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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

  • Jerry M. Wallace, 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

  • 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 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 (2014 edition of Best Colleges).
  • Campbell University selected one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review (“2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region”).
  • Campbell University included among the coveted 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media (September 2013).
  • 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: 92% of 218 full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their discipline

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Enrollment (2013-14)

Total  6,101
Undergraduate 4,570
Graduate/professional 1,531

Student Characteristics

In-state 84%
Out-of-state 12%
International 4%
Male 46%
Female 54%
Black or African American 19.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 2.9%
Hispanic 3.7%
White 72.9%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

First-Year Student Profile

Full-time freshmen (2013) 877
Mean SAT (3-part) (2013) 1562
Mean ACT composite (2013) 22
Applicants (2013) 11,071
Retention Rate (2011) 72%

Degrees Conferred (2013-14)

Undergraduate 905
Graduate/Professional 464
Doctoral 259
Master’s 205
6-year Graduation Rate 49%**
Total alumni 50,000+

Campus Size

Total acreage 1,300 total acreage
Total buildings 111
Classrooms (number) 124
Classrooms (square footage) 117,442
Housing capacity 2,028

Library Resources (2013)

Library square footage 100,706
Print volumes 341,200
Electronic volumes 848,900
Serial subscriptions 57,900

Finances (as of May 31, 2013)

Annual operating budget $247.6 million
Endowment $132.2 million

Cost of Attendance (2013-14)

Undergraduate tuition $25,300
Undergraduate fees $940
Average annual room charge $4,500
Average annual board charge $4,962
% receiving financial aid 80%

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.

** Based on 2006 entering class.