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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 Student Assists Humanitarian Organization in Zimbabwe
Catawba College student Luca Picci, a senior Economics & Finance major, spent his summer working on agricultural development in Zimbabwe. Picci, a 2018 recipient of Catawba’s Anne Esterline Fogg Cross-Cultural…
World Stage Premiere of “Sister of the Stars” at Catawba College September 25-29
Catawba College Theatre Arts is proud to offer the world premiere of Dr. Bradley Stephenson’s new play, “Sister of the Stars” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 in Hedrick Little Theatre of the Robertson…
Rowan County Service Above Self Awards Turn Acts of Kindness into College Scholarships
Three Rowan County high school students and one middle school student who win Service Above Self Awards for their volunteer efforts during the 2017-2018 school year will receive four-year scholarships to attend…