Colleges in Cleveland County, North Carolina

There are 2 Colleges in Cleveland County, North Carolina, serving a population of 97,038 people in an area of 465 square miles. There is 1 College per 48,519 people, and 1 College per 232 square miles.

In North Carolina, Cleveland County is ranked 42nd of 100 counties in Colleges per capita, and 29th of 100 counties in Colleges per square mile.

List of Cleveland County Colleges

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


Cleveland Community College 137 South Post Road Shelby, NC

Gardner-Webb University 110 South Main Street Boiling Springs, NC

About Cleveland County Colleges

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

Cleveland County College Statistics

Find Cleveland 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.

Cleveland County College Enrollment
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
College/Grad School Enrollment5,928 (25.9%)701,820 (27.8%)
Cleveland County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
Some College, No Degree14,129 (21.3%)1,468,899 (21.7%)
Associate's Degree7,326 (11.0%)627,997 (9.3%)
Bachelor's Degree6,464 (9.7%)1,303,604 (19.2%)
Graduate/Professional Degree4,504 (6.8%)722,112 (10.6%)
Cleveland County Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher10,9682,025,716
Arts, Humanities & Others2,478 (22.6%)466,625 (23.0%)
Business1,988 (18.1%)410,009 (20.2%)
Education2,430 (22.2%)267,973 (13.2%)
Science & Engineering2,946 (26.9%)691,816 (34.2%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields1,126 (10.3%)189,293 (9.3%)