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About Queens University of Charlotte

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Where Students Come First

Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest-growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom.

You and your needs come first at Queens University. You’ll enjoy small class sizes, a personalized approach to education, and a learning environment that emphasizes communication and collaboration.

Founded in 1857, Queens University currently serves approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. In each of our students, we nurture intellectual curiosity, promote global understanding, encourage ethical living, and foster meaningful student-teacher relationships that extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms, virtual and otherwise.

Queens also offers almost 140 on-campus programs in business, education, humanities, and more.

My Queens supportive faculty provided a learning environment that prepared me well (once again) to lead and excel in my nursing profession.
Barbara E. Oppenheim, BSN ’03, MSN ’16, Presbyterian School of Nursing
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Why Choose Queens?

As an online student at Queens, you are a valued member of our community. We work hard to ensure your experience is a balanced one, combining theory with practice, structure with flexibility, and a diverse liberal arts core with rigorous and specialized career preparation.

You will graduate from Queens prepared to overcome professional challenges and find success, but also lead a fulfilling life and make meaningful contributions to our global society.

Accreditation

Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Recognition

In addition to being ranked as one of the Top 20 universities in the South, we were ranked No. 19 (tie) in Most Innovative Schools by U.S. News & World Report, 2020.

What Sets Queens Apart

  • 9:1 faculty-to-student ratio
  • An active alumni network and extensive connections to business leaders and corporations in the community
  • Queens’ Presbyterian School of Nursing, which produces the third-most newly registered nurses among North Carolina higher learning institutions
  • Queens’ Blair College, the multi-disciplinary healthcare and sport science hub of the Carolinas

Our Mission

Queens University of Charlotte provides transformative educational experiences that nurture intellectual curiosity, promote global understanding, encourage ethical living and prepare individuals for purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Our Vision

Queens University of Charlotte will be recognized as a leading comprehensive university, distinguished by its commitment to transforming the lives of its students and enhancing the intellectual and cultural fabric of its community.

Our Values

Focus on Students

We value factors that foster student success, including an intimate learning environment, excellence in teaching, intellectual curiosity, and an education grounded in the liberal arts tradition.

Stewardship

We value and are committed to those who learn and work at Queens, and we are proud of our university. We will responsibly manage our heritage, our resources, and our reputation in the community to ensure we remain a source of pride for all.

Integrity and Respect

We value a sense of caring and community, seek to promote diversity and respect for all people, and recognize the importance of personal integrity and ethical action.

Creativity and Innovation

We value creative and innovative thinking and acting, both in the classroom and in advancing Queens toward its vision as a leading comprehensive university and a community asset.

“As soon as I started, I knew it was the right thing to do. My Queens education has opened doors for me. Not only did our professors give us the information and resources to expand our knowledge base, they also challenged us as people and as leaders to really take an introspective look. That is something I didn’t expect and has been so valuable.”
Laura Cassidy, MSN ’12, Presbyterian School of Nursing

Service Is Our Motto

In keeping with our Presbyterian heritage and responsibility to society at large, our fifth and final value is Service, embodied by our motto: “Not to be served, but to serve,” or non ministrari sed ministrare.

Our motto captures the essence of our mission and values and serves as the basis for all that we do to become effective, philanthropic community members.

“Not to be served, but to serve” comes to life in our yearly mission trips to Guatemala, our partnership with an AIDS orphanage in Cameroon, our service opportunities with local homeless shelters, and more. These are just a few examples of how we serve our community, both locally and globally.

When you choose Queens, you choose the best in yourself.