James Archibald Campbell, a North Carolina preacher, set a goal to make education affordable for all. The Buies Creek Academy opened its doors in 1887, and shortly into the twentieth century the school transitioned to Campbell Junior College. The school progressed forward, becoming a four-year college in 1961, and by 1979 the name officially became Campbell University.
Since that period, graduate programs have been developed, in addition to a law school, business school, and divisions in pharmacy, education, and pinity. A newly created School of Osteopathic Medicine is Campbell’s latest project. Today, the co-educational Baptist university maintains the 850-acre Buies Creek campus, in addition to satellite campuses in Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, Camp Lejeune, and a degree program in Malaysia.
Over 4,500 students, graduate and undergraduate, are enrolled at the main campus and the student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. Students at Campbell University engage in numerous on-campus activities, including student clubs and organizations, campus ministries, fine arts events, along with NCAA division I athletic and campus intramural programs.
Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, individual programs retain programmatic accreditation, including:
- Education programs by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, with approval by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- Social Work program by the Council on Social Work Education
- School of Law by the American Bar Association
- College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education
- pinity School by the Association of Theological Schools.
- College of Arts & Sciences
- School of Business
- pinity School
- School of Education
- Law School
- School of Osteopathic Medicine
- College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Tuition and general fees for undergraduate students is $13,120 per semester. General prerequisites and criteria for undergraduate application include a high school diploma/GED, official transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores.
Graduate students can pursue a large number of Master’s and Doctorate programs, such as Master’s degrees in Education, Arts, Business Administration, Christian Education, pinity, Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health, and Trust and Wealth Management. In addition, students can complete the Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Master of Physician Assistant Practice programs. Students also have the opportunity to complete dual degree programs, two of which include the Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration and the Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Public Health programs. Tuition and prerequisites for graduate programs are degree-specific and vary by program. Prospective students should check with their desired program for further details.
The Extended Learning Campus houses both distance education and supports satellite campus programs. Campbell University offers a number of individual courses online for added flexibility. Classes are conducted asynchronously, but are not self-paced.These courses follow similar schedules and structures to on-campus counterparts, with assignments and deadlines. Students access information via Blackboard and can contact professors through email. Campbell University supports the education of military personnel and their families through the extended campuses at Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg Pope AAF, Research Triangle Park, and at Buies Creek. Campbell University partners with the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and supports benefit programs, including the Yellow Ribbon Program and GoArmyEd.
Campbell University also provides eligible students with financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment programs. Aid programs include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal TEACH Grant, North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans. Additionally, Campbell University supports merit-based and endowed scholarship programs.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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