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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

Fall Sports Kick-Off at CU

9/13/2021

Jacob HeckAssociate Head Men’s Basketball CoachSports Information Director The Bruins have hit the ground running this fall with Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s Soccer all in action. Women’s Volleyball is off to a strong start and sits at 2-1. They began the season with some road matches, but will return home this month. On […]

Health Education at Carolina University

8/31/2021

Watch Dr. Amanda Martin, Public Health Program Director and Dr. Steven Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics, speak on Triad Today about Carolina University’s Public Health and Interdisciplinary Studies programs. To learn more about either of these degrees, check out our program web-page here: https://carolinau.edu/academics

Mancakes Essay Contest Winner

8/26/2021

Dr. Petitt and Forsyth County Sheriff, Bobby Kimbrough, present rising high school senior, Chris Thorns, with a full first year scholarship to Carolina University. Watch the attached video to learn more about Chris and his impressive essay.

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