Colleges in Hickory, North Carolina

There are 2 Colleges in Hickory, North Carolina, serving a population of 40,157 people in an area of 30 square miles. There is 1 College per 20,078 people, and 1 College per 14 square miles.

In North Carolina, Hickory is ranked 82nd of 959 cities in Colleges per capita, and 84th of 959 cities in Colleges per square mile.

List of Hickory Colleges

Find Hickory, North Carolina colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools.


Catawba Valley Community College 2550 US Highway 70 Southeast Hickory, NC

Lenoir-Rhyne University 625 7th Avenue Northeast Hickory, NC

About Hickory Colleges

Hickory Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Hickory, NC. Although there are distinctions between the two, the term College in the United States is typically used to refer to both Colleges and Universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that there are more than 4,700 post-secondary degree-granting institutions in the U.S.

You may contact Colleges & Universities for questions about:
  • Hickory Public and Private Colleges
  • College admissions and applications
  • Tuition, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificate programs
  • ACT and SAT score requirements

Hickory College Statistics

Find Hickory College Enrollment, Educational Attainment (Age 25+), and Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Hickory College Enrollment
 HickoryNorth Carolina
College/Grad School Enrollment3,219 (29.5%)701,820 (27.8%)
Hickory Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 HickoryNorth Carolina
Some College, No Degree5,378 (20.0%)1,468,899 (21.7%)
Associate's Degree2,576 (9.6%)627,997 (9.3%)
Bachelor's Degree5,423 (20.2%)1,303,604 (19.2%)
Graduate/Professional Degree3,060 (11.4%)722,112 (10.6%)
Hickory Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 HickoryNorth Carolina
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher8,4832,025,716
Arts, Humanities & Others1,830 (21.6%)466,625 (23.0%)
Business1,882 (22.2%)410,009 (20.2%)
Education1,394 (16.4%)267,973 (13.2%)
Science & Engineering2,467 (29.1%)691,816 (34.2%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields910 (10.7%)189,293 (9.3%)