With more than 47,000 undergraduate and post graduate students studying here, Greensboro is an educational community where opportunities begin, grow and thrive. It is home to five colleges and universities, a growing two-year community college, a law school and a collaborative joint campus operated by two of its largest universities. These institutions employ 6,000 people as faculty and staff educating individuals who will build and guide the knowledge-based economy of tomorrow.

Bennett College for Women

  • Bennett College is a small, private, historically black liberal arts college for women.
  • It offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society, and the world; and life-long learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society.
  • As a United Methodist Church-related institution, Bennett College promotes morally grounded maturation, intellectual honesty, purposeful public service, and responsible civic action.

Elon University School of Law

Elon Law prepares students to become successful lawyers excelling in the profession, and as global citizens leading their communities, nation, and world.
High-tech facilities in downtown Greensboro include the North Carolina Business Court, making Elon one of the few law school’s in the country to house a working court.

Greensboro College

  • Greensboro College is an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
  • This academic and social community unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.
  • Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,200 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs.
  • In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport athletic program and dozens of service and recreational organizations.

Guilford College

  • Guilford College is committed to making a liberal arts education accessible to all motivated students, regardless of means or background.
  • With an emphasis on academic reputation, social responsibility, principled problem solving, and civic engagement, the college has been educating leaders since 1837.
  • The Early College at Guilford comprises 100 talented Guilford County high school juniors and seniors earning concurrent high school and college credits and has been consistently ranked as a top U.S. high school by US News and Newsweek magazines.

Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC)

  • Guilford Technical Community College provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity and community service.
  • GTCC is changing with new technologies, creating innovative programs to help students achieve their goals and dreams.
  • GTCC works to ensure students have access to the latest technology and equipment – the same types used in the workplace – in order to leave prepared to work in the top industries.
    Student success in the classroom and workplace is the mission of GTCC.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T)

  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, doctoral/research, land-grant university established in 1891.
  • A&T is committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective engagement and public service. Notable alumni include the A&T Four, Jesse Jackson, Ronald McNair and more.
  • The university offers bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees, and fosters a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines.
  • N.C. A&T’s unique legacy and educational philosophy provide students with a broad range of experiences that foster transformation and leadership for a dynamic and global society.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting, residential university chartered in 1891.
  • It is one of three original institutions of The University of North Carolina System. UNCG is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high research activity.
  • UNCG is a source of innovation and leadership meeting social, economic and environmental challenges in the Piedmont Triad.
  • UNCG is proud of its ethnic minority enrollment, estimated at nearly 33 percent.