Colleges in Avery County, North Carolina

There are 3 Colleges in Avery County, North Carolina, serving a population of 17,535 people in an area of 248 square miles. There is 1 College per 5,845 people, and 1 College per 82 square miles.

In North Carolina, Avery County is ranked 1st of 100 counties in Colleges per capita, and 11th of 100 counties in Colleges per square mile.

List of Avery County Colleges

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


Lees-Mcrae College 191 Main Street West Banner Elk, NC

Maryland Community College - Avery Learning Center Campus 785 Cranberry Street Newland, NC

Mayland Community College 200 Mayland Drive Spruce Pine, NC

About Avery County Colleges

Avery County Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Avery County, 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:
  • Avery County 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

Avery County College Statistics

Find Avery County 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.

Avery County College Enrollment
 Avery CountyNorth Carolina
College/Grad School Enrollment1,567 (40.5%)701,820 (27.8%)
Avery County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Avery CountyNorth Carolina
Some College, No Degree2,963 (22.4%)1,468,899 (21.7%)
Associate's Degree1,038 (7.8%)627,997 (9.3%)
Bachelor's Degree1,626 (12.3%)1,303,604 (19.2%)
Graduate/Professional Degree1,051 (7.9%)722,112 (10.6%)
Avery County Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 Avery CountyNorth Carolina
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher2,6772,025,716
Arts, Humanities & Others607 (22.7%)466,625 (23.0%)
Business379 (14.2%)410,009 (20.2%)
Education615 (23.0%)267,973 (13.2%)
Science & Engineering693 (25.9%)691,816 (34.2%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields383 (14.3%)189,293 (9.3%)