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Founded: 1887

Main Campus: Buies Creek, N.C.

Extended Campuses: Research Triangle Park, Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield, and Raleigh, where the law school relocated to in 2009

Type of College: Private, co-educational university with Baptist roots that offers more than 150 majors, tracks, and concentrations in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions.

Mission: To graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service.

Strategic Aims

  • Enhance the quality of learning and the intellectual excitement of academics at the university
  • Increase the student population through recruitment and retaining of students with increasing academic and leadership potential
  • Position Campbell as a comprehensive university that is faithful to its Christian heritage and tradition
  • Strengthen student life programming that enriches the learning, living, and service experiences of students
  • Pursue athletic excellence with reason and integrity
  • Build, refurbish, and maintain physical structures to advance the teaching, learning, research, and living experiences of all students
  • Create and implement a comprehensive advancement strategy that effectively provides the necessary human and philanthropic resources for the university’s continuing development

Motto: Ad Astra Per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties)

Senior Administration

  • J. Bradley Creed, President
  • Mark L. Hammond, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Dennis Bazemore, Vice President for Student Life
  • Jim Roberts, Vice President for Business and Treasurer
  • Michael L. Adams, Acting Vice President for Health Programs
  • Britt J. Davis, Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Assistant to the President

Academic Divisions

  • Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Divinity School
  • Lundy-Fetterman School of Business
  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Extended Programs

Degrees Offered

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Trust and Wealth Management
  • Master of Education
  • Master of School Administration
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Physician Assistant Practice
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science
  • Juris Doctor
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Full list of academic programs, degrees, and majors


  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Accrediation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NDPI)
  • Professional Golf Association of America (PGA)

Recent Recognitions

  • Campbell University named one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report (2015 edition of Best Colleges).
  • Campbell University selected one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review (“2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region”).
  • Campbell University included among the coveted 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media (September 2014).
  • Campbell Law School ranked among the top-tier law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (“Best Graduate Schools 2014”).
  • College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences listed among the Top 75 Pharmacy Schools in the U.S. by Pharmacy Technician Review (September 2013).

Faculty: 83% of 224 full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their discipline

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Enrollment ( Fall 2015)

Total     6,484
Undergraduate   4,455
Graduate/professional 2,029

Student Characteristics

In-state 77%
Out-of-state 21%
International 2%
Male 47%
Female 53%
Black or African American 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 7%
Hispanic 3%
White 76%
Two or more races 1%
Unknown 2%

First-Year Student Profile

Full-time freshmen (2015)  956
Mean SAT (2015) Math: 510 Verbal: 500
Mean ACT composite (2015) 22
Applicants (2015) 6,626
Retention Rate (2014-15) 73.7%

Degrees Conferred (2014-15)

Undergraduate 1,028
Graduate/Professional 482
Doctoral 259
Master’s 223
6-year Graduation Rate 51%
Total alumni 50,000+

Campus Size

Total acreage 1,300 total acreage
Total buildings 136
Classrooms (number) 130
Classrooms (square footage) 135,975
Housing capacity 2,028

Library Resources (2015)

Total Resources
Physical Books/Media 422,473
Digital/Electronic Books/Media 1,205,641
Main Campus Library
Physical Books/Media 217,758
Digital/Electronic Books/Media 612,691
Law School Library
Physical Books/Media 204,715
Digital/Electronic Books/Media 592,950

Finances (as of May 31, 2014)

Annual operating budget $246.6 million
Endowment $124.6 million

Cost of Attendance (2015-16)

Undergraduate tuition $27,800
Undergraduate fees $1,020
Average annual room charge $4,700
Average annual board charge $5,350
% of all undergraduates receiving financial aid 84%

School Colors: Orange and Black

Nickname: Fighting Camels

Mascot: Gaylord the Camel

Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division I

  • Conferences: Big South for most sports, Pioneer Football League for football, Southern Conference for wrestling, and Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association for women’s swimming
  • Varsity Sports, Men: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and wrestling
  • Varsity Sports, Women: Basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball

Student Activities: More than 90 academic and pre-professional societies; Greek life organizations (Delta Phi Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, and Sigma Alpha Omega); social, political, and service groups; intramural and club sports; and other recreational and fitness activities.