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The Catawba Impact.

Catawba College inspires students to transform their sense of what's possible and prepare for fulfilling lives in a place where they belong.

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TRANSFORM.

Through mentoring, a well-rounded curriculum, strong academics, career-focused experiential education and co-curricular opportunities, Catawba students prepare for employment and graduate school. In the crucible of a supportive community, students earn an outstanding education. 

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INSPIRE.

Committed and supportive faculty, staff and coaches encourage students and challenge them to excel in their pursuits in and out of the classroom. In turn, as students grow and discover their passions and vocational directions, they inspire each other and strengthen the campus community.

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BELONG.

Offering a deep sense of belonging for students of diverse racial, religious, socio-economic and academic backgrounds, Catawba encourages its members to become the best versions of themselves. Catawba graduates leave empowered to thrive professionally and lead fulfilling lives.

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Catawba College Is...

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Founded in 1851, Catawba College is ranked 4th among Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

Located in historic Salisbury in the temperate Piedmont of North Carolina, Catawba College is a diverse residential college where students enjoy a picture-perfect, 276-acre campus in a regional hub ideal for internships, jobs and entertainment offerings.  

The Catawba community actively affirms and inspires students’ success as they pursue their academic majors in programs like Nursing, Exercise Science, Environment and Sustainability, and even Popular Music. Providing students with an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation is at the core of Catawba’s mission.

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News & Events

Two Young Alumni, Both Military Officers, Establish the “Not for Self, But Country” Annual Scholarship
Catawba College students who want to pursue a career as an officer in one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces can…
Tar Heel Boys’ State at Catawba College June 17-23
Catawba College will host the 79th annual session of Tar Heel Boys’ State June 17-23. This is the 16th consecutive year that…
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 162 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2017-2018 academic year at Catawba College,…