The university leads all of North Carolina’s institutions of higher education in the new U.S. News & World Report list of schools offering the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”
University Awards and Accolades
Western Carolina University wins recognition, awards and accolades on state, regional and national levels. Recent honors include:
WCU has earned accolades from guides to higher education for the affordability of its online programs and in recognition of the impact of its teacher education programs.
WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building has become the university’s first structure to be LEED-certified in recognition of its energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features.
A book published recently by the Princeton Review education services company lists the college as among the nation’s best schools at which to earn a degree in business.
Two online guides to higher education say the university is among North Carolina schools providing students with the highest return on their educational investments.
Think College, a program of the Institute for Community Inclusion in Boston, profiled the University Participant Program at WCU in a recent publication titled “Profiles and Promising Practices in Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability.”
Four health-related online degree programs have received high national rankings in affordability and “Best Buy” designations from the information clearinghouse GetEducated.com.
Hunter Library, along with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc., were honored by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums.
For the second time in less than a year, events that faculty, staff and students helped plan, publicize and produce as part of Western Carolina University’s partnership with the town of Dillsboro have won awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
For the third consecutive year, the university has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.