University of North Carolina Wilmington Graduate Schools

University of North Carolina Wilmington (referred to as UNCW) is a Public, 4 years school located in Wilmington, NC. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $7,514 for North Carolina residents and $21,343 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,542 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 18,030 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of North Carolina Wilmington (referred to as UNCW) is a Public, 4 years school located in Wilmington, NC. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1952 - Current[Estimated Date]).
UNCW Directory Information
School NameUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
Address601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5963
Phone910-962-3000
Webhttps://www.uncw.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.uncw.edu/admissions/apply.html
Financial Infohttps://www.uncw.edu/finaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $7,514 for North Carolina residents and $21,343 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,542 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 18,030 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 121 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 39 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$21,343
$7,514 for North Carolina Residents
Student Population3,542
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs121 graduate programs
(39 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $7,514 for North Carolina residents and $21,343 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $262 for North Carolina residents and $1,030 for out-of-state students.
University of North Carolina Wilmington offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
University of North Carolina Wilmington offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)39 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of North Carolina Wilmington is $7,514 for North Carolina residents and $21,343 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.27% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$4,626$2,557$17,834$2,557
2018-2019$4,719$2,648$18,548$2,648
2019-2020$4,719$2,738$18,548$2,738
2020-2021$4,719$2,738$18,548$2,738
2021-2022$4,719$2,795$18,548$2,795
The graduate school tuition & fees of UNCW is average compared to public graduate schools in North Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the North Carolina graduate tuition is $21,934 (public) / $15,501 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of North Carolina Wilmington$7,514$21,343
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
North Carolina Graduate Schools$12,415$17,380
Public$8,195$21,934
Private$15,501
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $17,487 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of North Carolina Wilmington. On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,487. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,490$5,997$9,910$3,882
2018-2019$10,686$6,079$10,686$6,079
2019-2020$10,897$6,146$10,897$6,146
2020-2021$11,346$6,141$11,346$6,141
2021-2022$11,346$6,141$11,346$6,141
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $262 for North Carolina residents and $1,030 for other students at University of North Carolina Wilmington. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -9.25% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$318$938
2018-2019$289$980
2019-2020$326$1,099
2020-2021$336$1,135
2021-2022$262$1,030

Graduate Programs at UNCW

University of North Carolina Wilmington offers 64 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,243 students have completed their study at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Offered Degrees at University of North Carolina Wilmington
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree37171,137
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3121
Doctor's degree - other1113
Post Bachelor's Degree211362
Post Master's Degree2010
Total64321,243
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of North Carolina Wilmington by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the program with 16 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 209 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 22 completers.
University of North Carolina Wilmington offers 64 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,243 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,137 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 13 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 62 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 10 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 18 completers-
Environmental Studies9-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management9-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (other)15-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 34 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences11-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration23-
Education [+] (5 completers) 191 completers$42,200
Education67$42,200
Curriculum and Instruction6-
Educational Leadership and Administration11-
Educational/Instructional Technology24-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)83-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature5-
English Language and Literature [+] 37 completers-
English Language and Literature16-
Creative Writing21-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography10-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 8 completers-
Mathematics8-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 25 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution13-
Gerontology12-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 54 completers-
Chemistry36$53,200
Geology/Earth Science12-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical6-
Psychology [+] 26 completers$39,600
Psychology26$39,600
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 88 completers-
Public Administration21$41,800
Social Work67$42,300
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Sociology0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 222 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management7-
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing196-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)19-
Business [+] (3 completers) 368 completers-
Business Administration and Management209$67,200
Accounting74-
Investments and Securities10-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)75-
History [+] 25 completers-
History25-
Total1,137
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration18$70,500
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography2-
Psychology [+] 1 completers-
Psychology1-
Total21
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Nursing Practice13-
Total13
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Studies0-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Women's Studies1-
Education [+] (7 completers) 27 completers-
Education3-
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (other)1-
Community College Education10-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)2-
Educational/Instructional Technology7-
Educational Evaluation and Research0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching4-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature0-
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Statistics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Gerontology0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 13 completers-
13-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy1-
Social Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Geography10-
Political Science and Government (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)10-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Business Administration and Management0-
Total62
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing10-
Total10

Graduate Student Population at UNCW

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,542 students enrolled into University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate schools where it has total 18,030 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,285 full-time and 2,257 part-time graduate students. By gender, 999 male and 2,543 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,5429992,543
Full-time1,285363922
Part-tme2,2576361,621
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,513 White (70.95%), 372 Black/African American (10.50%), 181 Hispanic (5.11%), 73 Asian (2.06%), and 403 students with other races. 78 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,5429992,543
American Indian/Native American331221
Asian732449
Black/African American37281291
Hispanic18144137
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White2,5137131,800
Two More1033667
Un-Known18751136
Non-resident Alien783840
University of North Carolina Wilmington offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,482 graduate students (70.07% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 270 graduate students (7.62% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,542
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,482
Enrolled Some Online Courses270
Not in Online Courses790
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of North Carolina Wilmington. 797 students are aged 20 to 24 (22.50% of total students), 275 students are aged above 50 (7.76%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,5429992,543
Age 20-21821765
Age 22-24715216499
Age 25-29883263620
Age 30-34530158372
Age 35-39429123306
Age 40-49628147481
Age 50-6427073197
Over 64523

Similar Schools to UNCW

Compare similar schools with admission, tuition, and more academic facts.
University of Delaware (UD) is a Public, 4 years school located in Newark, DE. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $18,128 for Delaware residents and $18,128 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,586 and it offers total 304 graduate programs(8 online programs).
Towson University (Towson) is a Public, 4 years school located in Towson, MD. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $11,034 for Maryland residents and $19,890 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,949 and it offers total 153 graduate programs(17 online programs).
Northeastern University (Northeastern) is a Private, 4 years school located in Boston, MA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $26,095 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 12,420 and it offers total 201 graduate programs(2 online programs).
Hofstra University (Hofstra) is a Private, 4 years school located in Hempstead, NY. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $28,180 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,193 and it offers total 284 graduate programs(1 online programs).
Elon University (Elon) is a Private, 4 years school located in Elon, NC. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $18,828 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 825 and it offers total 98 graduate programs.
Drexel University (Drexel) is a Private, 4 years school located in Philadelphia, PA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $37,074 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 8,803 and it offers total 400 graduate programs(70 online programs).
William & Mary (W & M) is a Public, 4 years school located in Williamsburg, VA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $16,618 for Virginia residents and $34,978 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,974 and it offers total 75 graduate programs(4 online programs).
College of Charleston (C of Charleston) is a Public, 4 years school located in Charleston, SC. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $14,230 for South Carolina residents and $37,836 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 974 and it offers total 96 graduate programs(2 online programs).
James Madison University (JMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Harrisonburg, VA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $12,514 for Virginia residents and $29,746 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,096 and it offers total 98 graduate programs(6 online programs).

North Carolina Best Graduate Schools

Check out the best graduate programs in North Carolina and compare them to get right decision.
Duke UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC
Wake Forest UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWinston-Salem, NC
Elon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsElon, NC
Queens University of CharlottePrivate, 4 yearsCharlotte, NC
Data Source: