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Charlotte Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Charlotte Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Charlotte, North Carolina

There are at least 19 colleges in Charlotte, listed and described below. These schools represent 47,559 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 39,498 full-time students, and a reported 8,064 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte.

We also provide an extensive list of North Carolina Colleges.

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Brightwood College


Charlotte, NC

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Program Categories: Engineering and Architecture, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma, Certificate

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Charlotte, NC; Concord, NC

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  • Program Categories: Education and Teaching
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Charlotte with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Carolinas College of Health Sciences
1200 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203-2861

  • Programs: registered nursing, pre-nursing, radiographer, EMT paramedic, clinical lab tech, surgical tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 484 students, 354 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-570. Math: 460-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Hairstyling Institute of Charlotte
209B S Kings Dr
Charlotte, NC 28204

  • Programs: cosmetology, barber
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 18 students, 44 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: chef training, foodservice management, pastry, hotel management, marketing, business management, parks and recreation management, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,569 students, 2,660 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,286 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Johnson C Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216-5398

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, mass communication, criminal justice and administration, biology, English, sports and fitness management, information technology, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,463 students, 1,508 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,127 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 434-504. Math: 436-506.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Mercy School of Nursing
701 B Forest Point Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 138 students, 213 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Queens University of Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte, NC 28274-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, elementary school teaching, communication studies, creative writing, psychology, human services, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,243 students, 1,830 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 711 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 480-580. Writing: 470-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, communication studies, elementary school teaching, finance, accounting, marketing, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 22,388 students, 19,187 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,940 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-560. Math: 490-590. Writing: 460-550.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Charlotte Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, HVAC, early childhood education, health professions, registered nursing, business management, accounting, liberal arts and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 18,052 students, 13,562 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

New Life Theological Seminary
3117 Whiting Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205-1648

  • Programs: missionary studies, bible studies, theology and religious vocations, pre-ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 63 students, 53 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Belmont Colleges 1 8,705 1,337 629
Concord Colleges 2 55,977 358  
Dallas Colleges 1 3,402 5,718  
Davidson Colleges 1 7,139 1,674 1,560
Gastonia Colleges 1 66,277 67  
Monroe Colleges 1 26,228 6  

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