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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 College Students Participate, Win Awards at Statewide Vocal Event
Catawba College Music and Theatre Arts voice students participated in the North Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions at Meredith College in Raleigh on Friday, November 2. Over 140…
Catawba College Librarians Teach SHS Students about Augmented Reality
Two Catawba College librarians visited Salisbury High School on Monday, November 5, to help 70 9th and 10th grade students and their teachers learn about Augmented Reality. The students plan to use their new AR…
100 Local Families to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Thanks to Ducks
One hundred local families will enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner this year, courtesy of Catawba College's 15th annual "Duck Draw" community service project. As of November 22, the event will have provided over 1,900…