Frequently Asked Questions

Founded in 1896, Wingate University has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. The main campus is located on 400 beautiful acres just 30 miles southeast of Charlotte. The main campus located in Wingate, NC offers undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in accounting, pharmacy and physician assistant studies. Wingate University Ballantyne located in the Ballantyne Business Park in South Charlotte offers graduate programs in education, business, sport administration and an undergraduate program for working adults.  The Ballantyne location is easily accessible from South Charlotte, Uptown Charlotte, Matthews and Union County.

What degree completion programs are available through Wingate University?
The Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree (primarily evening classes)
offers majors in:
  • Human Services
  • Organizational Communication and Management
The main undergraduate program offered on the main campus in Wingate. N.C. offers 32 undergraduate majors and programs of study. For more information click here.

Where is your program located?
We are located at 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28277 in the Harris Building. The phone number is 980-359-1020. 

Who can apply?
Any student or adult may enroll in one of the major programs after meeting application requirements.

When do classes begin and how do I apply?
If you are a new Wingate University student, you may apply online. To register for classes you can meet with an advisor or fill out a registration form and fax to 980-329-0102. These forms are found on the academics page of this website.

Four eight week sessions are offered in the fall and spring, and two five week sessions are offered during the summer.
* Call the Adult Bachelor Degree Program Director at 980-359-1030 for registration and advising/counseling.

What are class sizes?
A typical class is between 20 and 30 students.

Is there an online component to the program?
Not at this time, but we hope our strategic planning process will lead us toward this option in the future.

What are the credentials of faculty teaching in the program?
Our outstanding faculty members are credentialed according to accreditation guidelines, with the majority having terminal degrees in their areas. Many have real-world work experience as well as the knowledge needed for today's work environment.

Is Wingate University private or public?
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private university with nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Ballantyne, and Hendersonville, North Carolina. The main campus is located in Wingate, four miles east of Monroe. For more information about Wingate University, visit

What does it cost to attend the Adult Bachelor Degree Program?
Wingate's programs at the Ballantyne Campus are among the most affordable in the Charlotte area, including public universities.  The tuition rate is $325 per credit hour or $975 per three-hour course for part-time or full-time students enrolling in one of Wingate’s degree programs. Click here to view our tuition.

Are there scholarships?
Financial Aid is available for all students. Students may register for financial aid by applying online at (Wingate’s school code is 002985).

What other Wingate University resources are available?

As a Wingate student you receive services such as academic advising, financial aid counseling and career counseling. Students are welcome to attend athletic events or the Performance Series events on the main campus in Wingate or shop at the bookstore and use the Ethel K. Smith Library.

Is Wingate University accredited?
Yes, Wingate University's high quality education programs are accredited by the following associations:
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
What are typical profiles of students in the Adult Bachelor Degree Program?
As an adult student, you will fit in comfortably at Wingate University, since students range from ages 30-40 for males and ages 30-mid 50s for females. Diversity in race, jobs and income levels are also evident among our students. Our adult bachelor degree students are from numerous locations ranging from Polkton, NC to Fort Mill, SC.
What is Wingate's accreditation?
Wingate University is a regionally accredited university. The most recognized and accepted type of accreditation in the United States is regional accreditation. Generally, college credits or degrees received at a regionally accredited institution are accepted by other regionally accredited colleges or universities (non-regionally accredited programs are not as accepted).