About Campbell University

Fueled by a higher calling, we provide a transformational learning experience that prepares students for servant leadership and equips them with skills and habits to make a difference in the lives of others.

Founded in1887
An inclusive Christian University
6,800 students

Leading with Purpose

We enroll more North Carolinians than any other private university in the state and nation.
We are 1 of only 4 private universities in North Carolina to achieve highest accreditation level.
We equip students with exemplary skills that prepare them for purposeful lives and meaningful service.
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Leading from the start

Then a 25-year-old Baptist minister, J.A. Campbell founded Campbell University in 1887 when there were no other schools in the area. We continue his vision today to serve our community and to prepare students to lead with purpose.

Our history

"Here at Campbell we foster that environment where . . . you have to give it your best shot and take a risk to get out there and make the change or be the change that you want to be."

Trevor Hartley

Our location across four campuses and online makes us a place of opportunities.

Learn more about our location

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Meet our 5th president

Dr. J. Bradley Creed

  • President since 2015
  • Ph.D.  in Religion
President's Office