Colleges in Catawba County, North Carolina

There are 2 Colleges in Catawba County, North Carolina, serving a population of 156,182 people in an area of 399 square miles. There is 1 College per 78,091 people, and 1 College per 199 square miles.

In North Carolina, Catawba County is ranked 63rd of 100 counties in Colleges per capita, and 27th of 100 counties in Colleges per square mile.

List of Catawba County Colleges

Find Catawba County, 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 Catawba County Colleges

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

Catawba County College Statistics

Find Catawba 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.

Catawba County College Enrollment
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
College/Grad School Enrollment8,109 (22.1%)701,820 (27.8%)
Catawba County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
Some College, No Degree23,195 (21.6%)1,468,899 (21.7%)
Associate's Degree11,412 (10.6%)627,997 (9.3%)
Bachelor's Degree15,892 (14.8%)1,303,604 (19.2%)
Graduate/Professional Degree7,173 (6.7%)722,112 (10.6%)
Catawba County Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher23,0652,025,716
Arts, Humanities & Others4,992 (21.6%)466,625 (23.0%)
Business5,047 (21.9%)410,009 (20.2%)
Education4,336 (18.8%)267,973 (13.2%)
Science & Engineering6,197 (26.9%)691,816 (34.2%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields2,493 (10.8%)189,293 (9.3%)