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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


Get the Semester Off to A Good Start: A Message to Future and Current Educators


Dr. Eunjung KimAssistant Professor of EducationMoore School of Education As the fall semester gets closer to us, I think again about how we as educators inspire students to work better and prepare for the future and how I start my courses with special populations of students; they are pre-service and in-service teachers/educators, who influence young […]

Presidential Scholarship for International Students


English / Português / Español Seven historic colleges and universities merged together to create Carolina University which is now one of the fastest growing universities in the United States. There are numerous reasons for the rapid growth including the value proposition for students and their families. Carolina University offers the highest academic excellence in numerous […]

Triad Today Interview with Carolina University President, Dr. Charles Petitt


View the video below to watch Jim Longworth interview Dr. Charles Petitt about special scholarships and upward mobility at Carolina University. For questions about the scholarship opportunities discussed, please contact Admissions at 336-714-7922.

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