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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Carolina University Mission Statement
A Christ-centered University committed to exceptional teaching, scholarly research, creative innovation, and professional collaboration
Remembering George Rawlings
George Rawlings (December 28, 1945 – March 16, 2023) was a very special friend and supporter of Carolina University. According to his online obituary, George was born in Tyler, Texas to Dr. John William Rawlings and his wife Orelia Willie Mobley Rawlings. In 1966, George married his high school sweetheart, Beverly. After a short time […]
Chapel Speaker for 3/24 – Deon Parker
Friday’s Chapel speaker is Deon Parker. Deon grew up in the state of Michigan. He was a 2004 graduate of Piedmont Baptist College (now Carolina University in Winston-Salem, NC). He has been married to his wife Julie since 2001 and has 5 children and 2 grandchildren. Deon has spent nearly two decades in vocational Christian ministry, as […]
Events for the Week of 3/20-3/25
A busy week ahead! Please sign up for the Mario Kart tournament using this link!