UNCP Graduate programs continue to receive recognition for quality and affordability.  Some recent recognitions are listed below.



US News & World Report

US NEWS and WORLD REPORT ranks UNCP among the best Regional Universities in the South. In the Regional Universities South category, UNCP ranks among the:

  • Best Colleges for Veterans
  • Best Values in Schools
  • Most Innovative Schools
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • Top in Public Schools
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UNC Pembroke's MSW program has been ranked as one of the most affordable online MSW programs by Noodle. 

Best Accredited Colleges- Best College 2023

UNC Pembroke's MPA program has been named among the Best Online Master's in Public Administration Programs for 2023. 

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UNC Pembroke's MPA program has been named a top 10 Masters in Public Administration Online Programs for 2023 according to

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Elementary Education has been ranked in the top 40 Best Online Master's In Elementary Education degrees by Best Accredited Colleges for 2023.

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UNC Pembroke’s MPA program has been recently recognized among the Top 30 Best Value Online MPA Programs by the Best Value Schools, an online publication that ranks colleges and various college programs nationwide. UNCP ranked as 6th best value online program in 2021.

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UNCP's Counseling programs were recently recognized by among Best Value: Most Affordable Accredited Master’s in Counseling Programs in North Carolina (among public universities).

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Professional School Counseling programs received accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs(CACREP).

American Association of College Nursing

MSN Program received accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).