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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 to Recognize Four Alumni with Awards on October 20
Four alumni of Catawba College will be honored with Alumni Awards on Saturday, October 20th during Homecoming Weekend activities. Those to be recognized include Allan Robert Autry ’08 of Raleigh, recipient of…
Catawba College Featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 399 Green Colleges: 2018 Edition"
Catawba College is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring…
Dr. Joe Poston to Talk about Eco-Photography
Dr. Joe Poston, a Professor of Biology at Catawba College, will offer a talk about nature photography to the public between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Following his talk, a ribbon-cutting ceremony…