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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


 Remembering Carol Greear


Former professor Carol Greear passed away on Monday morning, April 11, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  For 34 years, she served as professor of biology at Piedmont Bible College (now Carolina University).  According to her online obituary, numerous pastors and missionaries point to Mrs. Greear as one of the primary reasons they chose […]

Eighth Annual 40 Days & 40 Nights of Prayer


Join us at Carolina University for a time of unrelenting prayer from March 8th – April 17th. You are invited to take the forty day prayer challenge with the CU family as we collectively ask God to increase our love for each other. Our chapel theme this year has been ‘and the greatest of these […]

Signs and Wonders – Deaf Studies students making a difference in their community. 


Ninety-five percent of CU’s Deaf Studies students are distance learners, some of whom are international students. This program offers students a chance to work within their communities while studying to earn their degree in Deaf Studies, which reduces “brain drain” and helps communities grow/thrive. This last week, CU’s Deaf Studies department received some great news […]

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