Colleges in Gaston County, North Carolina

There are 3 Colleges in Gaston County, North Carolina, serving a population of 214,049 people in an area of 356 square miles. There is 1 College per 71,349 people, and 1 College per 118 square miles.

In North Carolina, Gaston County is ranked 61st of 100 counties in Colleges per capita, and 15th of 100 counties in Colleges per square mile.

List of Gaston County Colleges

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


Belmont Abbey College 100 Belmont Mount Holly Road Belmont, NC

Gaston College 201 U.s. 321 Gastonia, NC

Paul Mitchell The School-Gastonia 284 East Garrison Boulevard Gastonia, NC

About Gaston County Colleges

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

Gaston County College Statistics

Find Gaston 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.

Gaston County College Enrollment
 Gaston CountyNorth Carolina
College/Grad School Enrollment10,161 (20.8%)701,820 (27.8%)
Gaston County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Gaston CountyNorth Carolina
Some College, No Degree34,251 (23.3%)1,468,899 (21.7%)
Associate's Degree14,030 (9.6%)627,997 (9.3%)
Bachelor's Degree21,333 (14.5%)1,303,604 (19.2%)
Graduate/Professional Degree8,731 (5.9%)722,112 (10.6%)
Gaston County Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 Gaston CountyNorth Carolina
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher30,0642,025,716
Arts, Humanities & Others6,675 (22.2%)466,625 (23.0%)
Business7,110 (23.6%)410,009 (20.2%)
Education4,671 (15.5%)267,973 (13.2%)
Science & Engineering8,618 (28.7%)691,816 (34.2%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields2,990 (9.9%)189,293 (9.3%)