Welcome to Carolina University

Commencement is on April 24th, 2021

Guests, graduates, faculty, and staff can find details on our commencement page.

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Who We Are

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


Closing the Athletic Season


The Final Countdown Jacob Heck, Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach The end of the 2020-2021 Academic Year is approaching quickly for Carolina University, and the Bruins have a lot to celebrate. First and foremost, the CU Athletic Department would like to congratulate 17 student-athletes that have earned their degree this year and will walk at Graduation. […]

Academic Spotlight: Patterson School of Business


The Implosion of Archegos Contributors: Prof. Lee Brown, Dr. Alma Gracic, Dr. Ma Long, Dr. Tiphanie Magne, and Dr. Hyunjyung Oh In late March, the hedge fund Archegos Capital Management imploded from an unprecedented $30+ billion margin call.  The historic margin call was catalyzed by massive wrong-way bets on contracts-for-difference or CFDs.   CFDs are similar […]

PhD in Leadership Alumnus in the News: Alfred Smith


Alfred Edward Smith, a 2017 graduate of Carolina University’s PhD in Leadership program, is launching an online resourcing program called “Black Dad University”. Leadership, image, and building healthy relationships are a few of the topics addressed to help dads build life and legacy into their children. Alfred and his wife are parents to six children […]

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