Wingate University is an American "Judeo-Christian" university based over three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte, and Hendersonville, North Carolina. It was founded in 1896 and is affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The university offers 35 undergraduate majors, 34 minors, 12 career concentrations and nine pre-professional programs; master�??s degrees in accounting, business, education, sport management and physician assistant studies; and doctorates in education, pharmacy and physical therapy. Wingate University is ranked #32 in Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report.Wingate University's main campus is located in Union County, North Carolina on a 400 acres (1.6 km2) campus 30 miles east of Charlotte. A high percentage of students (85%) live on campus all four years. The Ballantyne campus in south Charlotte, NC, offers four adult degree programs, including MBA, Master of Arts in Sport Management, Master's and doctorate degrees in Graduate Education, and an Adult Bachelor's Degree. The Hendersonville campus, located 22 miles south of Asheville, NC, offers graduate programs in Pharmacy and Physical Therapy.