About Carolina University

Founded in 1903, Carolina University, formerly known as Piedmont International University, is committed to educating aspiring leaders worldwide through exceptional teaching, scholarly research, creative innovation, and professional collaboration.

The University is rapidly gaining recognition for innovative partnerships with professional organizations and businesses, and pioneering the delivery of affordable but excellent degree programs.

Carolina University awards Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's, and Associate's degrees, as well as certificates.It structures its educational practices with the singular goal of enabling student success. All courses are available online.

The modern Carolina University is distinctive for a strong focus on value-for-money, accessibility, flexibility, excellent teaching, early graduation, and strong employment outcomes. This innovative mission is powered by an intentional academic structure and policies that enable execution. 

Carolina University seeks to be a historically-rooted university that thinks in new ways to ensure that its students become the leaders of tomorrow.
Situated in the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.A, Carolina University is home to a vibrant, diverse, multicultural, and exciting campus life.

Carolina University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) having been awarded Reaffirmed status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21, 2020. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).


Carolina University ranks among the top 7 most affordable colleges and top 15 most Affordable Doctorate Degrees in Organizational Leadership Online 2020.