Campbell University is proud to host SNCURCS 2017
On Jan. 5, 1887, James Archibald Campbell, a 26-year-old Baptist minister, welcomed 16 students to a small church in Buies Creek, N.C., for the first day of classes for the school he founded: Buies Creek Academy. By the end of the first term, there were 92 students. Since then, Buies Creek Academy has evolved to become Campbell Junior College (1926), Campbell College (1961), and Campbell University (1979). Throughout these transformations, the university has remained true to its founding principles to address the most pressing needs of North Carolina and to educate men and women for Christian service around the world.
A testimony to how these founding principles still guide Campbell University today is the establishment of its School of Osteopathic Medicine. When Campbell University’s medical school enrolled its first class of students in August 2013, it was the first one to open in North Carolina in 35 years. It emphasizes preparing primary care physicians to practice in underserved and rural areas.
The School of Osteopathic Medicine is the seventh school at Campbell University. The others are the College of Arts & Sciences, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (1976), the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business (1983), the School of Education (1985), the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (1986), and the Divinity School (1996).
In addition to its main campus in Buies Creek, Campbell University has extended campuses in the Research Triangle Park, Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force Base, and Raleigh, where the law school relocated to in 2009. Since 1979, Campbell has also partnered with Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to offer a Bachelor of Science degree.
Today, Campbell University enrolls approximately 6,000 students, including 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students on its main campus. They’re studying across nearly 100 disciplines in the liberal arts, health sciences, and professions — and continuing the university’s tradition of excellence in faith, learning, and service.
The mission of Campbell University is to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service. The University is informed and inspired by its Baptist heritage and three basic theological and biblical presuppositions: learning is appointed and conserved by God as essential to the fulfillment of human destiny; in Christ all things consist and find ultimate unity; and the Kingdom of God in this world is rooted and grounded in Christian community. The University embraces the conviction that there is no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry.
Year of founding: 1887
Undergraduate enrollment on main campus: 3,228
Graduate and Professional enrollment : 1,637
Extended campuses enrollment: 1,448
Total enrollment: 6,313
Student to faculty ratio: 19 to 1
Please note: Enrollment numbers are approximations.
The only osteopathic medical school in North Carolina
A top-tier law school that produces graduates who’ve been the top performers on the N.C. Bar exam for 26 straight years
The only trust and wealth management undergraduate program in the U.S.
The first undergraduate degree in homeland security in N.C.
The first dual physician assistant/public health degree in N.C.
One of only 20 PGA Golf Management University Programs in the nation
One of the few accredited health care management programs in N.C.
Joint J.D./MPA or J.D./MBA program with N.C. State University
More than 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions
Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctorate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Campbell University. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the University’s significant non-compliance with an accreditation requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Campbell University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the appropriate office of the University and not to the Commission’s office.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has accredited the professional education programs in the School of Education. The professional education programs are approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).
The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Also, the School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association; the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; the Physician Assistant Program by the Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); the School of Medicine by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA); and the Divinity School by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). We also have accreditations in the following areas: PGA Golf Management Program by the PGA of America; the Athletic Training Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); and the Business School by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). For specific accreditation statements and statuses, please read below under the section for each college or school.
Campbell University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. SOC, established in 1972, consists of national higher education associations and approximately 1,900 institutional members. SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students including those on active duty, Coast Guard personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and veterans of all Services. As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures servicemembers and their family members share in appropriately accredited postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of military students and their family members to higher education programs.