Higher Education in Center City

Higher Education

Central Piedmont Community College

CPCC has been a part of the Charlotte landscape for almost 50 years. It has six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County and serves more than 70,000 students a year.


Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C. Smith University is a private liberal arts university with proud HBCU traditions and a future aimed at diversity. Approximately 1,600 highly talented and motivated students enrolled.


Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University a private, nonprofit institution with accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education.


Northeastern University – Charlotte

Northeastern University brings more than a century of experience to forging partnerships that make its educational approach more powerful and its university more innovative.


UNC Charlotte Center City

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.


Wake Forest University Charlotte Center

Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation’s premier collegiate university.