Campbell University, established in 1887 by North Carolina Minister James Archibald Campbell, was founded on the principle that no person should be denied higher education for lack of finances alone. The school was granted status as a junior college in 1926, when it took on the name Campbell Junior College. In 1961 it became a full-fledged four year University. Campbell is located in Buies Creek, NC, with the exception of the Law School, which has since been re-located to Raleigh, NC. It is a Baptist affiliated University, holding Christian values at the center of all academia. It is primarily a liberal arts University, offering both theoretical and vocational tracks of study. Campbell also has pre-professional and professional degree programs. The University welcomes students who have been homeschooled throughout their grammar and highschool academic careers.
Campbell University holds accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to Award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctorate Degrees. Their professional education programs hold further accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The Law School and Social Work programs hold further accreditations related to their specific courses of study. Campbell is comprised of a Divinity School, a School of Education, School of Pharmacy, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Their business school is one of eleven schools in the nation to have a Golf Management degree program.
Campbell does not offer distance learning degree programs at this time, however, they could expand their operations in this direction in the future. They do accept up to thirty credit hours of online coursework taken through their programs for undergraduates. Currently, the school offers courses and degree programs at four satellite locations: Fort Bragg, Camp Lejuene, Pope Air Force Base, and at the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh. They also have an ROTC Program. The professional degrees they offer include the Juris Doctor of Law, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Ministry, and the Master of Physician Assistant Principles.
Campbell has some unique undergraduate programs such as the PGA Golf Management, Biology Pre-Physician Assistant, Criminal Justice Administration, Information Security, Trust and Wealth Management, Birth through Kindergarten Education, Clinical Research in Pharmacy, and Pre-Pharmacy. Graduate students can pursue joint Master’s Degrees in Divinity and Business, or Divinity and Community Counseling, as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education, a Licensure Plus Masters, School Administration, and School Counseling. Law and Pharmacy graduate students can obtain joint degrees in conjunction with the Business School.
Annual tuition and fees total $22,520, and room and board is approximated at $7,800. Eighty-eight percent of the student body receives some type of financial aid through grants, scholarships, Federal Aid, North Carolina Tuition Grant Aid, or student employment/workstudy options. Academic and need based scholarships are available through each department of study and students are encouraged to apply.