Accreditation is a critical indicator of quality education, recognized by employers and by other universities as an important qualifier for future educational opportunities.
Regional Accreditation measures quality and academic distinction among institutions of higher learning. Since 1916, UNC has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)—one of six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. Accreditation reviews evaluate ALL programs delivered by an institution, whether delivered on-campus, off-campus or online. This means:
Learn more about the difference between regional and national accreditation.
In addition to regional accreditation, numerous UNC academic programs hold specialized accreditation (e.g. CACREP accreditation for counseling programs, or ACEND accreditation for Dietetics). For more information about UNC’s Regional Accreditation and what programs have specialized accreditation, visit the Office of University Assessment.
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