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Hickory Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Hickory Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Hickory, North Carolina

There are at least 2 colleges in Hickory, listed and described below. These schools represent 6,391 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 6,329 full-time students, and a reported 849 dorm rooms.

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Hickory Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-0699

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, truck and bus driver, registered nursing, furniture design, early childhood education, general studies, business management, medical office management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,765 students, 4,583 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Colleges in Hickory with Selective Admissions

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

Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, occupational therapy, elementary school teaching, psychology, management science, athletic trainer, biology, religion
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,626 students, 1,746 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 849 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-550. Math: 460-580.
  • 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.
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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
Hudson Colleges 1 3,078 3,728  
Morganton Colleges 1 17,310 2,448  

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