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.
Carolina University Mission Statement
A Christ-centered University committed to exceptional teaching, scholarly research, creative innovation, and professional collaboration
WRAPPING 2020; COMING FALL 2021 What a year it has been! While 2020 had its complications with COVID-19 and shutdowns, it was also a year of triumphs and achievements. At Carolina University, we work steadfastly to persevere through the unknown, grow in our community, and develop a nurturing culture for our students, faculty, and staff. […]
Dr.Hyunjyung OhAssistant ProfessorPatterson School of Business The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced employment 14 times as much as the one after the financial crisis in the late 2000s and accelerated income inequalities. Since the working-age employment rate was high across the OECD countries in 2019 even as immigration soared and minimum wages rose, and the labor […]
Dr. Nicole OehmenDirector and Assistant Professor of SociologySchool of Arts and Sciences I was reminded, after re-reading it in the text I assigned to my Law and Society class last session (Invitation to Law and Society: An Introduction to Real Law by Kitty Calavita) and after falling into the Dan River on a kayaking trip with […]