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Colleges & Universities

Uncover Your Talents in the Triad

In the NC Triad, we are passionate about education – with 21 colleges and universities to prove it. Top-tier education is easily accessible in the Triad thanks to esteemed liberal arts schools like Wake Forest, Elon and High Point University, in addition to outstanding state schools like UNC Greensboro and Winston-Salem State.

Not sure which path to choose? We’ve got plenty of options. Colleges in the Triad offer programs in everything from medicine and law to business and the arts – so you can chart your own path no matter where your interests lie.

Rankings

#1

Prettiest College Campus in America (Elon)

The Princeton Review 2019
#1

Best HBCU in North Carolina (Winston-Salem State University)

Money 2018
#2

Best College in North Carolina (Wake Forest University)

U.S. News & World Report 2019
#2

Best Small College in North Carolina (University of North Carolina School of the Arts)

Niche 2019

Facts & Figures

There are 21 colleges and universities located in the NC Triad.

11 universities in the Triad were ranked in the top five “best colleges” in their respective categories on websites like Niche and U.S. News & World Report.

There were 99,000 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the Triad in 2017.

There were 25,654 total degrees awarded throughout the Triad in 2017.

27.3 percent of the NC Triad population, ages 25 and over, have a Bachelor's degree or higher.

Featured School

High Point University

Recognized as one of the best colleges in the south, High Point is a private liberal arts university known for its excellent undergraduate programs, outstanding student amenities and highly accomplished sporting teams. The university is home to about 4,800 students.

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Alamance Community College

Alamance Community College in Graham, NC offers technical degree programs as well as traditional associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in biotechnology, business, arts and more. Approximately 4,300 students are enrolled here.

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Bennett
College

Bennett College is a private, four-year historically black liberal arts college. It is the only women’s HBCU in North Carolina, with a total enrollment of about 550 students.

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Davidson County Community College

This multi-campus community college has locations in Davidson County and Davie County. As a two-year institution, Davidson offers certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in more than 50 programs, with a total enrollment of about 3,700 students.

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Elon
University

Elon is a mid-sized private university, with a strong focus on liberal arts and well-established programs centered on math, science, and the arts. Total enrollment is about 7,000 students.

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Forsyth Technical Community College

This community college located in Winston-Salem aims to provide students with practical educational pathways in technical fields. Total enrollment includes about 8,000 students across 12 campus locations.

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Greensboro
College

A four-year liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Church, Greensboro College offers 38 different degree programs and a Division III athletic program. Approximately 1,000 students are enrolled here.

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Guilford Technical Community College

Guilford Technical Community College’s main campus is located in Jamestown, NC, with 11,000 students enrolled across seven campuses in total. Technical degrees include programs in welding, arts, architecture, manufacturing, cosmetology and more.

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Guilford
College

Guilford College is a small liberal arts college with offerings for both traditional students and adults looking to expand their education. About 1,600 students are enrolled here.

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High Point
University

Recognized as one of the best colleges in the south, High Point is a private liberal arts university known for its excellent undergraduate programs, outstanding student amenities and highly accomplished sporting teams. The university is home to about 5,200 students.

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Montgomery Community College

This community college located in Troy, NC offers certificates and two-year degrees in business, fine arts, education and dozens of other industries, in addition to continuing education programs designed to fine-tune existing technical skills. Total enrollment is about 850 students.

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North Carolina A&T
State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro is a public, historically black research university with over 12,000 students. Degrees range from nanoengineering to business and arts.

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Piedmont Community College

Piedmont Community College in Roxboro, NC offers a wide variety of curriculum programs designed to prepare students for further schooling or for the workforce. Approximately 1,300 students are enrolled here.

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Randolph Community College

Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC offers over 25 vocational and technical two-year degrees. Total enrollment includes about 2,800 students.

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Rockingham Community College

This community college located in Wentworth, NC provides technical education programs in accounting and finance, criminal justice, information technology and more. Total enrollment includes about 2,300 students.

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Salem
College

Salem College is a small, private women’s college with a focus on liberal arts. It is the oldest women’s college in the South and is home to about 950 students.

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Surry Community College

This mid-size community college in Dobson, NC with about 3,400 undergraduate students offers two-year degree programs across a variety of majors, including manufacturing, arts and design, business, health sciences and more.

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UNC Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public, coed research institution. The school offers more than 100 undergraduate, 61 master's and 26 doctoral programs and is home to over 20,000 students.

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts

This top-ranked arts university in Winston-Salem offers programs in dance, drama, music, production and more. About 1,000 students are currently enrolled.

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Wake Forest
University

This private university in Winston-Salem offers an excellent academic program with 40 majors and 60 minors to choose from, in addition to a Division I athletic program. Total enrollment includes over 8,000 students.

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Winston-Salem State University

A historically black public research university, Winston-Salem State offers 40 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate programs, from health sciences and education to arts and business, along with its Division II athletic program. About 5,200 students are enrolled here.

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