Supported by the pillars of Faith, Knowledge and Service, Wingate University seeks to educate ethical, global citizens.
Consistently named as a top-ten “Best Value in the South” by U.S. News and World Report, Wingate University is a private, liberal arts university with a proud tradition of providing excellent education to its students. Established in 1896 by the Baptist Associations of Union county in North Carolina and Chesterfield County in South Carolina, the school initially provided education for students in grades 1-12.
Over the course of the past 120 years, Wingate has continued to evolve and grow to meet the changing needs of its students. Today, the university offers 35 majors, 35 minors, 9 pre-professional programs, 12 career concentrations and 9 graduate programs to nearly 3,200 students on our three campuses. The student-to-teacher ratio is 14-to-one.
The university is quickly developing a strong reputation for the excellence of its undergraduate and graduate programs in the health sciences, including pharmacy and physician assistant studies. The school is proud to note that graduates of these two programs pass their licensing exams at a rate that is above the national average. In the past two years, 32 pharmacy graduates have been accepted into highly competitive postdoctoral residencies or fellowships. And 28 of 36 physician assistant graduates are employed in the Carolinas.
Wingate University students selflessly carry forth the university’s mission of service, which has been a component of the school since its founding. Undergraduate and graduate students on all three campuses often give back to the community by participating in volunteer efforts.