Colleges in Charlotte

Colleges in Charlotte

Located in the southwest region of North Carolina, Charlotte is the most populous city in the state and borders its southern sibling, South Carolina. The gamma global city is the second-largest banking center in the US, home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Romare Bearden Park, and headquarters for Bank of America, as well as tops the charts for young adult population growth, which may have something to do with the collection of higher education institutions in Charlotte.

Central Piedmont Community College is a public 2-year institution, the largest in the Carolinas and serves more than 70,000 students each year through its main campus in Charlotte and several satellite locations. There are only two other public institution in the area, one of which is the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, a public research institution that offers more than 200 degrees through three campuses in the Queen City. The other public institution is 2-year institution Carolinas College of Health Sciences, which offers programs for entry-level positions in healthcare, such as radiologic technology and nursing.

The majority of the higher education institutions are private, several dating back to the 19th century. The oldest institution in the city is Queens University of Charlotte, which was founded in 1857. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its three colleges and schools. The second-oldest in Charlotte is Johnson C. Smith University, an historically black university founded in 1867 that offers 24 areas of study for undergraduate students as well as a Master of Social Work.  

Seven higher education institutions added to the city’s collection during the 90s including Wake Forest University of Business, Montreat College, Northeast University, Johnson & Wales University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte School of Law, and Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary. Several of the private institutions are for-profit, including Strayer University, ECPI University, ITT Technical Institute, Devry University, as well as the Charlotte School of Law. There are several institutions in the surrounding area that are well-known, including Belmont Abbey College, Wingate University, and Winthrop University.

Residents in Charlotte rely heavily on automobiles, but the city does provide rapid transit services and intercity transportation via Amtrak. The nearest airport is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the sixth busiest in the nation.

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Originally opened as a night school in Charlotte Central High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has grown to become a 4-year public research institution and campus of the UNC system. UNC Charlotte is home to seven colleges...

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So fun and vibrant! There is always so much to do. The atmosphere of the university makes you feel at home!

” – Lauren from Crown Point, IN

Founded by the Presbyterian church, Davidson College is a 4-year private liberal arts college in southern North Carolina. Davidson confers bachelor’s degrees in 29 academic majors and 40 minors. Davidson also features an Honor Code forbidding...

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Davidson is known for its strenuous academic curriculum, and it lives up to that reputation. There aren't any joke classes, but every class that I have had has been great. The professors actually do the teaching while they don't at large...

” – Andrew from Charlotte, NC

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a 4-year public school in the greater Charlotte area. Winthrop consists of five colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 40 fields of study and is also home to Think College, a program that offers post...

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im learning more than i expected. from all the stories i hear about college not caring if you learn this school tries it hardest to help you learn. in the past year and a half i've learn more than in my 4 years at my high school.

” – Jacquin from Columbia, SC

Affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Wingate University is a Christian institution with a main campus and two satellite locations in southern North Carolina. Wingate confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields of study. For...

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Work hard in high school, so they will offer you a large scholarship. Visit the campus. It's really beautiful. :)

” – Shelley from NC

Founded in 1857, Queens University of Charlotte is a 4-year private school in the Charlotte metro area. Queens grants bachelor’s degrees in 43 academic majors centered around the liberal arts. In addition, the university is home to The Queens...

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The professors really help you one on one.

” – Angelica from Davidson, NC

Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal arts institution based in Belmont, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Order of Saint Benedict and the Roman Catholic Church. The college houses the Saint Joseph Adoration Chapel which is open 24 hours...

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Here at Belmont Abbey College the learning experience is quiet different then what I expected. Since, I attending public high school I was used to the teachers just being teachers. What I mean is that I never expected to be taught by an actual monk...

” – Stephanie from Huntersville, NC

With brick buildings across many blocks, Central Piedmont Community College maintains six campuses across Mecklenburg County.  The locations include the newly renovated performing arts Pease Auditorium and the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center...

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central piedmont community college is a great school!
they have a lot of different degrees to choose from.
the central campus is fairly large and easy to get around.

” – Tyson from Iron Station, NC

Founded in 1867, Johnson C Smith University is a private HBCU and research institution. JCSU is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and associated with the Presbyterian Church. JCSU is a member of the United Negro College Fund and home to Biddle...

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you development long lasting relationships with faculty and staff.
the campus setup is beneficial to network capabilities.
johnson c. smith is part of a developing city.

” – Whitney

Gaston College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dallas, North Carolina, with satellite facilities located in Lincolnton and Belmont. The college offers over 100 academic programs, which award associate’s degrees, certificates, and...

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They have amazing instructors. They have friendly staff members. They always go above and beyond what is expected to help any student that needs help with any certain thing.

” – Amanda from Iron Station, NC

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte a private institution offering career-oriented major programs. JWU Charlotte is one of four universities under the Johnson & Wales name. The Charlotte campus features several major programs such as fashion...

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This school has a lot of Professors who have been published authors, important chefs, and people in the business industry who know what they are teaching you. Many teachers here will only teach you what you need to succeed, because in the end you are...

” – Rosa from Silver Spring, MD

York Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains satellite facilities in Chester and Fort Mill. The college offers a variety of credit programs...

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I am in the Nursing program and have learned a great deal.

” – Tonia from Rock Hill, SC

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a private, medical education institution established in Concord, North Carolina on the campus of Atrium Health System Northeast. The college offers approximately 20 degree and certificate programs in Health...

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This is a wonderful college to attend! Everyone is ready and willing to lend a helping hand and it is also centered around helping people and healthcare. It really keeps things professional and you have a more one-on-one interaction with teachers.

” – Sarah from Denton, NC

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a public, 2-year institution established in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carolinas College is a part of the Carolinas Medical Center, which is, in turn, part of Atrium Health. Academics at Carolinas College are...

Clinton College is a private, historically black institution established in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Academics at CC are primarily focused on liberal arts and holistic learning, and while many students enrolled pursue an associate degree, the...

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Dorm Life can be pretty cool at CJC. My freshman year i was a little scared at first. I cried like the first whole week there. But i got use to it. Its fun meeting new people and you learn so much when you all are living together. It literally...

” – Ashanti from Lancaster, SC

Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary is an Evangelical Christian institution dedicated to training future Christ-centered leaders. CCCTS offers bachelor’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Urban Christian Ministries with three...