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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 and nursing.

Carolina University Mission Statement

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

News

CU’s first Project NExT fellow!

12/3/2021

Our CU math faculty Dr. Nalin Fonseka has been selected as an MAA Project NExT Fellow and he will be joining the Red’22 cohort of MAA Project NExT in summer 2022.  MAA Project NExT is a program sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to aid in the professional development of mathematics and statistics faculty after they receive their PhDs. It […]

LAWA partners with Carolina University to help close Latino academic achievement gaps

11/22/2021

Charlotte, NC, November 15, 2021 – LAWA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the education and quality of life for the Latino community in the Charlotte region through scholarships and career-readiness programs, has partnered with Carolina University to help Latino students from low- to moderate-income families in the Charlotte Region gain access to high-quality post-secondary […]

Prof Gopalan Speaks at Economic Times Skills Summit 2021

11/17/2021

Prof Sandeep Gopalan, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented as part of a panel of academic leaders at the ET Skills Summit on November 17, 2021. The event brought together a global collection of leaders from academia, government, and business to discuss developments in the higher education landscape amidst covid-19. Prof Gopalan was on […]

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