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IPEDS ID: 199218
OPE ID: 00298400
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University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 28403
General information:  (910) 962-3000
Website:  www.uncw.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,740 (13,914 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty623325
Instructional618325
Research and public service50
Total graduate assistants-437
Instructional-397
Research-40
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,343$6,392$6,691$6,9513.9%
Out-of-state$18,480$20,420$20,557$20,9201.8%
Books and supplies$1,030$1,030$1,082$1,1042.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,624$9,207$9,466$10,0606.3%
Other$4,604$4,762$4,912$4,9981.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,624$9,207$9,466$8,624-8.9%
Other$4,604$4,762$4,912$4,604-6.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,604$4,762$4,912$4,604-6.3%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
In-state
On Campus$20,601$21,391$22,151$23,1134.3%
Off Campus$20,601$21,391$22,151$21,283-3.9%
Off Campus with Family$11,977$12,184$12,685$12,659-0.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$32,738$35,419$36,017$37,0823.0%
Off Campus$32,738$35,419$36,017$35,252-2.1%
Off Campus with Family$24,114$26,212$26,551$26,6280.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
In-state tuition$4,448
In-state fees$2,595
Out-of-state tuition$16,667
Out-of-state fees$2,595
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,44271%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,14557%$6,153,122$5,374
Federal grants46823%$2,132,777$4,557
Pell grants46323%$2,029,187$4,383
Other federal grants774%$103,590$1,345
State/local government grant or scholarships49224%$1,479,200$3,007
Institutional grants or scholarships1,00250%$2,541,145$2,536
Student loan aid1,04352%$6,880,138$6,596
Federal student loans1,02651%$5,702,971$5,558
Other student loans985%$1,177,167$12,012
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,30455%$39,745,804$5,442
Pell grants3,55727%$14,516,277$4,081
Federal student loans6,44949%$45,019,942$6,981
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$14,418$14,999$16,218
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$10,912$10,379$11,421
$30,001 – $48,000$11,818$12,234$13,188
$48,001 – $75,000$15,683$15,751$17,014
$75,001 – $110,000$19,045$19,314$19,628
$110,001 and more$19,860$20,401$21,007
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment15,740
Undergraduate enrollment13,914
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,987
Graduate enrollment1,826
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 85%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 42%
Part-time: 58%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 30%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 35%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 57%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,4433,6896,754
Percent admitted72%70%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%33%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT76534%
ACT1,64174%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading560630
SAT Math570630
ACT Composite2226
ACT English2126
ACT Math2226
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 85%
Part-time students: 17%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 72%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 71%
8-year: 71%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 67%
Female: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 73%
Black or African American: 76%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 70%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 71%
Received award in 8 years: 71%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 24%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 79%
Received award in 8 years: 79%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 14%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 25%
Received award in 8 years: 50%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 50%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 55%
Received award in 8 years: 56%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 30%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2165--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography95132-
Category total311182-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-66--
Business Administration and Management, General61630d--
Category total61696d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric188---
Category total188---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-10--
Computer Science53---
Information Technology23---
Category total7610--
Education
Education, General-82d--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities10---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-9d19-
Educational/Instructional Technology-11d-2
Elementary Education and Teaching128d---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching11---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching11---
Special Education and Teaching, General15---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-49d--
Category total175d151d192
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing5024--
English Language and Literature, General7110--
Category total12134--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3---
German Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature283-0
Category total343-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer9---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-26-1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other47d3--
Public Health Education and Promotion32---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse306d---
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy52---
Category total446d29-1
History
History, General419d--
Category total419d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-12d--
Category total-12d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2910--
Statistics, General11---
Category total4010--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology-1-0
International/Global Studies41---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-16--
Category total4117-0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science59---
Environmental Studies1914-0
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-8--
Category total7822-0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General19---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science137---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General72---
Category total228---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other26---
Category total26---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5425d--
Geology/Earth Science, General2117--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical714--
Physics, General18---
Category total10056d--
Psychology
Psychology, General21917--
Category total21917--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy---1
Public Administration-23--
Social Work8120--
Category total8143-1
Social Sciences
Anthropology19---
Criminology115---
Economics, General18---
Geography9--6
Political Science and Government, General42---
Sociology354--
Category total2384-6
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production870--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General16---
Fine/Studio Arts, General24---
Music Performance, General7---
Music, General2---
Category total1420--
Grand total3,2015312110
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • In March 2016, UNCW formed the Office of Military Affairs and named a Director who is charged with developing and coordinating a comprehensive program of support services for military-affiliated students and advocate for student veterans, active duty personnel and dependents.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 522
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 41
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,101
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,480
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,384
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,702
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined2854
Baseball35
Basketball1712
Beach Volleyball21
Golf96
Soccer3138
Softball27
Swimming and Diving2535
Tennis108
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)10/1/1987 - 6/30/2012Resigned
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program2/1/2000 - 6/30/2012Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language4/17/2015 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1986 -  Accredited
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2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession238
Drug law violations151356
Liquor law violations21544
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations8329
Liquor law violations0120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible9
Rape157
Fondling10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery011
Aggravated assault111
Burglary1543
Motor vehicle theft040
Arson300
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible4
Rape103
Fondling00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary921
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate4.8%3.7%4.4%
Number in default140102118
Number in repayment2,9012,7122,637
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)