Colleges in North Carolina

Colleges in North Carolina

As a southeastern state, North Carolina has warmer winters and hot summers, and it can experience severe weather during both seasons. Colleges in North Carolina include 19 liberal arts and more than forty private institutions. The University of North Carolina System alone has 16 universities that enroll upwards of 180,000 students.The North Carolina Community College System is even larger, with dozens of associate-granting colleges throughout the state. The oldest institution in the state is part of the UNC System, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is claims to be the oldest public universities in the US period. The most selective is Duke. North Carolina is a national leader in agriculture, financial services, and manufacturing, but has an up-and-coming biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector attracted the research universities in The Triangle. Top attractions in the Old North State include Chimney Rock State Park, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and the Biltmore Estate.
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Duke University

Duke University is a selective, private research university that calls Durham, NC, home. Founded originally as Trinity College in 1838, it was renamed by tobacco tycoon James Buchanan Duke in 1924 and became the “Gothic Wonderland” campus it is today...

“…Duke is the located on the most beautiful campus in America, right in the great state of North Carolina. Duke students are the ones who coined the term work hard, play hard, as you will never find a place as challenging but rewarding as you will find...” – KZ

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an institution in the UNC system and the first public university to confer degrees. A member of the Association of American Universities, UNC Chapel Hill is considered a Public Ivy and houses a...

“…The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus, to me, is a great metaphor for the university as a whole; first off, it's full of color and zest, with all the beautiful trees everywhere. In addition, many of its buildings have very strange...” – Audrey from Athens, GA

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

North Carolina State University is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant research university located in the state capital, Raleigh, home of the annual state fair and Winterfest. The largest university in the Carolinas by enrollment, NC State is home...

“…NC State is a large school with a small school feel. You can walk around campus and always see a familiar face. There are always new people to meet as well. ” – Shayna from Germantown, MD

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public, liberal arts university founded in 1891. The urban research campus offers 82 undergraduate degrees through six colleges and schools, as well as 74 master’s programs and 32 doctoral programs,...

“…UNC Greensboro is a very diverse school in a positive light. Because this school is so diverse, I have so many more opportunities I feel open to exploring rather than feeling the pressure of needing to be a part of something. Being a UNCG Spartan has...” – Charlene from Colfax, NC

Appalachian State University

Originally founded as a teachers college, Appalachian State University is a 4-year public university in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of North Carolina. As a campus of the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian is home to six colleges...

“…appalachian state university is a wonderful school that fosters an amazing environment for learning and personal growth. in such a short time i have grown to love this university and the small college town that surrounds it as my own home away from...” – Joseph from Winston Salem, NC

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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...

“…It is a great school that has something for everyone. The teachers make a point to be available as often as possible and to learn the students names in their classes (even if they are large classes). The campus is beautiful and makes you feel at home...” – Katherine from Winston-Salem, NC

East Carolina University

East Carolina University is located in Greenville, NC, and is comprised of 13 colleges. This public research university offers 84 bachelor's and 71 master's degrees, and claims a spot as the state leader in distance educated by providing 90 online...

“…East Carolina is a very great school where they care about their students education and well being. There are unlimited options for education fields . If you ever need help there is always someone at your service.” – Jasmine from Garner, NC

Wake Forest University

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a 4-year private university with a liberal arts curriculum located in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest confers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors and 60 minors and it does not require students to...

“…Wake Forest is a very prestigious school. It is a very strong school academically, and makes you think outside of the box. On a scale from 1 to 10 I rate my experience here at Wake Forest as a 7.” – Eldridge from Portsmouth, VA

Elon University

Elon University is a selective, liberal arts institution located in central North Carolina. The 656-acre Greensboro campus hosts six schools and a number of academic ceenters, which include the Center for Enviornmental Studies, the Doherty Center for...

“…overall, elon university is a great school in which you will obtain all the resources you need to succeed. from the impeccable environment, rigorous classes, clubs/organizations and people on campus, elon always exemplifies excellence and the belief...” – Brian from Burlington, NC

High Point University

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, High Point University is a liberal arts university in central North Carolina. HPU is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. As a Methodist institution, High Point holds weekly...

“…High Point is a very clean, organized, and up-and-coming school in North Carolina. It is a four-year university, although it is working on expanding currently and creating new masters degree programs as well. It has a generally friendly atmosphere...” – Caitlin from Daleville, VA

Western Carolina University

Situated near the Great Smoky Mountains, Western Carolina University is a public school in the University of North Carolina system with three campus locations. WCU features six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees encompassing over 120 majors, minors...

“…The environment is amazing and not only the teachers but everyone is very helpful. Western will your home away from home and you will be proud to call yourself a Catamount. At Western, there is so much to do academically and recreationally so you...” – Samantha from Clayton, NC

University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public institution ranked #6 in Top Public Schools and #14 in Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report. UNC Wilmington is a designated military-friendly university with ties to the...

“…UNC at Wilmington's beautiful campus makes everyone feel safe and welcomed. The professors are excellent and really care about what the students are learning and how they can improve. It was easy to adjust, grow, and experience everything colleges...” – Cassandra from Saunderstown, RI

Campbell University

Founded by a Baptist minister in 1887, Campbell University is a 4-year Christian institution in central North Carolina. Campbell encompasses eight colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 100 majors, concentrations, and tracks. As...

“…Very Military Friendly school. The faculty and staff are very helpful and knowledgable. Very cost effective for those on a limited budget.” – Alexander from Fayetteville, NC

Davidson College

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...

“…One of the best in the state and well recognized nation wide as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the world.” – Joscar from Charlotte, NC

North Carolina A & T State University

Founded in 1890, North Carolina A&T State University is a public Historically Black College and University and the state’s first land-grant university for people of color. N.C. A&T is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees...

“…A&T is a wonderful institution! They provide lots of scholarship, and internship opportunities, and provide other services to their students to ensure success after graduation. I also found out at A&T that as long as I asked for help, I received help...” – Keira from Buffalo, NY

Wingate University

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...

“…Wingate University is a private university in Wingate, North Carolina home of the bulldogs. Wingate University was founded in 1896. It has more than 2,500 students.” – Satisfied Student

Queens University of Charlotte

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...

“…Queens is a small school with a huge impact. It may seem surreal when you first step foot on the campus, but believe it or not, everyone here is as nice as they seem. Everyone here is exceptionally understanding and the classes are definitely...” – Ash from NC

Fayetteville State University

Founded in 1867, Fayetteville State University is a 4-year public school in central North Carolina and an Historically Black College and University. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the University of North Carolina System, FSU...

“…Fayetteville State University is a five-star school that offers an outstanding eduacational and social experience. ” – Jacqueline from Durham, NC

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University is a 4-year public school in the Research Triangle and an Historically Black College and University. NCCU is home to six colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 32 academic majors and is the first...

“…NCCU is a mediocre college. The campus is small. The community is freindly.” – Malik from Raleigh, NC

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University is an Historically Black College and University and a public constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. WSSU is the country’s only HBCU to  offer a Motorsports Management degree and its Department of...

“…My experience with Winston Salem State University is currently a great experience. I absolutely love the small campus atmosphere. Not to mention my major department along with the professors are great. Not to mention the fact they see me as a student...” – Briana from Salisbury, NC

Meredith College

Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a private women’s college with approximately 2,000 students attending, making it one of the largest women’s colleges in the nation. Meredith offers more than 80 majors, minors, and academic programs,...

“…the best school i could ever have attended. the staff is so professional, warm, caring, and helpful. the campus community is more like a family.” – Beverly from Raleigh, NC

Catawba College

Founded in 1851, Catawba College is a private institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and houses a wildlife refuge and ecological preserve on campus. Study abroad opportunities are offered...

“…Catawba is a great school for those who came from a small high school such as me, and for those who don't want to be couped up in a lecture hall with 200 other students taking BIO 101. Here at Catawba the teachers know your name and want to see you...” – Jay from Lexington, NC

Methodist University

Methodist University is a private institution based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study accounting, biology, or fire...

“…Methodist University class sizes give each student the opportunity to learn from the professors and not become lost in the system. The professors are dedicated and passionate about their subjects. Each student is given the opportunity to excel.” – Nicole from Fayetteville, NC

William Peace University

William Peace University, situated in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a 4-year institution that was founded in 1857. As a member of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium, students have access to classes and library facilities in the surrounding...

“…William Peace University is number one on my list of colleges I'd like to attend. The school has a variety of majors to choose from which is very exciting. The students and staff seem very friendly as well. ” – Prospective Student from Raleigh, NC

Greensboro College

Greensboro College is a liberal arts school affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in North Carolina. Greensboro is a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon school with “selective” admissions. The curriculum is designed by both the Judeo...

“…i currently play football for greensboro college. i would say the staff there are outstanding including all the professors. i have learned a great deal in a short time.” – Dre

Barton College

Barton College is a private liberal arts institution situated in Wilson, North Carolina. Barton is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has a “selective” admissions process. The school provides a curriculum that focuses on...

“…Barton is a wonderful school. It helps prepare the students and give them great opportunities. This was the best choice I couldve made.” – Kia from Charlotte, NC

Shaw University

Founded by a Union army soldier in 1865, Shaw University is an Historically Black College and University in the North Carolina Research Triangle and the first HBCU in the south. Shaw confers bachelor’s degrees in over 20 academic majors and is the...

“…Shaw university is a diverse school. Shaw university has excellent instructors. Shaw univesity strives on excellence. ” – Dywanda from Greenville, NC

University of Mount Olive

Originally founded by the Convention of Free Will Baptists, the University of Mount Olive is a 4-year liberal arts university with a Christian-centered focus in eastern North Carolina. Mount Olive confers bachelor’s degrees in 26 academic majors. For...

“…Mount Olive College is a wonderful school. They have great teachers who really know what their teaching and great facilities. It is a beautiful campus and a wonderful place to learn.” – Melissa from Sanford, NC

Salem College
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Salem College
Salem College is an all-female institution located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Established in 1772, the college is the oldest women’s college in the south and one of the oldest female educational establishments in the US. The college houses the...

“…The classes are small which is great. The campus is easy to navigate and get around. The professers and other students seem helpful if you're lost or have questions. ” – Jessica from Lewisville, NC

Guilford College

Founded in 1837, Guilford College is a private liberal arts institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends and integrates Quaker values into the curriculum by offering majors in Community and...

“…they offer outstanding adult degree programs. they are phenomenal at giving adult students the resources and support needed to succeed. the instructors really care about your success!” – Karen from High Point, NC

St. Andrews University

St Andrews University is a public institution based in St. Andrews, Fife, and is the oldest university in Scotland. It is one of the most difficult universities in the UK to gain admittance to. St. Andrews University operates its own wind farm and is...

“…great programs, family-feel, small school” – Alexandria from Evans, GA

Elizabeth City State University is a public HBCU situated in the rural town of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It is a member of the University of North Carolina system and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. ECSU is a military-friendly university....

“…ECSU is a great school located in the small town of Elizabeth City, NC. The town is peaceful and there is always something going on both on campus and in the city for students to participate in. The faculty and staff will make you feel at home and do...” – Janell from Hampton, VA

Belmont Abbey College

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...

“…A really great school that will prepare students choose the right path. A Liberal Arts school that will open the mind of students in becoming a better person . Having the love of wisdom and making not just the brain stronger but the soul.” – Anonymous

Gardner-Webb University

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. It is located in the rural town of Boiling Springs and is the youngest Baptist university in the state. All students must complete four...

“…this is a really great campus. it's small, but personal, you really get to know the students and professors on a personal level which is really important. it's a close knit community that helps you grow academically and as a person. ” – CASEY from Knoxville, TN

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private liberal arts institution situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hickory, North Carolina. It is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Lenoir-Rhyne University offers an Engaged...

“…Lenoir-Rhyne is a very exciting place to be. It also has a very homey feeling to it.And its never boring here.” – S'Mia from Kernersville, NC

Cape Fear Community College

Located in southeastern North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College offers technical programs and 2-year transferable degrees to its 23,000-plus student body. CFCC has two campuses, one in Wilmington and on in Castle Hayne, as well as two educational...

“…Cape Fear Community College is great to work with, provides excellent teachers, and has two great campuses. In the heart of Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College is surrounded by great places to relax and spend time.” – Stephen from Newport, NC

North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Carolina Wesleyan College is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school provides a liberal arts education and operates a main campus in Rocky Mount, NC, and six satellite locations. The college offers several...

“…North Carolina Wesleyan College is a great school if the student wants a great education. This school also offers one-on-one with the teachers meaning the teachers know you by name. Also, the teachers make sure the student learns the curriculum.” – Monica from Alton, VA

Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College is a liberal arts school located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Warren Wilson has two free tuition programs for new students as well as the WWC Advantage Program for students on their way out who want to...

“…Warren Wilson has saved my life. It is at once the worse and best thing that could have ever happened to me in my life. This school has opened so many doors for me and I still have a year to go.” – Quantisha from Swannanoa, NC

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University is a private institution based in Richfield, North Carolina. Pfeiffer is closely tied to the United Methodist Church. Many of the campus’ Georgian Revival-style academic buildings have been placed on the National Register of...

“…Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive private not for profit methodist liberal arts university in rural Misenheimer North Carolina. The University presents many opportunities for students to experience new learning opportunities and cultural lessons...” – Sarah from New Market, MD

Pitt Community College is a 2-year community college serving eastern North Carolina that also houses a vocational technical school. PCC offers students assistance in order to transfer to a traditional 4-year college thanks to partnerships built up...

“…pitt community college is a great school. we have many resources to get help to gain understanding. i feel that this school could really further my education.” – Donteaz from Pantego, NC

Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College is a 4-year institution in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Lees-McRae offers 20 majors and 20 minors on its campus, which sits at an elevation of 4,000 ft., making it the highest elevated campus in the eastern US. Providing 11...

“…i love lees-mcrae. it is a beautiful mountain school that makes you feel like you live in a personal snow globe. this school prides itself on a strong community.” – Cassandra from Weldon, NC

Mars Hill University

Founded in 1856, Mars Hill University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in western North Carolina and the region’s oldest institution of higher learning operating on its original site. Nestled among the mountains, Mars Hill confers bachelor...

“…This was by far the best place for an education. I previously went to Arizona State University, however I was student #45/390 in most classes. I love the location, and the Iota Alpha Omega frat. was awesome!” – Michael from Peoria, AZ

Chowan University

Founded in 1848, Chowan University is a private institution based in the rural town of Murfreesboro, North Carolina. It is closely associated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The school provides study abroad programs in places...

“…Chowan is a very accepting school, where anyone would feel welcome. It is a caring environment where all of the faculty will help in any situation. Chowan is characterized by Christian values to help the students gain knowledge, skills, and...” – Alaina from North Carolina

Livingstone College

Originally founded as a minister training school in 1879, Livingstone College is a Christian institution in central North Carolina and an Historically Black College and University. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church,...

“…Livingstone College has a student-friendly campus environment with great staff and professors willing to assist all students to achieve their academic goals.” – Anonymous

Bennett College

Bennett College is a private, four-year, and historically black liberal arts college for women. It was founded in 1873 as a coeducational school for teachers, but in 1926 it became a four-year women's college. The 60-acre campus in Greensboro, North...

“…I absolutely love my school. When i came here i was instantly surrounded by support and love from the women. I can tell it is going to help mold me into a wonderful young woman.” – Kennishia from Atlanta, GA

Saint Augustine's University was founded by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 1867. It is one of only two HBCUs affiliated with the Episcopal church. SAU offers a liberal arts education, Greek Life, Peer Mentorship, and a Royal Court....

“…I think Saint Augustine is a wonderful school to go to because they make sure you get what you need. They have a lovely campus from what I have seen in pictures. I can not wait to attend there.” – Raven from Trenton, NJ

Founded by a traveling evangelist, Bob Jones University is an Evangelical Christian institution located in western South Carolina. BJU confers undergrad degrees in over 60 academic majors featuring a combination of liberal arts and Bible classes. As...

“…The campus is beautiful! The faculty is really nice and they have a great food system set up for the students. Another great thing is the sense of community and the dorms are the best ones I have seen.” – Elizabeth from Mont Vernon, NH

Coastal Carolina Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Jacksonville, North Carolina, with satellite facilities located in Camp Lejeune. Coastal Carolina offers associate’s degrees in Arts, Science, Engineering, Music,...

“…This school has so many science buildings! The campus is clean and beautiful and so huge! I am so excited to start attending here!” – Carly from Jacksonville, NC

Central Piedmont Community College

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...

“…cpcc is great, with small classes, two free gyms, and classes on every subject i've ever heard of. the staff are always helpful and informative. they offer classes to fit your schedule from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm m-f and online. and with five campuses...” – Adam from Concord, NC

Brevard College

Founded in 1853, Brevard College is a small, private liberal arts institution based in the rural town of Brevard, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers popular programs in studio arts, psychology, and history....

“…Brevard College has an amazing connection to the enviroment unlike any I've ever seen before. The professors really want to get to know each individual student in order to help him or her grow as much as he or she possibly could. The student body is...” – Brooke from Beulaville, NC

Johnson C Smith University

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...

“…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

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a public institution and arts conservatory in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is the first school of Arts in the nation to be funded by the state. The most popular fields of study are...

“…the university of north carolina school of the arts boasts a wonderful public high school and college program dedicated entirely to the performing arts. this conservatory nurtures students from all over the world who wish to strengthen and enrich...” – Kaleigh from Winston-Salem, NC

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...

“…If you are in a program, the experience can be fantastic. Currently I am enrolled in a program and it feels like an exclusive club. The instructors are excellent and will help me with anything, including helping me find a career after graduation. ” – Ashley from Vale, NC

University of North Carolina at Asheville

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is a 4-year public school and the only liberal arts college in the UNC system. UNC Asheville awards undergrad degrees in over 30 academic majors and is home to The National Conference on Undergraduate...

“…unca is a wonderful place. the environment is friendly and conducive to learning and the people are great. attending here will give you as many opportunities to learn outside the classroom as it does in the classroom. ” – Rachel from Roaring River, NC

Alamance Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Graham, North Carolina, with a satellite facility located in Burlington. ACC offers over 30 career-technical and academic fields of study, which award associate’s degrees,...

“…DEAR SIR/MADAM, PLEASE I AM A SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE HAVING CERTIFICATE IN PURE SCIENCE. I AM FROM GHANA WEST AFRICA BUT CURRENTLY IN THE PHILIPPINES STUDYING BACHELORS IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AT VIRGEN MILAGROSA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION...” – Amoako from MADISON, AL

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Originally founded as a Native American liberal arts college, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a 4-year public school in southeast North Carolina and the only college in the United States founded by and for Native Americans. UNCP is...

“…the school is good at making you feel at home, the classes aren't over sized or stuffed to the brim. they actually care about us achieving what we want to do in life and they give us great adviser's to help us understand. pembroke is cultural every...” – Juana from Stedman, NC

Surrounded by a heavily wooded area in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sandhills Community College is a rural 2-year community college in the Tar Heel State. As the first community college in North Carolina to offer a transfer degree to a 4-year...

“…This school is the best community college in the area. It has a wide variety of programs offered. They really help you to move on in your studies and to prepare you for the next step. ” – Barbie

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of North Carolina. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains two additional campuses in Spring Lake and Fort Bragg. FTCC is committed to...

“…FTCC is the only school in the state of North Carolina that offers an associates degree in Funeral Director. I have a wonderful advisor that has been a great help to me but I have to say, the financial aide department has not been near so helpful. So...” – Ronda from Cullowhee, NC

Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College is a 2-year institution that offers technical certifications, associate degrees, and non-credit courses. The school operates multiple campuses around Wake County, North Carolina, making it the largest community...

“…the best college that recognizes exceptional academic capability,nurture and rewards it.instructors are friendly and willing to help you achieve your academic/career goals. resources like library and ilc enhanced the conduciveness of the learning...” – Samuel from Apex, NC

Montreat College

Montreat College is a private Christian liberal arts institution that is overseen by a chaplain and a Spiritual Life Committee made up of students and faculty. The campus features a chapel that offers dorm Bible studies, vespers, and prayer groups....

“…Eclectic mountain escape that is very intentional with community and growing in Christ.” – Esperanza

Johnston Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four extension sites in eastern North Carolina. Johnston is home to 11 academic departments featuring over 40 degree and certificate-granting programs. Its Transportation...

“…Johnston Community College is a tight knit place. he instructors will bend over backwards to help you out and there are advisers that are always available to help you when you need it. Its a great experience.” – Tamara from Wendell, NC

Wayne Community College is a 2-year college in eastern North Carolina. WCC is home to 10 career pathways hosting over 100 degree and certificate-granting academic programs. To provide a hands-on learning experience, the college’s Aviation program...

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

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...

“…i would rate johnson & wales 5 stars at johnson and wales you have a lot of opportunities to enter in to competitions for recognition and cash prizes. the classes and teachers are great. and overall johnson & wales is the best culinary school to...” – Aleysha from Norfolk, VA

Louisburg College is a private, 2-year institution established in the state of North Carolina. The 6-acre campus consists of 20 academic buildings and is the only 2-year residential campus in the region. The college offers 12 different areas of study...

“…Love the small classes. Spacious dorming. Definitely going to attend this upcoming year.” – Laurence from Garner, NC

Davidson County Community College is a 2-year community college in central North Carolina. DCCC offers numerous degrees and certificates among four schools of learning and many of its courses are available online. Students who earn DCCC credits are...

“…The faculty are very helpful in addressing my needs and concerns. The instructors are very efficient in the teaching style. The environment is very professional yet casual enough to feel comfortable.” – Holly from Lexington, NC

With campus a short distance from the Neuse River and Croatan National Forest, Craven Community College is a 2-year college in eastern North Carolina. Among CCC’s academic offerings, the college features an Aviation Systems Technology program...

“…this is a great school to get your basic educational needs met. if you have not attended school in awhile craven does a great job in helping students transition back into a school setting. the staff is really helpful and i'm glad i chose to go to...” – Toria from Havelock, NC

Lenoir Community College is a 2-year college with a main campus and eight extension sites in eastern North Carolina. LCC is home to five academic departments offering 46 associate degree-granting programs. For students who need help transitioning to...

Nash Community College is a 2-year institution serving a five-county area in eastern North Carolina. Among Nash’s 99 academic fields of study are several programs designed to prepare students for careers in the hospitality industry including Brewing,...

“…The instructors and staff are good. They try their best to help anyway they can. School is very welcoming.” – Pamela from Macon, NC

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Salisbury, North Carolina, with satellite campuses in Concord and Kannapolis. Rowan-Cabarrus offers 32 degrees, 30 diplomas, and over 140 certificates, as well as four...

“…Rccc has great teachers who know what they are doing. Students and staff are friendly and helpful. Application process is fast and easy.” – Katherine from China Grove, NC

Mitchell Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in western North Carolina. MCC offers degrees and certificates in 38 fields of study as well as numerous continuing education and “just for fun” classes. Cosmetology students have a...

“…Mitchell Community College is the perfect environment for learning. With a small town atmosphere and progressive attitude, Statesville fosters education with Mitchell being its benchmark. Mitchell is an excellent college with a long and storied...” – Lee

Central Carolina Community College is a 2-year institution with campuses in three North Carolina counties. CCCC offers over 130 academic programs and is one of the only community colleges in the United States to offer a Laser-Photonics Technology...

“…Instructors actually care and are fun. There are many resource to draw from.” – Eryn from Sanford, NC

Cleveland Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Shelby, North Carolina. CCC offers over 180 academic programs, awarding diplomas, certificates, and associate’s degrees for job placement and college transfer. Students have...

“…A great way to build yourself up to go to a University. A way to meet new people that may have a lot to offer you, and a way to stay close to home if you do not want to leave or are not able to leave.” – Tia from Kingstown, NC

Guilford Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution established throughout suburban North Carolina, with locations in Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, and Colfax. GTCC offers over 140 career-technical, transfer, and workforce...

“…Excellent environment for business professional returning to school. Instructors will continue to challenge you and apply concepts to your industry/experience. Environments forces you to focus and be prepared.” – Patricia from Winston Salem, NC

With a main campus nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brushy Mountains, Wilkes Community College is a 2-year college serving three counties in northwest North Carolina. WCC is home to five academic departments including a...

“…Wilkes Community College is a hometown community college that has the atmosphere of a place of higher education, but one can also feel close to home and feel the strong ties that it has to the community of Wilkes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first...” – Josh from North Wilkesboro, NC

Founded in 1967, Edgecombe Community College is a 2-year community college with two campuses in eastern North Carolina. ECC awards associate degrees and certificates in over 200 academic programs and is home to the only Unmanned Aircraft Systems...

“…This school is a teacher accessible school. There is always someone willing to answer my questions. They print out your graduation plan on request.” – Latonya from Rocky Mount, NC

Surry Community College is a 2-year institution in the Blue Ridge Mountains area of North Carolina. SCC offers degrees and certificates in 48 areas of study and the college makes eight degrees and six certificates available entirely online. Students...

“…Surry Community College has wonderful business administration and accounting departments and excellent instructors in their faculty. They offer online classes for both degree programs. The distance education instructors are dedicated professionals...” – Tina from East Bend, NC

Catawba Valley Community College is a 2-year community college in western North Carolina. CVCC confers degrees and certificates in over 60 subjects and invites all students to utilize the CVCC Go App to access up-to-the-minute information on class...

“…CVCC is a very rigorous public (state) community college with a multitude of program offerings, from AA and AS degrees for general education and transferring, to a variety of Applied Science degrees. Unlike many of the community colleges in the...” – Jonathan from Cornelius, NC

Randolph Community College is a 2-year institution with three locations in central North Carolina. RCC is home to over 30 academic majors and its Welding Technology program is one of the only such departments in the state to be designated an...

“…It's a good school. I enjoy the small classes that give me more one-on-one learning. I live 45 minutes away but it's worth the drive.” – Shantal from Burlington, NC

College of The Albemarle is a public, 2-year institution established in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, with satellite locations in Manteo, Edenton, and Barco. COA offers over 40 associate’s degree and certificate programs, which are designed either...

“…I find College of the Albemarle creates a wonderful learning environment. All administrators are anxious to help students obtain their potential. I honestly feel ambitious for my next educational step from the influence of those on the COA- Elizabeth...” – Jessie from NC

Stanly Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Albemarle and Locust, North Carolina. SCC offers 50 seated and online programs, awarding diplomas, certificates, and associate’s degrees for college transfer and career...

“…Extremely knowledgeable and helpful to all students. Easily accessible for all programs offered. A wonderful community college environment.” – Traci from New London, NC

With a campus along the shore of the majestic Bogue Sound, a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Carteret Community College is a 2-year institution in eastern North Carolina. Carteret is home to four academic departments and 38 degree and...

“…Going to this college is great decision because they provide so much help. ” – Craig from Newport, NC

One of the largest 2-year community colleges in the state of North Carolina, Forsyth Technical Community College serves students in Winston-Salem and its surrounding area.  Forsyth Tech’s Student Success Center employs a number of personal and career...

“…great teachers/school in general, except their office workers could use a refresher on how to enter grades correctly! my transcript reads 2 c's where i had a's (in pe and algebra) and it cannot be fixed at all now. ” – Brittany from Winston-Salem, NC

Brunswick Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Bolivia, North Carolina, with satellite education centers in Leland and Southport. BCC offers over 20 professional and technical programs, both AA and AS programs for college...

“…BCC is great. I love the kind and helpful staff. I have learned so much from my professors.” – Shelby from Southport, NC

Sampson Community College is a 2-year college in eastern North Carolina. SCC is home to six academic pathways hosting 27 associate degree majors as well as over 30 certificate-granting programs. In addition, Sampson is part of the NC Virtual Learning...

“…Very helpful and friendly office staff. The atmosphere here is relaxed. Made taking the ACT as stress-free as possible.” – Susan from Four Oaks, NC

Rockingham Community College is a 2-year college in north-central North Carolina. RCC confers degrees and certificates in 21 fields of study. As befitting a state with the largest number of craft breweries in the south, RCC is home to North Carolina...

Robeson Community College is a 2-year institution in southeastern North Carolina. RCC is home to six academic departments offering 25 degree and certificate-granting programs, as well as an honors program. Additionally, five degrees are available...

“…I like going to school here because it is close to home. The instructors here help you a lot. It does not cost a lot to go to school here. ” – Brian from Lumberton, NC

Haywood Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two satellite locations in western North Carolina. HCC is home to 30 academic programs conferring degrees and certificates. The Haywood campus is home to three teaching forests...

“…Haywood Community College makes me feel as if I'm right at home when I am there. The instructors are personally involved with their students on an individual basis. There isn't another institution that I would want to attend for an Associate Transfer...” – Christopher from Waynesville, NC

Montgomery Community College is a 2-year community college in central North Carolina. MCC grants degrees and certificates in 29 fields of study. To help protect surrounding forests and communities, MCC partners with the North Carolina Forest Service...

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...

“…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

Wilson Community College is a 2-year college in eastern North Carolina. Wilson offers degrees and certificates in 23 academic programs and five associate degrees are available entirely online. A number of Wilson classes are designated Public Service...

“…Wilson Community College is a good place to get started. I have obtained my associates degree from here. I would recommend it to other local students.” – Cierra

Vance-Granville Community College is a 2-year college serving four North Carolina counties with a campus in each county. VGCC is home to 12 academic departments conferring degrees and certificates in over 30 fields of study. The VGCC campus also...

“…A great place to meet new and exciting people. The teachers are absolutely wonderful and very helpful when it comes to their students. The campus is well maintained and beautiful, no matter the season.” – Tanya from Creedmoor, NC

Richmond Community College is a 2-year college in southeastern North Carolina. RichmondCC offers degrees and certificates in over 60 academic programs. The RCC campus is also home to the Cole Auditorium hosting numerous college events as well as...

“…RCC has very flexible class times, that makes an adult returning to college attainable. The staff and administration are knowledgeable and helpful.” – Sarah from Maxton, NC

Durham Technical Community College is a 2-year institution with seven campuses in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. Durham Tech offers over 100 degree and certificate programs in 18 academic departments. The college’s Interpretation/Translation...

“…Durham Tech is very organized. The staff is helpful. The teachers are there to help. ” – Kristen from Durham, NC

Beaufort County Community College is a 2-year institution serving four counties in eastern North Carolina. Beaufort County is home to four academic departments granting degrees and certificates. For students 18 and older who wish to broaden their...

“…Beaufort County Community College is easy to adjust to. Beaufort County Community College is fun and more personal than a big university. Beaufort County Community College works with you to make sure you achieve your goals as fast as you want to.” – Ashley from Washington, NC

Asheville-Bunbombe Technical Community College is a 2-year community college in western North Carolina that offers degrees and certificates in over 120 fields of study. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between A-B Tech and the University of...

“…It is very helpful. I enjoy going to school here. The teachers are very helpful.” – beverly from Asheville, NC

Established in 1970, Piedmont Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Roxboro and Yanceyville, North Carolina. PCC offers over 30 programs of study, awarding associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates...

Bladen Community College is a 2-year college in southeast North Carolina. BCC offers degree and diploma programs in 33 fields of study and is home to 47 certificate-granting programs. Additionally, BCC is the first community college in North Carolina...

“…It's great I'm enrolled in seated and online classes. I like the fact that it is only a short drive from home, and the instructors are very helpful. The staff is always willing to help in anyway they can.” – Maria from Elizabethtown, 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...

“…It is an excellent and extremely rigorous nursing program. That classes are small, it is extremely competitive and the staff does a wonderful job preparing students to become excellent nurses.” – Christylee from Charlotte, NC

Isothermal Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Spindale, North Carolina, with satellite facilities located in Columbus and Rutherford. ICC offers over 100 career-oriented and academic associate’s degree and certificate...

“…As at any college you will have professors you like more than others but also you will get out of the classes what effort that you put into them. Isothermal offers a wide variety of majors to support many different interests of the people in our...” – James from Forest City, NC

South Piedmont Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses and two extension centers in south-central North Carolina. South Piedmont is home to nine academic departments of degree and certificate-granting programs, as well as an...

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