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Raleigh Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Raleigh Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Raleigh, North Carolina

There are at least 14 colleges in Raleigh, listed and described below. These schools represent 51,621 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 44,365 full-time students, and a reported 12,045 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Wake Technical Community College, Shaw University and Meredith College.

We also provide an extensive list of North Carolina Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Raleigh is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Raleigh.

Featured Colleges in the Raleigh Area (QuickSchools™)

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Miller-Motte College


Raleigh, NC

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

ECPI University


Raleigh, NC

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  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate
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Colleges in Raleigh with Selective Admissions

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

Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: legal assistant, psychology, business management, interior design, medical preparatory, child development, communication studies, social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,202 students, 2,058 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,150 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-560. Math: 470-570.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Mitchells Academy
1301 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 123 students, 167 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, biology, communication studies, electrical engineering, computer science, accounting, psychology, civil engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 31,802 students, 27,755 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 8,410 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-610. Math: 550-650. Writing: 510-610.
  • 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.

Peace College
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604-1194

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, communication studies, child psychology, psychology, human resources, political science and government, liberal arts and sciences, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 692 students, 657 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 100 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 420-510. Math: 420-510.
  • 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.

Saint Augustines College Raleigh
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610-2298

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, sociology, health and physical education, organizational behavior, communication studies, psychology, criminal justice and safety, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,284 students, 1,383 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,190 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 310-460. Math: 310-420.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Shaw University
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and safety, sociology, psychology, social work, liberal arts and sciences, philosophy and religious studies, ministry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,866 students, 3,243 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,195 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 330-430. Math: 320-420. Writing: 320-420.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Raleigh Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Living Arts College
3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614-7076

  • Programs: animation and special effects, audiovisual tech, web design, cinematography
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 325 students, 318 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

The Medical Arts School
6541 Meridien Drive, Suite 113
Raleigh, NC 27616-3211

  • Programs: massage therapy, medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 89 students, 170 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603-5696

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, early childhood education, registered nursing, business management, criminal justice and police, commercial art, office management, medical office management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 12,238 students, 8,614 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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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
Durham Colleges 9 187,035 27,709 8,049
Smithfield Colleges 1 11,510 4,145  

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