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The school was founded in 1963; it is the result of a merger between Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center. Now the College consists of six satellite campuses and an extensive "Virtual Campus", all in the Charlotte Metro area.
In 2012, US President Barack Obama invoked CPCC in his State of the Union Address.
Charlotte • Business • Architecture
UNC Charlotte has three campuses: Charlotte Research Institute Campus, Center City Campus, and the main campus, located in University City. The main campus sits on 1,000 wooded acres with approximately 85 buildings about 8 miles (13 km) from Uptown Charlotte.
The university is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region, which is the second largest banking center in the United States.
Winthrop offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through five colleges and schools and has current enrollment of about 6,000 students. The 100-acre (40.5 ha) main academic and residential campus is located 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina and 71 miles (114 km) north of Columbia, South Carolina in Rock Hill.
Fielding athletic teams known as Winthrop Eagles, the university participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of Big South Conference. The athletic program is known for its success in basketball and soccer. The majority of Winthrop's students are from South Carolina, with out-of-state and foreign students accounting for 11% of undergraduate enrollment. The university offers a number of extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, clubs and student organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities. Alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment.
Wingate • Physics • Audit, Accounting • Business • Pharmacology, Pharmacy
The university offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, nine pre-professional programs, master's degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education.
Wingate University is consistently listed among Best Value colleges and universities in the South based on quality and net cost according to 'U.S. News & World Report's . Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past nine years.
Wingate University's main campus is located in Union County, North Carolina on a 400-acre (1.6 km2) campus 30 miles east of Charlotte. A high percentage of students (85%) live on campus all four years.
Belmont • Ethnic, Family Studies • Cultural Studies
Offering an undergraduate education, the college enrolls students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
As a result of the closing of Sacred Heart College (see below), Belmont Abbey is the only college in North Carolina affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
Charlotte • Business • Human Resources, Social Work
Charlotte • Law
Serving Gaston County and Lincoln County, Gaston College enrolls over 5,000 students each term in curriculum programs and about 16,000 students in continuing education programs. As part of the statewide North Carolina Community College System, Gaston College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.
Charlotte • Business • Health Care Sciences, Services
King’s College awards both diplomas and Associate's degrees. The school's focus is on job placement for its graduates. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Charlotte • Business • Communication • Nursing
Charlotte • Art • Management • Business
Founded in 1973 as the American Business & Fashion Institute, the college joined The Art Institutes system of schools in 1999 and changed its name to The Art Institute of Charlotte The Art Institute of Charlotte is located at 2110 Water Ridge Parkway in Charlotte, North Carolina and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham is a branch of The Art Institute of Charlotte. The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham is owned by The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Inc. The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Art Institutes International, LLC.
Some of The Art Institute of Charlotte’s students, alumni and professors have been interviewed or profiled in media outlets such as The Charlotte Observer, The San Jose Mercury News, and NBC affiliate WCNC-TV.