4-Year Colleges and Universities

Campbell University (Buies Creek & Raleigh)

  • Private University, affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
  • 6,000 students
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine enrolls 150 students annually
  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School in Raleigh graduates approximately 450  students per year
  • Extended campuses in the Research Triangle Park, Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force Base, and Raleigh, where the law school relocated to in 2009

Meredith College

  • Independent private women's college, chartered in 1891
  • 80+ undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations / 16 coeducational graduate and certificate programs
  • Approximately 1,949 students with an average class size of 17 students
  • Dual degree engineering program offered in partnership with NC State University
  • Beautiful 225-acre campus located near downtown Raleigh

North Carolina Central University (Durham)

  • Nation's first public liberal arts institution founded for African Americans
  • Founded in 1909 as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua by Dr. James Edward Shepard
  • Part of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System
  • 8,155 students, 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 37 undergraduate degrees / 39 graduate degrees

Saint Augustine's University

  • Founded in 1867, 105 acre campus
  • Private, historically black, co-ed institution
  • 1,529 students. 16:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Offers more than 25 undergraduate programs
  • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Shaw University

  • Private, co-ed liberal arts University, founded in 1865
  • First historically black university of the South
  • First college in North Carolina to offer a four-year medical school
  • More than 30 academic programs and a 15:1 student to faculty ratio

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Cooperative program ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Founded in 1950, located in Wake Forest, NC
  • Offers 40 different programs including various Masters and Doctoral programs
  • 3,300 students
  • Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) since 1958 and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since 1978

William Peace University

  • A private, liberal arts co-ed university, founded in 1857
  • Offering 27-degree options with a variety of Minors and Concentrations
  • Immersive learning curriculum that provides interdisciplinary collaboration
  • 18 Division III Athletic teams
  • 3:1 faculty-student class size ratio
  • 21-acre campus in the heart of Downtown Raleigh
  • School of Professional studies caters to working adults with accelerated programs; online + on-campus