Methodist University is an independent undergraduate and graduate institution founded in 1956 in southeastern North Carolina. Its 2,100 students come from 42 states and 42 countries. Methodist has one of only five Physician Assistant Programs in North Carolina, with a 95% pass rate on the national exam. Methodist offers over 70 majors and concentrations and has 19 division three varsity athletic teams. MU's women's golf team won their 12th straight Division III national championship in 2009.