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Quick Facts


  • 35 undergraduate majors, 10 pre-professional programs and 38 minors
  • Most popular undergraduate majors: nursing, biology, psychology, management, sport management, human services and criminal justice
  • Five bachelor’s degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • One add-on licensure program in the field of education
  • Six master’s degrees: accounting, business administration, education, teaching, physician assistant studies and sport management
  • Adding a masters and a bachelor degree in Public Health in Fall 2021 (pending accreditation)
  • 4 doctoral degrees: education, pharmacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Nearly one-in-five Wingate undergraduate students is preparing to be a pharmacist, physician assistant, physical therapist or nurse
  • 72% of graduate students are enrolled in health sciences: pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician assistant studies


  • More than 3,400 students on three campuses
  • 72% of students are pursuing undergraduate degrees, 28% of are enrolled in master’s or doctoral level programs
  • Overall enrollment has increased by 16% over the past five years. Undergraduate enrollment has increased by 37 percent during this same period.

History, locations and administration

  • Founded in 1896
  • Motto: Faith, Knowledge, Service
  • Locations: Wingate, N.C., south Charlotte, N.C.(Ballantyne), Hendersonville, N.C.
  • President: Rhett Brown
  • Board of Trustees Chair: Bill Crowder
  • Endowment: $99.1 million
  • More than 317 endowed scholarships
  • 203 full-time faculty and 180 adjunct part-time faculty; 87 percent of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees
  • 283 full-time staff members and 104 part-time staff
  • 60 graduate assistants
  • 600-plus student workers

Achievements and Awards

  • Named a “Great College to Work For” in 2016 by The Chronicle for Higher Education and voted a Charlotte-area “Top Workplace” in 2016 and 2017 by The Charlotte Observer
  • Won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award 13 years in a row
  • Highest number of Academic All-America® honorees in North Carolina, more than Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Since 2000, Wingate’s number of Academic All-America athletes is the highest in the nation among NCAA Division II schools
  • Won United Way’s Spirit of North Carolina Award in 2017 and 2018


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Campus Life

  • About 53 percent of eligible juniors study abroad via W’International, our signature low-cost seminar that couples a semester-long class with a 10-day overseas excursion

  • More than 80 registered student organizations, including sororities, fraternities, academic clubs, honor societies, service organizations, intramural sports and student government

  • Nearly 75% of undergraduate students live on campus


  • 24 NCAA Division II sports
  • 13 women’s sports: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, track and field, indoor track and field and triathlon
  • 11 men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, indoor track and field
  • Winner of the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past 13 years
  • First among NCAA Division II Academic All-America-producing colleges in the 2000's with 119 selections
  • Tops among all SAC schools with 128 lifetime Academic All-America picks
  • All-time leader in SAC championships
  • All-time leader in SAC Excellence Cups
  • All-time leader in SAC Scholar-Athletes
  • All-time leader in SAC President’s Award winners
  • All-time leader in SAC Players of the Year
  • 607 NCAA Division II All-Americans
  • 41 Individual NCAA National Champions
  • Men’s Soccer 2016 NCAA National Champions
  • Men's Tennis 1970, 1971 NCJCAA National Champions
  • Nickname: Bulldogs


Wingate University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.  Questions about the accreditation of Wingate University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (