#7 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Catawba College

Salisbury, North Carolina

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Student Population
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Location Salisbury, North Carolina
Online catawba.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Catawba College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Salisbury, North Carolina, Catawba College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,254 prospective students applied, and 1,696 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 365 enrolled in the school.  1,261 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 110 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $31,436 plus fees of $0. Catawba College is ranked 555 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Catawba College is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 940/1140
ACT 17/22
Weighted GPA 3.59
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Catawba College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,804
Budget for Other Expenses$3,434
Total One Year Cost$47,074

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Catawba College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 32%
Education 20%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198215 IPEDS survey data for Catawba College.

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