Cullowhee, North Carolina (NC) Colleges and Universities

While there is only one school in Cullowhee, there are 11 more schools located within a 50-mile radius. Read about the traditional schools in several categories, including lowest costs, to find the school for you.

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Cullowhee is home to one 4-year public university, and there are several more colleges and universities nearby. Using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we compare the traditional schools that offer a range of programs to help students see which school might be best for them.

Closest Schools to Cullowhee, North Carolina

For students wishing to attend a school close to Cullowhee, there is a good mix of 2-year and 4-year schools close by to choose from. Most of the closest schools are public institutions.

  • Western Carolina University (located downtown)
  • Southwestern Community College (6.7 miles from downtown)
  • Haywood Community College (23.1 miles from downtown)
  • Brevard College (25.7 miles from downtown)
  • South College-Asheville (41.1 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Cullowhee, North Carolina

The largest schools near Cullowhee include a few community colleges. As such, only a couple of the largest schools in the area offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • Western Carolina University (10,340 students)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (7,233 students)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (3,891 students)
  • Southwestern Community College (2,469 students)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (2,118 students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates an institution's average net price by subtracting the average financial aid received by a school's full-time undergraduate students from the total cost of attending that school. The average net prices of Cullowhee-area institutions were mostly under $15,000 for 2014-2015.

  • Haywood Community College ($7,959)
  • Blue Ridge Community College ($8,167)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College ($9,111)
  • Southwestern Community College ($9,120)
  • Western Carolina University ($12,680)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES calculates an overall graduation rate indicating the percentage of full-time undergrad students who finish their program within 150% of the 'normal' time (e.g., six years for bachelor's degrees and three years for associate's degrees). All of the traditional schools in the area had rates of 60% or less for 2015.

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (60% graduation rate)
  • Western Carolina University (57% graduation rate)
  • Warren Wilson College (52% graduation rate)
  • Brevard College (38% graduation rate)
  • Southwestern Community College (30% graduation rate)

The Cullowhee, NC, area offers students a range of 2-year and 4-year institutions that vary in graduation rates, cost, student population size, and proximity to downtown Cullowhee.

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