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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.


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

Most Popular Fields of Study


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 admissions@johnwesley.edu.

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).

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3409th for the average student loan amount.
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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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


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

Information Summary

Ranks 115th in North Carolina and 3121st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 372 0.35
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.00
Forcible Rape 25 0.02
Robbery 200 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,266 1.20
Larceny 3,550 3.36
Vehicle theft 241 0.23

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near High Point, NC 27265-3115
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population32,607 (28,875 urban / 3,732 rural)
Households12,868 (2.52 people per house)
Median Household Income$54,051
Families9,357 (2.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Special Focus Institutions — Theological seminaries, Bible colleges, and other faith-related institutions
Undergraduate PopulationN/A
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingN/A

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemTrimester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3706

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1919th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $8,160 $8,160 $8,160
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $730 $730 $730
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $340 $340 $340
FT Graduate Tuition $6,750 $6,750 $6,750
FT Graduate Required Fees $400 $400 $400
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $375 $375 $375
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,430 $19,430 $19,430
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,880 $19,880 $19,880
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,930 $13,930 $13,930

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $8,890(N/C) $8,890(N/C) $8,890(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,544 $5,560
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,780(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,850 $5,950
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,840(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,840(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$20
Graduate Application Fee$20
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 146 (69 male / 77 female)
Admitted 57 (34 male / 23 female)
Admission rate 39%
First-time Enrollment 49 (31 male / 18 female)
FT Enrollment 20 (15 male / 5 female)
PT Enrollment 29 (16 male / 13 female)
Total Enrollment610

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity48
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$3,600
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2468th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,295 ($58,295 male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty 3 (3 male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 37
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $9,350

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