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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


CU Alumni Mark Walker Running for US Senate in 2022


Congressman Mark Walker, CU class of 2000, announced today that he will run for US Senate in 2022.  Walker graduated from CU with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible degree, and he has served as a worship pastor, executive pastor, and lead pastor in North Carolina and Florida.  He was elected to the US House of Representatives […]

12 Days of Giving Tuesday: MS Data Science


🎵 ...And on the 12th day of giving, my CU gave to me…an MS in Data Science… 🎵 The focus of our 12-Day video series has been on introducing our newest degree programs at Carolina University. The 12th video for Giving Tuesday features Assistant Professor of Math Dr. Jeong Sihm and current Master of Data […]

12 Days of Giving Tuesday: BS and BA Psychology


🎵 ...And on the 11th day of giving, my CU gave to me…a BS and BA in Psychology… 🎵 A Psychology degree opens the door for our students to pursue careers in areas with ever-growing demand including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and behavioral or mental health professions. In a world that is increasingly troubled […]

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