North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Carolina Wesleyan College is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It was established in 1956, and is a four-year liberal arts college. The campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. The college offers bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of study. Students can choose from courses in environmental science, theater, sociology, mathematics, chemistry, and accounting, among others.

The athletics teams of North Carolina Wesleyan College are nicknamed the Battling Bishops. The college is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division III. The Battling Bishops participate in a number of sports including basketball, tennis, softball, and baseball. The college also has several student-run groups and organizations such as the Science Club, Alpha Phi Sigma, Music Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Cinematography Club.

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North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount , NC 27804
General Phone: (252) 985-5100

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North Carolina Wesleyan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management203business management, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement67criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counseling32psychology
Computer Science and Engineering32computer and info science
Liberal Arts18English, political science, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13exercise science
Education and Teaching8special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching
Science5biology, chemistry
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Religion and Philosophy0religion

Number of programs and degrees for North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38620

North Carolina Wesleyan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, North Carolina Wesleyan College had a total enrollment of 1,583 students (1,227 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 59%
Women 41%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 86%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 21%
20-21 14%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 12%
35-39 11%
40-49 14%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

North Carolina Wesleyan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %
Part-Time 46 %

North Carolina Wesleyan College Room and Board (2007)

North Carolina Wesleyan College offers campus housing for 529 of its 1,227 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rocky Mount, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

North Carolina Wesleyan College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370480
SAT Math415500
SAT Writing415490
ACT Verbal1117
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1518

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT9%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

North Carolina Wesleyan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,790
Room and board $ 7,380
Room charge $ 3,570
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,810
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
North Carolina Wesleyan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 295100)

North Carolina Wesleyan College Faculty

North Carolina Wesleyan College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track107
Non-tenured and not on tenure track20

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*2*
Associate professoracademic year11$46,9609$50,400
Assistant professoracademic year11$42,6069$46,227
Instructoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year26$44,80521$48,384

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

North Carolina Wesleyan College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football USA South Atlantic Conference
Basketball USA South Atlantic Conference
Baseball USA South Atlantic Conference
Track USA South Atlantic Conference

North Carolina Wesleyan College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Remedial classes for students
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