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About Methodist University

Career Driven Degrees
Engage. Enrich. Empower.

Methodist annually proves it can start or advance a student’s career with its 100% online degrees. Customized to fit the needs of working adults — many learning from home — employers know MU offers degrees that get results. A top-tier university — featuring the same expert faculty online as on campus, and amazing financial-aid packages — MU is an unmatched value for pursuing professional and personal goals.

Why Choose Methodist University

Accreditation

Methodist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the BS in Business Administration and the MBA.

Recognition

Methodist University boasts an excellent academic reputation and has received special attention for its commitment to military students. Methodist is a Yellow Ribbon school, a seven-time Military Friendly School® (G.I. Jobs magazine), and received the 2020 Best for Vets designation from Military Times.

What Sets Methodist Apart

  • Annually ranked a top-tier university in the state and region
  • A best-value school, nearly 100% of students receive financial aid
  • Serving more than 2,000 students from across the U.S. and 80 countries
  • A personalized, 12:1 student-faculty ratio public universities can’t match
  • Seven-time “Military-Friendly,” Yellow Ribbon and 2020 “Best For Vets” school

Our Mission

The purpose of Methodist University is to provide an undergraduate and graduate education firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition that nurtures moral values and ethical decision-making; to provide distinctive professional and graduate programs that complement the undergraduate programs; to provide educational and cultural services and resources to the community; and to prepare students for a variety of careers and educational pursuits.

Our Vision

Methodist University will engage in a culture of excellence to provide transformative educational experiences by integrating our liberal arts foundation and spiritual and moral heritage with innovative student-centered programs to produce successful graduates who are dedicated to achievement and committed to making positive contributions to a global society.

Conviction

Methodist University’s programs are based on the conviction that a liberally-educated person is sensitive to the needs and rights of others.

Commitment

Methodist University is committed to an ecumenical spirit, respects diversity, and recognizes the dignity and worth of all human beings.

Intellectual and Ethical Principles

Methodist University affirms the importance of intellectual values and ethical principles such as truth, virtue, justice, and love.

Purpose

Methodist University community seeks to develop whole persons who will contribute substantially and creatively to the professions and civic life.

Our History

After a long history, and deserved reputation as a top co-educational, liberal arts institution of higher learning — not only in N.C., but across the Southeastern Region of the U.S. — Methodist College became Methodist University in 2006. The name change helped signify the university’s growth from just 43 students in its first graduating class, to the now more than 2,300 undergrad, grad and degree-completion students studying on campus and/or online from around the world (more than 80 countries).