September 14, 2021

Whether you’re an enrolled student at William Peace University or you’re exploring your options for attending college in 2022, it’s never too early to start working on your tuition plans. In fact, the …

September 14, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. — William Peace University was ranked 30th out of 125 in the Regional Colleges: South category by U.S. News and World Report released this week. Additionally, the University earned #4 fo …

September 13, 2021

First Horizon Bank has announced an investment in William Peace University (WPU)’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program. This gift will support the newly created Diversity Educators Engaging Peace …

September 7, 2021

There is no doubt that college students are faced with more than their share of stress. A new study from the American Psychological Association reports that 90% of the college students surveyed report …

August 26, 2021

In 2017, William Peace University (WPU) launched the Believe in Peace Strategic Plan to successfully promote the University’s growth and impact, and solidify its place as a distinctive leader in highe …

August 20, 2021

Health and fitness have taken center stage in the U.S. as we recently cheered on our Olympians participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and we deal with the ongoing impacts of a global pandemic. Whil …

August 19, 2021

As classes begin this week, William Peace University (WPU) launches two new bachelor degree programs: Interactive Design and ESports and Gaming Administration, complementing the 30+ other majors offer …

August 19, 2021

As classes begin this week, William Peace University (WPU) launches two new bachelor degree programs: Interactive Design and ESports and Gaming Administration, complementing the 30+ other majors offer …

August 15, 2021

COVID-19 brought the theatre community to a halt all over the world, including the William Peace University (WPU) Theatre. Although theatre students were able to continue their training in classes, th …

August 6, 2021

What’s in store for Marketing Majors? The world of marketing offers a versatile landscape, with careers that will suit diverse interests and goals, offer great earning potential, and develop a set of …

August 2, 2021

Heidi Gailor, Ph.D., has been at Peace on and off for about 11 years. Dr. Gailor completed an undergraduate degree in public relations at North Carolina State University and then pursued a master’s de …

July 27, 2021

Some people pick what they want to do and stick with it to a fault. Others, however, see many opportunities and want to explore them all. Life has many doors, and some people cannot bear to leave any …

July 22, 2021

So you’re about to head off to college after months of intangibles, tours, and applications. You’ve gone over hypothetical majors and course plans. Finally, you received acceptance letters and made a …

July 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed Fortune Feimster down. Over the past year, the comedian and actress has appeared in more than five movies and has produced her own Netflix comedy special: “Sweet …

July 13, 2021

Most can agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a trying time for almost everyone’s personal lives. Quarantine, social distancing, and working from home are the new normal. After what feels like 95 …

July 8, 2021

College guide’s unique methodology continues to promote engagement over prestige.   William Peace University (WPU) has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, immersive, hands-on …

July 1, 2021

RALEIGH (June 30, 2021) — William Peace University (WPU) announces the addition of five new members to its board of trustees with their terms starting July 1, 2021, bringing the total number of board …

June 24, 2021

Are you an undergraduate or high school student looking for a fast track law degree program that includes your bachelor’s degree? Are you a working adult who has always wanted to be an attorney, but l …

June 24, 2021

Whether you skipped college or trade school the first time around and set to working right out of high school or you spent a couple years in undergrad before hitting pause to start a family or get a j …

June 22, 2021

Here’s What You Can Expect When You Get a Business Analytics Degree. Business analytics is an exciting field that merges computer science and data with business and management. As big data, technology …

June 16, 2021

William Peace University (WPU) is pleased to announce that the University’s RN to BSN nursing program has earned accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), paving the way …

June 8, 2021

William Peace University to Offer In-Person High School Summer Camps William Peace University (WPU) is excited to open its campus in Downtown Raleigh to rising 9th through 12th grade students to earn …

May 10, 2021

William Peace University is excited to announce that the Patrick J. Harvey Scholarship has been established thanks to the generosity of Linda and James Harvey. The income from the fund will be awarded …

April 21, 2021

So You Want a Degree in Esports and Gaming. Here’s What to Expect. The global gaming industry is expected to reach a worldwide value of over $200 billion by 2023. As a result, middle school and high s …

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