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mission photoEstablished in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs on its campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer and Raleigh, and online. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. Visit Pfeiffer at www.pfeiffer.edu or www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity. Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.


misenheimer campus nMisenheimer Campus
Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
on a Traditional Residential Campus

48380 US Hwy 52
Misenheimer, NC 28109

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charlotte campus nCharlotte Campus
Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
for Working Adults

4701 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209

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Raleigh-Durham Campustriangle campus n
Graduate Programs

2880 Slater Rd, Ste. 100
Morrisville, NC 27560

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Pfeiffer University - Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast (Employees only)

920 N. Church Street
Concord, NC 28025

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If you need further information about Pfeiffer University and the graduate programs we offer at NorthEast Medical Center, please contact us at 704.521.9110.

Pfeiffer University - Cone Health (Employees only)

1200 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

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Novant Health: Presbyterian Medical Center

200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204


Durham Regional

3643 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27704



3000 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610


Rex Hospital

4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607


Forsyth Medical Center

3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103


Novant Health: Rowan Medical Center

612 Mocksville Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144



A Brief History of Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer University originated from the Oberlin Home and School, a home-school developed by Miss Emily C. Prudden in 1885. In 1903, the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church agreed to assume responsibility for the Oberlin property, and on June 8, 1903, the Oberlin school was renamed the Ebenezer  Mitchell Home and School. The Mitchell Home and School then moved to Misenheimer on the present property, and high school diplomas were issued in 1913.

A junior college curriculum was added in 1928, and the school was renamed Mitchell Junior College. The introduction of elementary studies by county schools permitted the school to eliminate lower grades and to direct its efforts toward collegiate level work.

The name Pfeiffer Junior College was first used for the 1935-1936 academic year in honor of Henry and Annie Merner Pfeiffer of New York City, and Pfeiffer broadened its program to include senior college work in 1960. Their generosity allowed for the construction of four brick buildings and President's Home. Thirty-six years later in May of 1996, the Board of Trustees voted to reorganize Pfeiffer's academic structure towards university status.

The Charlotte Campus opened in 1977 with undergraduate classes in Criminal Justice, and the first graduate program followed in 1985. Additionally, the Raleigh-Durham Campus opened in 2004 and offers a variety of graduate programs.

Since its founding, Pfeiffer has continually grown in academic excellence, developing new programs to meet the needs of its students and emphasizing the ideals of Christian service.


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