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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.

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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 2/6 – 2/12


Take a look below as it is a great time to support your fellow Bruins at different athletic events and to be a part of the upcoming student activities.  Follow our Instagram @ CUCampus_Life to vote on what movie you want to watch for Movie Night. The Pool Table Tournament will be 2 vs 2 style […]

Chapel – Michael Mitchener


Mike Mitchener is the pastor of Riverview Baptist Church in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. He was also the founding and Senior Pastor of Westside Fellowship in Elon, North Carolina for over 20 years. Mike has been in local church ministry for almost 30 years and prior to that, he had a successful business career.  […]

Events for the Week 1/30 – 2/3


Take a look below at the events we have this week! We have Men’s Volleyball and Baseball having their Home Openers this week. Men’s Volleyball plays at 7pm on Tuesday, Jan. 31st in the Williams Gymnasium. Baseball plays at 2pm this Friday Feb. 3rd at Mando Field. Mando Field: 299 Cemetery St Mocksville, NC 27028 We […]

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