Welcome to Carolina University

Who We Are

About Carolina University

Carolina University is located in the growing city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Although our history and heritage date back over a hundred years – John Wesley University, a constituent college, had its origins in 1903 – CU is very much a modern American University. 

In its current form, the University is rapidly gaining recognition for innovative partnerships with professional organizations and businesses, and pioneering the delivery of affordable but excellent degree programs. Amidst national concern about college affordability, Carolina University is prioritizing the creation of degree programs focused on the future of jobs. Our goal is to educate professionals who will be in high demand even as the use of automation and artificial intelligence becomes pervasive in many occupations currently reliant on humans.

We put the student first – giving them exceptional classroom teaching delivered by highly capable faculty, and opportunities for experiential learning in real workplace contexts. Outside the classroom, we prioritize the development of the whole person – by creating opportunities to experience the breadth and depth of college life in a variety of extra-curricular and sporting contexts.

We invite you to explore the richness and diversity of the intellectual community at CU through these pages.

View our Carolina University videos showcase: Video Channel

Two college students looking at computer

Degrees & Programs

Browse our catalog of degrees, from business and leadership to ministry.

Carolina University Mission Statement

A Christ-centered University committed to exceptional teaching, scholarly research, creative innovation, and professional collaboration


Events for the Week 11/21-11/25


Happy Thanksgiving Week!! Take a look at our chill and relaxing week of activities as we prepare to have Thanksgiving Break. I pray that anyone going home will have safe travels and everyone has a great time with family and friends.

Convocation Speaker – Dr. Charles Petitt


Friday’s Convocation Speaker is Carolina University’s President, Dr. Charles Petitt. Dr. Petitt’s focus on innovation and collaboration has resulted in a number of mergers that brought seven Christian universities, colleges, and seminaries to form the Carolina University that we all know and love. Dr. Petitt grew up on a dairy farm in the mountains of […]

Events for the Week 11/14-11/19


Take a look at the events we have planned for the week. You have the chance to Paint & eat some Pie, win some Prizes at Bingo, and support your fellow Bruins as the Women’s Volleyball & Women’s Soccer compete for a Regional Championship!

CU Bruins

Get the latest news and game details from the #BruinNation