The CU Story

In 1945, Dr. Charles H. Stevens (pictured above with the shovel in his hand), pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, established Piedmont Bible Institute to accommodate war veterans eager to begin Bible studies. Over the next 75 years, the school would undergo a number of name changes by merging with five universities and colleges, strengthening and expanding its ministry and educational opportunities. Today, Carolina University is a Christ-centered University committed to student success. Despite institutional changes and societal demands, Carolina University continues to be a community where relationships are built, goals are achieved, and lives are changed.

5 Schools, 1 Goal

School of Arts & Sciences

"Although I have over 18 years in law enforcement, I have continued to learn innovative methodologies and indispensable approaches to hone my craft each day. This is the only University that I found where the students are not just a number. I am receiving a quality education and never feel alone. It is uncommon to have so many people who genuinely care about another’s success, and even more rare to have all of those individuals in one location".
— Major Marilyn Henson, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Justice Program
Marilyn Henson

Patterson School of Business

"While at Carolina University, I changed my major to Business Administration in the Patterson School of Business. I never anticipated that a major in Business would come to be such a great tool towards my development as a leader and growth of my personal values. Thank you Carolina University"
— Victor Rodriguez, Business Program
Victor Rodriguez


Moore School of Education

"My time at Carolina University has more than prepared me for my future teaching career in a Christian school. I have enjoyed my time at Carolina University and am very thankful for the education that I have received".
— Kali Hazelwood, Elementary Education Program
Kali Hazelwood

John Wesley School of Leadership

"I have finished my first class at Carolina University and the energy that was given to me during the enrollment process is the same energy I am receiving now. I am extremely proud of the decision I made. Thank you Carolina University for simply caring about my educational success as much as I do".
— Tajay Ashmeade, PhD In Leadership
Tajay Ashmeade

Piedmont Divinity School

"Carolina University has prepared me for a future in ministry by surrounding me with my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ that share some of the same struggles and doubts as me and encourage me to continue forward and trust more in Christ".
— Luke Garrett, Biblical Studies Program
Luke Garrett

Student standing in front of building talking

People in library sitting at table

Students sitting in grass talking