William Peace University takes a different approach to higher education. We go beyond lecture-based instruction and involve students more directly in their learning.

Our majors are designed with outcomes in mind, blending the professional world with academia as students learn relevant skills. All students are required to complete an internship, three career development courses titled Professional Development Seminar, a personal financial management class and a four-year writing program. We also facilitate networking among former graduates and other successful members of their field.


Simply put, our students don't graduate college looking for any job. They graduate ready to enter the fields they went to college for in the first place.

William Peace University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of William Peace University.


nonenoneRanked No. 1 in the nation among schools that produced the largest percentage of interns (U.S. News & World Report)

Rated among the very best in the nation (top 10 percent) for student-faculty interaction, along with higher-order learning, reflective and integrative learning, learning strategies, discussions with diverse others, and supportive environment (National Survey of Student Engagement)

noneRanked among the top 10 percent of schools nationwide in improvement in writing and analytical abilities from first year to senior year (Collegiate Learning Assessment)

Named Among Most Successful Colleges for Graduating Low-Income Black Students (Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D.)

noneRanked among the best online colleges in North Carolina for 2015 and 2016 (Affordable Colleges Online). This marks the second consecutive year in which the University has been named to the top 15 and commended for its flexibility in course offerings, financial aid awarded, and affordability