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With more than 47,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying here, Greensboro is an educational community where opportunities begin, grow, and thrive. It is home to six 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


One of two historically black colleges for women in the United States, Bennett College is an accredited, four-year liberal arts private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Bennett College prepares women of color through a transformative liberal arts education to lead with purpose, integrity, and a strong sense of self-worth. With a 92% retention rate, Bennett College provides educational access to students while promoting inquiry, civic engagement, social justice, lifelong learning, and equity for all. Home to Steele Hall Art Gallery. 900 E. Washington St. 336-517-2100.

Elon University School of Law


Ranked among the nation's best for practical training, Elon Law offers a highly experiential approach to preparing future attorneys through the nation’s only 2.5-year program of legal education, with tuition 20% below the national average for private law schools. All students complete full-time residencies-in-practice and benefit from personalized attention provided by accomplished faculty & career advisors. 201 N. Greene St. 336-279-9200.

Greensboro College


Greensboro College is a vibrant liberal arts institution located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. With a rich history dating back to 1838, the college offers a close-knit community, personalized education, and a diverse range of academic programs. Greensboro College provides students with an exceptional learning environment. Whether you're interested in arts, sciences, business, or education, this college promises an enriching and transformative educational experience. 815 W. Market St. 336-272-7102.

Guilford College


Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Guilford College is an independent liberal arts college widely respected for its interdisciplinary curriculum and its commitment to service learning and excellence in teaching. The college's Bryan Series presents lectures by distinguished speakers at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts during the academic year. 5800 W. Friendly Ave. 336-316-2000.

Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC)


GTCC provides lifelong learning opportunities through workforce development, community involvement, and quality educational programs. GTCC serves Guilford County's diverse population by partnering with businesses, community groups, and other educational institutions to promote personal and professional growth. GTCC is a training hub for every job in Guilford County, notably working to support economic development with a large variety of technical education pathways available to students. The main GTCC campus is located at 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. Visit or call 336-334-4822 for more information.

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


Established in 1891, N.C. A&T is a public, land-grant, “doctoral, high research activity” university with a rich tradition in academics, research, and outreach. N.C. A&T is one of the top three research universities in the UNC System, a top producer of STEM graduates, and the nation’s largest HBCU. N.C. A&T is home to the February One Monument, University Galleries, and Paul Robeson Theatre. The Chancellor’s Speaker Series brings nationally distinguished guests to Greensboro for dialogue on matters of current and abiding importance to the university, local, and world communities. 1601 E. Market St. 336-334-7500. Business hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri.


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)


Just a mile from downtown Greensboro is the beautiful campus of UNC Greensboro, with its historic buildings nestled among stately oaks and lawns. Founded in 1891 as one of the three original UNC System institutions, UNCG offers more than 175 undergraduate and 250 graduate areas of study, from science to business to art. Students work alongside faculty members on research projects to apply their knowledge and prepare them for careers that will impact communities throughout North Carolina and beyond. UNCG has grown from its early days as the UNC System’s Woman’s College to be recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the state. The campus has a vibrant student life with hundreds of student groups, clubs, and 17 Division 1 athletic teams. 1400 Spring Garden St. 336-334-5000.

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