- Collaborative with 17 University of North Carolina institutions
- Offerings include high school, undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and advanced certificate programs
- Network of proctors adds to the integrity of online coursework and assessment
The University of North Carolina system, chartered in 1789, graduated its initial class of students from UNC Chapel Hill in 1795. In 1931, the University of North Carolina transitioned from one school in Chapel Hill to three institutions: UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and UNC Greensboro. The UNC System currently includes 17 legally separate yet cooperative institutions.
Classes, programs, and degrees offered through UNC Online combine resources from the UNC System schools. UNC Online provides learners access to exchanges among universities, expanding educational opportunities for students enrolled at UNC System institutions. Students can access more than 400 online degrees and certificates through UNC Online.
University of North Carolina Accreditation, Tuition, & Admissions Info
Accreditation and Approvals
UNC Chapel Hill, the flagship institution of the UNC System, is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC). Each of the colleges and universities within the UNC System that participate in UNC Online also hold accreditation through the SACSCC.
- Each participating institution charges UNC Online tuition based on its in-state and out-of-state rates
- Online Carolina Core classes (offered to active military service personnel, veterans, and reservists) and Carolina Courses Online for continuing education learners: $237 for in-state students, $1,122 for nonresidents
- Online master’s degree in public health: $1,621 per credit hour
Undergraduate and graduate admission requirements vary by institution. Undergraduate applicants to UNC Chapel Hill submit a formal application and accompanying documentation through The Common App. Applicants to graduate programs at UNC Chapel Hill submit an application, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, GRE or GMAT test scores, a resume, and a nonrefundable $90 fee. Individual departments and programs may use additional admission requirements.
- As of Fall 2016, 1,050 UNC Chapel students enrolled in online certificates and degrees
- In 2015, 46% of all UNC System students took at least one course online
- More than 54,000 degrees conferred through the UNC System in 2014-2015
- Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 96% for UNC Chapel Hill, 80% for UNC System
- Required Standardized Test(s): ACT, SAT, GRE/GMAT
- Public/Private: Public nonprofit
- Graduation Rate: 85%
- Athletics: Atlantic Coast Conference, Division I
- Mascot: Tar Heels
- Colors: White and Carolina Blue
- Address: 250 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- Phone Number: 919-962-2211
- Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
Online Degrees Offered
UNC Online offers more than 400 degrees and certificates, including:
- Six doctoral programs
- 170 master’s degrees
- 84 bachelor’s degrees
- 160 certificate programs
Learners can enroll in:
- 24 agricultural
- 78 business
- 137 education
- 37 nursing programs
UNC Online also provides access to more than 20 undergraduate and graduate programs in public administration, 50 medicine and health offerings, and 40 engineering degrees and certificates.