About Us

On the Ground and Online

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 and online programs, Campbell University has extended 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 extended 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

The Camp Lejeune/MCAS New River Campus is located near Jacksonville, North Carolina approximately 110 miles from Campbell University’s main campus at Buies Creek, North Carolina.  Established in 1987, the original location of this campus site was MCAS New River, but later expanded to the current site aboard MCB Camp Lejeune, N.C.  The MCAS New River site is approximately 17 road miles from the Camp Lejeune Office. In October of 2007, the office relocated to Building 825, the Lifelong Learning Location, and now has office spaces collocated with existing classroom facilities aboard Camp Lejeune.

Campbell University is one of seven universities with an instructional presence on base and only one of three universities offering undergraduate (Bachelors) degree program at MCB Camp Lejeune/MCAS New River.  Campbell University is led by Director, Mr. Robert Hall.

Campbell University: At a Glance

  • Year of founding: 1887
  • Undergraduate enrollment on main campus: 3,000
  • Graduate and Professional enrollment : 1,800
  • Extended 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 a 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions for students
     

Campbell University has been served by only four presidents:

  • James Archibald Campbell  1887-1934
  • Leslie Hartwell Campbell      1934-1967
  • Norman Adrian Wiggins       1967-2003
  • Jerry McLain Wallace           2003-present