Winston Salem, NC

School Details

Carolina University was born from Piedmont International University on June 24, 2020.  Initially Piedmont International University was founded in 1945 as the Piedmont Bible Institute by Dr. Charles H. Stevens, pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.  Due to academic expansion, Piedmont Bible Institute was renamed Piedmont Baptist College, and then changed again to Piedmont International University in 2012.  In 2020, Piedmont International University changed to Carolina University, a neutral name that explains the joining of seven Christian colleges and seminaries into a single, Christ-centered school.  The school is dedicated to providing quality yet affordable educational programs that prioritize curriculums that focus on the future of jobs.  Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Carolina University is student-centered, seeking to be a “historically-rooted university that thinks in new ways to ensure that its students become the leaders of tomorrow.”

Carolina University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates from the following schools:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • Patterson School of Business
  • Moore School of Education
  • John Wesley School of Leadership
  • Piedmont Divinity School

The university offers full degree and certificate programs at all levels that can be completed through its distance learning program.


Accreditation & Licensing

Carolina University is accredited by:

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission (TRACS)

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