North Carolina Liberal Arts Colleges

There are 26 liberalarts colleges located throughout North Carolina (4 public colleges and 22 private colleges), serving 50,605 students.

North Carolina Liberal Arts College by County:

Town
College
# Students
  
Bennett College For Women
(Private, for profit)
707
  
1,293
  Asheville
3,751
  Banner Elk
Lees-mcrae College
(Private not-for-profit)
837
  Belmont
Belmont Abbey College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,706
  Charlotte
Johnson C Smith University
(Private not-for-profit)
1,669
  Concord
Barber-scotia College
(Private, non-profit)
n/a
  Davidson
Davidson College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,791
  Elizabeth City
2,930
  Fayetteville
Methodist University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,313
  Greensboro
Greensboro College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,119
  Greensboro
Guilford College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,462
  Hickory
Lenoir-rhyne University
(Private not-for-profit)
1,764
  High Point
High Point University
(Private, non-profit)
4,399
  Laurinburg
St. Andrews University
(Private not-for-profit)
489
  Mars Hill
Mars Hill University
(Private, for profit)
1,370
  Mount Olive
Mount Olive College
(Private not-for-profit)
3,690
  Murfreesboro
Chowan University
(Private, non-profit)
1,316
  Raleigh
Saint Augustine's University
(Private, for profit)
1,442
  Raleigh
Shaw University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,182
  Rocky Mount
North Carolina Wesleyan College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,463
  Salisbury
Livingstone College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,111
  Wilson
Barton College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,130
  Wingate
Wingate University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,648
  Winston Salem
Salem College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,167
  Winston-salem
5,856

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