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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

Triad Today Interview with Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough

1/15/2021

Carolina University prioritizes Leadership and Innovation for our students to be prepared for the future. Our strong relationship with the Forsyth County Sheriff Office provided our Criminal Justice program’s with a strong leadership backbone.  Hear Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough’s insight on how working on his PhD in Leadership has contributed to his success in serving the community […]

Carolina University 2020 End-of-Year Newsletter

12/3/2020

Carolina University President Dr. Charles Petitt recently released the following 2020 Year End Newsletter to update friends of the university on the recent name change, status of the historic $10 million 2020 Vision Campaign, why 2020 has been the best year ever for CU and more. Read why your gift now can help CU cross […]

CU Alumni Mark Walker Running for US Senate in 2022

12/1/2020

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 […]

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