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Laurel University

Laurel University is college with 386 students located in High Point, NC.

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Reverend Seth Rees and Rev. Charles Weigle held an Apostolic Holiness Convention in Greensboro, NC in April and May of 1902. As a result of that revival several leaders were impressed to start a school. In the fall of 1903 the Greensboro Bible and Training School was started. In 1913 the name was changed to The Apostolic Holiness University and in 1922 it was changed again to The Greensboro Bible and Literary school. Although rebuilt after a devastating fire, the mounting pressures of the Depression, combined with other difficulties, created insurmountable financial problems for the school. At the termination of the spring semester of 1931, the Greensboro Bible and Literary School abruptly closed. While recognizing the problems surrounding its closure, some board members and supporters still believed in the need for "Bible-based" education in this area. During the summer and fall of 1931, these people met several times with a well-known Methodist evangelist, Jim Green, to pursue the viability of reopening the school. Following an all-night prayer service late that fall, the decision was made to reopen the school under the new name of the People's Bible School.

People's Bible School opened for the spring semester with four teachers and eighteen students on January 25, 1932. This "new" school opened in the same facilities with many of the same teachers and students of the previous work. So even though John Wesley College's charter reads "1932," its beginnings stretch back to the turn of the century.

From its beginning, an independent Board of Trustees was formed with no denominational affiliation, yet strongly committed to the Wesleyan-Arminian position In 1936 the college moved to the Grove Park area of Greensboro and began building a campus. Driven by the same spirit of dedication and cooperation, the school continued to evolve and grow, changing the name in 1949 to People's Bible College and then to John Wesley College in 1956. The campus moved to its present site in 1980, when High Point businessman Edwin H. Shufelt donated 25 acres of land to the college.

John Wesley received accreditation in 1982, and in 1994 received an award from Christianity Today magazine for the largest enrollment growth within the Association. In 2010 the College reached a milestone by being the first Bible College in the State of North Carolina to have some of its programs achieve state licensure.

Again in 2010 JWC faced the challenge of re-inventing itself. The College acquired the assets of Universidad FLET, adding more than 1500 students from 30 countries throughout Central and South America. Courses are taught through a Distance Education model and are taught primarily in Spanish. With the addition of FLET JWC added two additional Master's degrees and has started the process of adding other Master's and a D.Min degree to programs offered.

In January of 2011, after much planning and review, John Wesley College changed its name to Laurel University. The new name more accurately reflects the institution and its goal of providing "Relevant Education to a Changing World."

Now, over a century after its progenitor started practical Bible education in this area and more than seventy five years after the all-night prayer services that led to the new charter, Laurel University has a vibrant student body, a dedicated staff committed to practical holy living and a modern campus.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 386
Gender 67% Male / 33% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 27% Full Time / 73% Part Time
Geography 82% In State / 18% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 62% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 25%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 49%
Black or African American 17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $50.00. Housing deposit due : Jul 15. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

12% of students live on-campus.

8% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling veteran's counselor chaplain/spiritual director
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program cooperative education double major dual enrollment of high school students independent study internships student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (52%), Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (23%), Counseling Psychology (12%), Bible/Biblical Studies (4%), Pastoral Studies/Counseling (3%), Youth Ministry (2%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of religious outreach, social service and proselytization, and that prepares individuals for mission vocations. Includes instruction in theology, evangelism, preaching, medical and social mission work, missionary education, missionary aviation, emergency services, legal and political aspects of working in other countries, and preparation for ordination as missionaries.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in music not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on the theory and principles of pastoral care and prepares ordained clergy to provide non-clinical pastoral counseling to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in pastoral leadership, counseling psychology; crisis intervention; individual and group procedures; theological and spiritual counseling; pastoral care; and applications to specific types of ministry.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares the ordained clergy and other religious professionals to provide spiritual, counseling, and leadership services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes instruction in child and adolescent psychology, human growth and development, family studies, communication skills, religious education, youth counseling, small group leadership, planning and organizing youth activities, volunteer supervision, and youth evangelism and worship.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Associates

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in business and administration not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Larry McCullough
President Dr. Stephen M. Condon
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 3
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 100 :
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 39.0% accepted of 146 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Important: Academic GPA, Interview, Recommendations

Also Considered: Work Experience, Level Of Applicants Interest, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Science Lab 0 2

Deadlines

August

8

Regular Decision

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $12,643 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $11,738
$30K-$48K $13,163
$48K-$75K $14,488
$75K-$110K $17,288

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $8,160, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,160 Same as On-Campus
Fees $730 Same as On-Campus
Housing $5,560 $5,950
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $15,650 $16,040

Students Receiving Aid

62% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 92% $6,792
Federal Scholarships/Grants 62% $4,150
Other Federal Grants 8% $300
Pell Grants 62% $4,113
Student Loans 92% $6,792

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

33% of students graduated on time.

66% of students graduated in six years.

77% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Laurel University participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Lacrosse Luke Christiansen (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Soccer Craig Golding (Get recruited )
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