While prospective college students residing in and around Concord, NC, have plenty of schools to choose from, this review is concerned solely with traditional institutions in the area that offer a variety of programs. We use data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare and contrast these schools in several categories.
Closest Schools to Concord, North Carolina
The closest schools to Concord are primarily private institutions. Some 2-year schools (or less) are available, though 4-year colleges are more common.
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (11.2 miles from downtown)
- Pfeiffer University (15.8 miles from downtown)
- Davidson College (16.4 miles from downtown)
- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (18 miles from downtown)
- Johnson C Smith University (18.6 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Concord, North Carolina
Public institutions near Concord tend to be larger than the private schools. Only one public institution offers undergraduate and graduate level programs.
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (27,238 students)
- Central Piedmont Community College (19,957 students)
- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (6,420 students)
- Stanly Community College (2,745 students)
- Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (2,255 students)
Lowest Net Price
The average net price for a school as determined by the NCES is calculated by taking the average amount of financial aid a full-time undergraduate student receives and subtracting that from the average total attendance cost for a year. As reported by the NCES, the following traditional colleges and universities have some of the lowest net price in 2014-2015 for the Concord area.
- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ($6,361)
- Central Piedmont Community College ($6,892)
- Stanly Community College ($7,614)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte ($8,761)
- King's College ($15,976)
Highest Graduation Rates
To determine the highest graduation rates, the NCES looked at the percentage of full-time undergrad students who graduated from their school's programs within 150% of the program's normal time. Located below are the Concord area traditional colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates for 2015.
- Davidson College (93% graduation rate)
- King's College (73% graduation rate)
- Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (58% graduation rate)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (53% graduation rate)
- Queens University of Charlotte (53% graduation rate)
For students comparing graduation rates, price, size, and location while determining what school to attend, the Concord, NC, area offers a wide range of private and public school options.