Belk College rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

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Monday, September 18, 2023
College earns top three public business school spot in North Carolina

UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business has been recognized as among the best in the Carolinas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best College rankings.

In the rankings for undergraduate business programs, the Belk College moved up five spots from last year and is tied for the 103 spot nationwide among public and private institutions. The college achieved:

  • A top three public business school spot in North Carolina
  • A top five public business school spot in both Carolinas
  • A top 20% slot nationally among ranked public and private institutions

Also this year, the college’s economics program was nationally ranked, in the first year that economics programs were included.

"Our continued rise in rankings recognize the focus of our faculty and staff in offering a student-centered experience for each Business Niner," said Interim Dean Dolly King. "We provide an exceptional and accessible education that prepares our graduates for future opportunities. Our expert faculty members not only teach but also mentor our students. Our Niblock Student Center features comprehensive and transformative support to equip undergraduates to succeed in today’s global society."

The college has established one of the largest and most diverse undergraduate business programs in the Carolinas, and in fall 2023, marked record undergraduate enrollment at just over 4,300 students.

The yearly national rankings are based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at AACSB-accredited peer institutions. UNC Charlotte was the first university in the Charlotte region to earn accreditation by AACSB International, and has now held that distinction for more than 30 years.

UNC Charlotte moved up 41 spots in the overall U.S. News 2024 Best College rankings and for the first time ranks as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation. Charlotte also showed strong gains in two U.S. News specialty categories: Best Value Colleges and Best Colleges for Veterans.