Raleigh Colleges and Universities

Raleigh, North Carolina is one of three college towns that make up 'The Triangle,' a haven for high tech research. Together with Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh is home to one of the most educated populations in the United States and features the highest concentration of PhDs per capita. The young, brainy crowd knows how to have fun, too: Kiplinger ranked Raleigh among the nation's four best cities for young singles and seven "coolest cities."

Raleigh's colleges and universities are anchored by North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina system's chief technological education and research institution. With two other top-rated North Carolina colleges and universities nearby--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University--Raleigh delivers unparalleled access to higher education. Other Raleigh colleges and universities include specialized and vocational schools like the School of Communication Arts.

Raleigh Age Demographics



Cultural Diversity in Raleigh



Large Schools

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Wake Technical Community College

Small Schools

Meredith College
William Peace University
Saint Augustine's University
Shaw University
Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh
The Medical Arts School
Sherrill's University of Barber & Cosmetology
Living Arts College
Paul Mitchell The School-Raleigh