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. Across the next 75 years, the school would undergo a number of name changes by merging with 5 universities and colleges, strengthening and expanding its ministry and educational opportunities. Today, Carolina University is a Christ-centered University committed to educating aspiring leaders worldwide with exceptional teaching, scholarly research, creative innovation and professional collaboration. Despite institutional changes and societal demands, Carolina University continues to be a community where relationships are built, goals are achieved and lives are changed. Make a gift to a specific school today to provide funding for ongoing program needs and student scholarships.

5 Schools, 1 Goal

School of Arts & Sciences

Though I have over 18 years in law enforcement, I have learned and continue 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 I 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

I recently changed my major to business to the Patterson School of Business and it has been great! I never anticipated that the major in business would come to be such a great tool to my development as a leader and also how much it could enrich my personal values.
— Victor Rodriguez, Freshman
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 there.”
— Kali Hazelwood, Senior
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 still receiving now. Nothing has changed, I am extremely proud of the decision I made. Thank you Carolina University for simply caring about 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, Senior in the Biblical Studies Program
Luke Garrett

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