Established in 1889, Western Carolina University brings higher education and career opportunities to the western region of North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina system, Western Carolina University now provides an education to more than 10,000 students from 48 states and 35 countries. The university’s mission is focused on quality education and preparation for responsible citizenship in a changing world. Since its founding, Western Carolina University has grown in size to become a major cultural, scientific, and educational force in the region and the state—and we’re still growing.
Western Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, education specialist, and doctors degrees. Also, the university holds 21 special program accreditations and is a member of more than 30 state and national associations and organizations to which its professional programs are related.
Western Carolina University’s academic programs span more than 120 specialties including the nation’s highest-ranked entrepreneurship and project management programs, a national award-winning teacher education program, a criminal justice program used as a model for North Carolina’s accreditation program, and the nation’s first accredited four-year emergency medical care program.
Distinguished faculty of Western Carolina University includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O. Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards to name a few. Western Carolina University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,448, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 682 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Western Carolina Universitys ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 37.
The following is the list of scholars from Western Carolina University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences