With countless opportunities to learn, explore and strengthen the skills you care about most, as well as the benefits that come from small class sizes, excellent faculty and a tightly-knit community that cares, UNC Pembroke graduate students get a unique opportunity to make a name for themselves here.
Academic excellence is the cornerstone of UNC Pembroke graduate education. Graduate students acquire the intellectual and professional skills necessary to make them competitive in the job market and productive members of our local, regional, national, and global community. Whether you are just starting out or have experience in the field, internships, fieldwork, study abroad, and practicum opportunities are a great way to further your knowledge, expose you to your field, and provide you with skills that can enhance your resume.
An all-access pass to amazing faculty
Our faculty and staff are some of the best you’ll find anywhere. With 91 percent of our graduate faculty holding a doctorate degree in their field, our faculty are an incredibly knowledgeable group of teaching professionals and are truly willing go the extra mile to make sure their students are successful. Classes aren’t held in massive auditoriums, allowing students to find the personal attention they need to truly build on and master the concepts that are key to their success.
Flexibility and choice
We offer a range of degree options, with a great deal of flexibility that allows students to choose from face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online programs. Many of our programs have flexible enrollment dates: classes are offered year-round with session start dates available in the spring, summer, and fall. With new degree and certificate programs added every year, you will surely find the right path of study.
Competitive tuition costs and exceptional value
For over a century, UNC Pembroke has remained true to the principle of providing first-class education at an affordable price. Our tuition and fees are priced to accommodate most budgets without compromising educational quality. U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly called UNCP one of the most affordable universities in America.
A community that cares
UNC Pembroke calls the town of Pembroke, N.C., home. It’s a welcoming community that cares about you and ultimately wants to help you meet your goals in life. That sentiment is echoed by our own students, faculty and an administration that wakes up every morning striving to achieve success. You’ll have all the support you need to thrive at UNC Pembroke.
A robust campus experience
UNC Pembroke has a vibrant and diverse campus, and it truly shows in the opportunities available to our students. We have more than 90 student organizations and a student body made up of a wide range of cultures and ethnicities. Add those traits to our strong performing arts community and competitive NCAA Division II Athletics programs, and UNC Pembroke students end up with robust campus experience that is unique to Pembroke. Where else can you play kickball with faculty and staff or cheer on the basketball team while sitting next to the chancellor?
Here are some noteworthy recognitions that make UNCP stand out from the crowd:
UNCP is ranked highly by the 2020-21 Best Colleges US News and World Report in multiple categories:
- Top Public Schools and among the best in Regional Universities South
- Top Performer on Social Mobility in Regional Universities South
- #1 in Campus Ethnic Diversity among Regional Universities South
- Best Nursing Schools: Master's Institutions (nationwide)
- Best Public Affairs/Public Administration (MPA) programs (nationwide)
- Best Graduate Schools for Social Work (MSW) programs (nationwide)
- Best Online Business Administration (MBA) programs (nationwide)
Washington Monthly 2020 College rankings place UNCP in the"Best Bang for the Buck" Master's Universities nationwide.
UNCP is once again ranked as one of the top military-friendly universities in the country by the Military Friendly© and Military Times.
Niche© ranked UNCP highly in several categories:
- Colleges with the Best Professors in America
- Most Diverse Colleges in America
- Colleges with the Best Professors in NC
College Consensus ranked UNCP among the best one-year, online MBA programs in the country for 2021, alongside institutions such as University of Florida, Texas Tech, and American University. College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, combined information from five leading MBA ranking systems: Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Economist.