Methodist University is a private university affiliated with the North Carolina Annual Conference and located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Students from 41 states and 30 different countries come to study at Methodist University. Methodist is a community of students, faculty, and scholars alike that work together to create a multilateral learning experience that lasts long after college. There are over 70 majors to choose from built on foundations in the liberal arts. The aim of Methodist University is to prepare students for successful careers or further study using Methodist advantages and an intellectual approach to education.
Methodist University hosts a selection of online classes via Methodist University Online. Here, courses can be taken as per specific credentials, or can be taken asynchronously, even for independent study. All courses offered at Methodist University are taught by the same faculty that would attend to on-campus courses for all sections of online courses that are not automated.
The selection of online courses one can partake in is decent. Some course titles include, but are not limited to Medical Terminology, Business & Society, Introduction to Philosophy, American Government, General Psychology, Concepts in Fitness & Nutrition, and Victimology. Enrollment for online courses is open and is treated the same way as on-campus enrollment would be conducted.
The most popular field of study at Methodist University is Business Administration & Management. Many Christian colleges feature strong Business programs as the colleges are often leadership oriented and especially in the evangelical case of Methodist University. Contrasting to typical Christian majors, however, are the also popular fields of Physician Assistant and Biological & Biomedical Sciences to offset the usual enrollment in Nursing. Instead, Methodist University emphasizes medical sciences, as opposed to medical vocations.
For undergraduate students, tuition is $21,470 per year full-time and, for part-time students, tuition is $695 per credit hour. For graduate students, full-time tuition comes out to $25,555 per year and part-time tuition comes out to $595 per credit hour. Financial aid is available due largely in part to the Methodist Christian resources made available to students in the form of institutional grants, mainly scholarships, but also need-based awards. Approximately 1 out of 3 students each year participate in federal aid programs and state/local aid supplies about half of the student populace with aid each year. In total, 98% of students attending Methodist are receiving financial aid in some form.
Methodist University boasts exactly what the title describes and more. For students that want an education laced with Christian ethic and Methodist support, Methodist University offers a solid curriculum spanning a broad range of interests. For distance learners that would like to participate in the Methodist University environment, online classes are held each semester in increasing numbers and distance learners receive full student support as if they were right on campus. In the near future, distance learners around the world will be able to receive a degree online from Methodist University.