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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. With the support of a nurturing community, students earn an outstanding education. 

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.

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.

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

Kannapolis, N.C. Pastor Honored with Catawba College’s 2018 Church/College Award
The Reverend Bobby Bonds ’53 of Kannapolis, N.C., was the recipient of Catawba College’s 2018 Church/College Award. The award, offered by Catawba’s Office of Campus Ministry and the Lilly Center for Vocation…
Zippia Ranks Catawba College #3 in N.C. among Top Colleges for Music Majors
Catawba College is ranked number 3 among the Top Colleges for Music Majors in North Carolina and is one of only three private colleges included in this top ten list created by Zippia, a website dedicated to…
Catawba’s Hayley Morgan named 2018 North Carolina Sport Management Student of the Year
Catawba College Sport Management students were recently honored at the 2018 North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Management (NCAAHPERD-SM) Convention…