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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


Academic Spotlight: Data Science & Information System


Faculty Spotlights in Data Science & Information Systems Author Dr. Jeong SihmAssistant Professor of MathSchool of Arts and Sciences New Faculty in Data Science and Information Systems.  We are delighted to announce that two new faculty will be joining the Data Science and Information Systems programs this summer. Please welcome Drs. Jones and Park to the […]

2021 Carolina University Commencement Highlights


On April 24, 2021, Carolina University held its 74th Commencement Ceremony at Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. CU celebrated 130 graduates from the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 due to COVID-19. Following the two ceremonies, CU hosted a beautiful reception at the Williams Gymnasium on campus for graduates and their families […]

Academic Spotlight: Moore School of Education


The Student Teaching Experience  This month’s education spotlight will share student teachers’ thoughts and experiences during their internship. The internship provided student teachers with every opportunity to grow as confident and thoughtful teachers. They wrote this brief introduction during their student teaching to share with the CU community. “ I, Kali Hazelwood, am a Carolina […]

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