About SPS


noneWilliam Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC.

No matter what you are looking for in a continuing education program, whether you are starting from scratch or looking to finish what you started, the School of Professional Studies at WPU has a program for you. We offer accelerated degree programs with flexible schedules designed for busy adults. Enroll in a degree program or take courses to meet your own personal or professional goals. With six start dates per year, now is the time to take the next step.

We understand that your time is valuable. That is why our curriculum focuses on relevant skills and outcomes', meaning each class brings you a step closer to your career goals. We also foster a supportive academic community offering support and structure you will need to maximize every minute you spend in a classroom. Take the leap and learn the skills you will need to take the next step in your career.

noneThe School of Professional Studies at William Peace University gives you the opportunity to earn a private school education at a price you can afford. At less than $300 per credit, with no fees, the School of Professional Studies offers a tuition rate that is among the most competitive in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the University is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, the student develops an appreciation for life-long learning, a focus on meaningful careers, and skills for ethical citizenship.



noneNamed 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)

General Information

noneFour degree programs: B.S. Business Administration, B.A. Education, B.A. Liberal Studies, B.A. Psychology

Earn your Teacher Licensure

noneSaturday, evening and online classes for non-traditional students

Student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 (2015 Data)

noneMore than 90 percent of graduates placed in jobs or graduate school within a year of graduation. In fact, 2014 and 2015 University data indicated a 97 percent job/grad school placement rate for both 2013 and 2014 University graduates

noneLocated on a 21-acre campus in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina - the perfect location for working adults caught up in the hustle and bustle of city and work life


noneAccess to classes and library facilities at five local colleges and universities through the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium. WPU SPS students can take advantage of trusted academic relationships with Meredith College, NC State University, Shaw University, Saint Augustine's University, and Wake Technical Community College. 

noneEvery School of Professional Studies graduate has lifetime access to Career Services at William Peace University. Our trained advisors work individually with each student and graduate, helping them chart the next step in their professional lives




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