Rankings & Accomplishments


National Rankings

U.S. News & World Report 2018

  • #20 overall (Regional Universities South category)
  • Second-highest average alumni giving percentage of all Regional Universities in the country (659 schools total)
  • #18 (tie) nationally for the percentage of students who participate in a study abroad program (out of 1,527 schools)
  • Within the Regional Universities South category (149 schools total): 
      • #10: Most International Students. Top 10%
      • #13: Best Colleges for Veterans. Top 10%
      • #17: Highest proportion of classes <20 students. Top 15%
      • #30: Best Value School. Top 25%
      • #36 (tie): Campus Ethnic Diversity. Top 25%

National Survey of Student Engagement, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Compared to other Southeast private institutions, more Queens students experienced collaborative learning and high-impact, experiential learning (learning communities, research with faculty, service learning). Students also reflected positively on student-faculty engagement (2016).

Other Proud Accomplishments

  • Five North Carolina Professors of the Year among our faculty, present and former
  • Two Pulitzer Prize finalists, two MacArthur Genius Award Fellows, a Fulbright Scholar and North Carolina's Poet Laureate on our faculty


Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelors and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Queens University of Charlotte.

The business programs of Queens University of Charlotte are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International, 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602, phone 813-769-6500.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction  have fully accredited the education programs.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

The University's programs in music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190-5248, and phone (703) 429-0700.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), 8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 589-3300

Queens is also approved for veterans education.

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