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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

Catawba and Livingstone Colleges Partner to Help Build Habitat for Humanity Home
Catawba and Livingstone Colleges are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County to build a home for a local family. When completed, the home at 570 South Martin Luther King Avenue will house a family…
Catawba College Chemistry Major Is Recipient of National Award
Catawba College senior chemistry major Devan Shell of Ferguson, N.C., has been chosen as an awardee for the Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium, a national award symposium for undergraduate…
Nursing Students in Catawba’s Classes of 2020 and 2019 Recognized in White Coat Ceremony
Catawba College’s Department of Nursing formally welcomed members of its Class of 2020 into the nursing program during a White Coat Ceremony held Friday, September 28, in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. As…