John Wesley University


Located 15 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina, John Wesley College (JWC) is an interdenominational Christian College, based on Wesleyan-Arminian theology and evangelical Christian biblical interpretation. The school’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous, Bible-based education that prepares its graduates for a career in ministry.

John Wesley College was founded as Greensboro Bible and Literary School in 1903, during a spiritual revival led by Reverends Seth Rees and Charley Weigle. During the revival, many young people dedicated their lives to religious service. To serve these young people, the revival’s leaders established the school to provide practical training for spiritual service.

In 1931, during the Great Depression, the school briefly closed due to financial pressures. In 1932, the school reopened as the People’s Bible College, thanks to the support of many dedicated community leaders. In 1956, the school renamed itself John Wesley College in order to reflect its heritage in Methodist theology. The school moved to its present 25-acre location in 1980, when local businessman Edwin H. Shufelt donated 25 acres of land to the college.

Information Summary

Ranks 120th in North Carolina and 3244th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 47.5
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $19,430
Admission Success rate 39%
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 51 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 77% / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 610


John Wesley College offers associates degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and a five-year Bachelor of Theology concentration

John Wesley College is accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education. Under North Carolina law, John Wesley College is not required to be licensed by the University of North Carolina Office of General Administration due to the religious nature of its academic programs.

Christian Elementary Education graduates can be certified by the Association of Christian Schools International.

John Wesley College offers the following academic programs:

School of Ministry

  • Associate of Arts in Ministry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Bible / Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Christian School Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries
  • Bachelor of Theology

School of Management

  • Associate of Arts in Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management

School of Distance Education

  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • Bachelor of Arts in Bible / Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Christian School Teacher Education.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries
  • Bachelor of Theology

Certificate Programs

  • Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Teaching
  • Christian Ministries
  • Music and Worship


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John Wesley College admits students according to academic background, moral character, and affirmation of faith. Students’ plans for their career are also considered as part of the admissions process. John Welsey College only admits students who demonstrate a likely capability to finish an academic program successfully.

Only those students who can reasonably be expected to complete the College’s programs are admitted.

ACT and SAT scores are not a factor in admissions decisions.

John Wesley College accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions, provided that the student earned a C or better in the course, and only if the course is relevant to the student’s major at JWC.

Prospective students may contact the Admissions Office, John Wesley College, 2314 North Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27265-3136, call (336) 889-2262 Ext. 127, or send email to

Financial Aid

Students may qualify for federal grants or loans. John Wesley College provides financial aid counselors to help students in completing the FAFSA and finding financial aid.

Veterans attending JWC are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), the VA Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31), the Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35), and the Montgomery GI Bill for Reserve Component/National Guard Members (Chapter 1606).

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The school’s size is approximately one hundred and forty degree-seeking undergrads and twelve first-time degree-seeking freshmen. John Wesley College offers Associate and Bachelor’s degrees. Besides, the student body consists of ninety-eight percent in-state students, two percent out-of-state students, fifty-eight percent part-time students, fifty-eight percent women, forty-two percent men, eight percent american indian per alaskan native, eight percent black per non-hispanic, seventeen percent hispanic and sixty-seven percent white per non-hispanic. In addition, it is part of an Urban setting, Small city (50,000 – 249,999) and Commuter campus. The university is a Private, Bible College, Four-year, Interdenominational, Coed, where 70 percent of the applicants were admitted and Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Students should note the housing policies: Apartments For Married Students, Apartments For Single Students, Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free), fifteen-JUL deadline for housing deposit, fifty dollars amount of housing deposit, point zero , and First-time first-year students allowed to have car. Assuredly, the school is located 15 miles from Greensboro, 60 miles from Charlotte.

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The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Basketball
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Golf
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Table_tennis
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Volleyball

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