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



MPA best value

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 2019.

counseling 2019

UNCP's Counseling programs were recently recognized by among 2019 Best Value: Most Affordable Accredited Master’s in Counseling Programs in North Carolina (among public universities).

Top MBA recently ranked UNCP's MBA program as one of the Top Online MBAs in Supply Chain Management and Logistics with Specialty Business Accreditation.


Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online) ranked UNCP's MPA program among the Top 50 Best Online Master’s in Public Administration 2018-2019.

Top Counseling Schools - Best Value 2016

The UNCP Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Professional School Counseling (both CACREP accredited) programs were recently ranked 5th as the top value counseling master’s degrees in North Carolina by (TCS).

PR Newswire

Value Colleges ranks UNCP's MPA Program a Top 50 Best Value of 2016.

Best Online Programs - US News & World Report

UNCP was again (2016) ranked by US News and World Report as among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

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).

Top Management Degrees - Top 50

TOP MANAGEMENT DEGREES again ranks UNCP among the 2016 Fifty Best Online Master's in Public Administration Degree Programs.

US News & World Report

US NEWS and WORLD REPORT ranks the Graduate Elementary Education program among Nations Best Online programs.

G.I. Jobs

GI JOBS magazine named UNC Pembroke to its list of Military Friendly schools again for 2016.

Washington Monthly

Again named UNCP as a "Best Bang for the Buck" in the Southeast (May 26, 2016).

Best Colleges for Veterans

US NEWS and WORLD REPORT again ranks UNCP among Best Colleges for Veterans (2016).