Students have many options to pursue a great post-secondary education in Asheville. A number of accredited colleges and universities in the Asheville area provide students with an excellent foundation to pursue professional careers.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville is the only four-year public college specifically dedicated to liberal arts education in the University of North Carolina System. UNC-Asheville offers 30 undergraduate majors and a variety of graduate degree programs with an award-winning faculty and small class size to foster student learning.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is a two-year public college that offers its students more than 66 curriculum programs, 54 degrees, 22 diplomas and 64 certificates. Students can conveniently take classes online or at one of AB Tech’s three Asheville-area campuses.
Montreat College is a Christian college known for providing a collaborative learning experience in a faith-based environment. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered at one of Montreat’s seven North Carolina campuses or online.
One of North Carolina’s most unique post-secondary schools, Warren Wilson College is a private four-year private liberal arts college that utilizes a distinctive “Triad educational program,” combining academics with work and service to the community committed to environmental responsibility. Students work 15 hours per week in a variety of jobs around the college’s 1,110-acre campus toward their 100-hour work commitment to graduate.
South College-Asheville is a private, coeducational academic institution that promotes a sense of direction and accomplishment among its students to help them achieve their educational and professional goals. The college offers one certificate program, eight associate of science programs and two baccalaureate programs.