Address: 601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403, United States
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC Wilmington or UNCW) is a public and coeducational university that located in Wilmington, North Carolina, united States. It is the part of the 17 campus University of North Carolina System. It first opened as a junior college on September 4, 1947, offering freshman-level courses to 238 students during the first school. In 1948, under the control of the New hanover County Board of Education, Wilmington College became a member of the American Association of junior Colleges. Further accreditation came in 1952 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC Wilmington or UNCW) became a senior college on July 1, 1963, when the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing the school to offer a four-year curriculum and award bachelor’s degree. On August 22, 1977, UNCW was authorized to offer its first graduate programs at the master’s level. The school offers 52 bachelor’s degrees, 236 master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in marine biology and educational leadership and administration.