemental materials.

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Online Degrees Offered

UNC at Chapel Hill offers 19 online degree and certificate programs, including nine master's degrees, two doctoral degrees, and eight certificates.

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