Quick Facts


North Carolina Wesleyan College is a 4-year co-educational college founded in 1956.  With a foundation in the liberal arts, the college prepares students for successful careers, professional advancement, life-long learning and responsible participation in their communities.  The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Telephone numbers:
Campus Switchboard     252.985.5100
Office of Admission        800.488.NCWC (488.6292)
NCWC-Goldsboro          919.736-2312
NCWC-Raleigh-Durham  919.465.4777

Postal address:
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 North Wesleyan Boulevard
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8630

Quick Facts:

Enrollment: About 1,200 students in the traditional  program on the Rocky Mount campus.  Another 1,000 students are enrolled in the adult degree programs at sites in Goldsboro, Greenville, Raleigh-Durham, Rocky Mount, Brunswick, Washington, Greenville, Manteo, New Bern and Wilmington.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

Affiliated with: The United Methodist Church and open to all religions.

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science in Criminal Justice

Financial Aid: Generous scholarships, work-study programs, and financial aid packages are available to assist qualified students.

Campus: The attractively planned 200-acre campus contains nine residence halls,  eight townhouses, nine academic and main buildings, an academic library,  a performing arts center, a non-denominational chapel, an athletic complex and outdoor athletic facilities for baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, a football practice field and intramurals.

Location:  Rocky Mount, North Carolina (pop. 55,500), just off Interstate 95.

Accreditation:  North Carolina Wesleyan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees and the Master of Criminal Justice degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Athletics: USA South Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III.  Men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer and tennis; Women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Cultural Programs: Visiting Writers Series, Performing Arts Series, Mims Gallery Exhibits, Four Sisters Gallery

Special Collections: The Lynch Collection of Outsider Art

Performing Groups: The Wesleyan Singers, Gospel Choir, Wesleyan Players, Spectrum, Pep Band

Student Publications: The Decree (newspaper)

Driving Distances:

Richmond, VA         120 miles

Charlotte, NC          200 miles

Washington, DC     200 miles

Baltimore, MD         220 miles

Columbia, SC         220 miles

Philadelphia, PA     300 miles

Savannah, GA         320 miles

Jacksonville, FL      450 miles

New York, NY          450 miles

Boston, MA              550 miles

Anti-discrimination Policy:  North Carolina Wesleyan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs.