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Statement of Purpose


North Carolina Wesleyan College, a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, prepares students for professional advancement, life-long learning, and responsible participation in their communities.

Campus and Community

The liberal arts and sciences are the foundation of Wesleyan’s curriculum for all undergraduate degree programs. Students choose from a variety of majors, all of which help prepare students for rewarding personal lives, good citizenship, and productive careers. Instruction emphasizes critical thinking, analytical reasoning, reading, writing, speaking, informed decision-making, and information skills. The College understands the increasing importance of a global perspective and of helping students learn to function in a complex society. It provides a learning environment that encourages ethical and spiritual development

The College provides degree programs and other educational opportunities for residential, commuting, and adult students. The traditional program in Rocky Mount for residential and commuting students emphasizes small classes and individual attention. It also encourages student development through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The non-traditional ASPIRE program is designed for students who wish to strengthen their academic background, enhance their professional knowledge and skills, and advance their careers. It is tailored to the learning styles and schedules of working adults. Both programs provide student support services to ensure academic success.

The College has a special commitment to the Rocky Mount area and to eastern North Carolina. Through individual faculty, staff, and alumni activity, and through its educational and cultural programs, the College promotes the development of the region. The Wesleyan community includes students from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. The College works to create an environment in which students, faculty, and staff come together in a dynamic learning community.