No Matter Where You Are, We're Already There.

Campbell University began in 1887 as a small academy in Buies Creek, North Carolina.  Since then, Buies Creek Academy has evolved to become Campbell Junior College (1926), Campbell College (1961), and Campbell University (1979).  Campbell University has been associated with the military since 1976 and involved in online offerings since 1999. In addition to its main campus in Buies Creek, Campbell University has campuses in the Research Triangle Park, Camp Lejeune, New River, Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force Base, Raleigh (law school), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Today, Campbell University enrolls approximately 6,200 students, including 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students on its main campus and 1,400 undergraduate students on the University's additional campuses. Our students are studying across nearly 100 disciplines in the liberal arts, health sciences, and professions -- and continuing the university’s tradition of excellence in faith, learning, and service.

Now, no matter your location, Campbell University can accompany you in your journey to complete your education.  No matter where you are, we're already there, ready to take the next step with you.

Quality You Can Trust

Campbell University's Online Education program was established as a pilot program in 1999. The program originated at the Camp Lejeune Campus and became a separate program in 2004, relocating to the Main Campus. During this time, our faculty members polished and perfected the delivery of online courses.  In fact, most Campbell University faculty members have been with us on average 5-10 years and have served other campuses across the University.  In recent history, those same faculty members assisted us in moving our courses into online programs to help non-traditional students complete their degrees at Campbell University.  

Campbell University Online is now located on Campbell University’s Main Campus in Buies Creek, North Carolina at 79 Bolton Road and is led by Guy D. Vitaglione, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Online Education.

Dr. Vitaglione earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Guilford College, N.C. and his Master’s and Doctorate in Psychology from Kansas State University. He was Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at WVU Tech for 12 years. He then served as the Tech University Strategic Planning Coordinator for 2 years, and for 3 years he was the Academic Dean of the Teays Valley campus of Strayer University and the Senior Academic Advisor for all Strayer campuses in the Carolinas.

Dr. Vitaglione’s specialization is in social and developmental psychology. His teaching and research interests include emotions such as empathy and grief, and the social-emotional impact of electronic media on youths and adults. His most recent project, with a group of students, examines personality predictors of online aggressive behaviors.

Dr. Vitaglione has won multiple teaching awards in both traditional classroom and fully-online learning environments.

Campbell University: At a Glance

  • Year of founding: 1887
  • Undergraduate enrollment on main campus: 3,000
  • Graduate and Professional enrollment: 1,800
  • Adult and Online campuses enrollment: 1,400
  • Total enrollment: 6,200
  • Student to faculty ratio: 19 to 1
  • Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctorate degrees

Please note: Enrollment numbers are approximations.

Campbell is home to . . .

  • The only osteopathic medical school in North Carolina
  • A top-tier law school that produces graduates who’ve been top performers on the N.C. Bar exam for 26 straight years
  • The only trust and wealth management undergraduate program in the U.S.
  • The first four-year undergraduate degree in homeland security in N.C.
  • The first dual physician assistant/public health degree in N.C.
  • One of only 19 PGA Golf Management University Programs in the nation
  • Joint J.D./MPA or J.D./MBA program with N.C. State University
  • More than 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions for students 

Campbell University has been served by only five presidents:

James Archibald Campbell     1887-1934
Leslie Hartwell Campbell        1934-1967
Norman Adrian Wiggins          1967-2003
Jerry McLain Wallace              2003-2015
J. Bradley Creed                     2015 - Present