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Universities and colleges
Appalachian State University
by Martin, James I., Sr. Appalachian State University had its origins as Watauga Academy, which, under the leadership of Dauphin Disco Dougherty and Blanford Barnard Dougherty, opened in Boone in September 1899. Blanford [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asheville Female College
by Wright, Ann S. Asheville Female College was one of the first educational institutions established in western North Carolina. During several decades in the nineteenth century it was considered an advanced school, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barber-Scotia College
by Wadelington, Charles W. Barber-Scotia College was founded in Concord in 1867 as Scotia Seminary, a Presbyterian preparatory school for young, newly freed African American women. For more than a generation the institute [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barton College
by Martin, James I., Sr. Barton College, originally called Atlantic Christian College, dates to 1886, when the Committee on Education for the Disciples of Christ expressed a desire to establish a collegiate institute in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belmont Abbey College
by Martin, James I., Sr. Belmont Abbey College, located in Belmont (Gaston County), is a Benedictine Catholic college that was founded in 1876. In that year, Father Jeremiah O'Connell purchased the 500-acre Caldwell Place, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennett College
by Wadelington, Charles W. Bennett College, in Greensboro, began in 1873 as a coeducational academy for African American youth. The school was founded through the motivation of newly freed slaves, but the Freedman's Aid and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Black Mountain College
by Williams, Wiley J., Vocci, Robert Blair. Black Mountain College by Wiley J. Williams and Robert Blair Vocci, 2006 Black Mountain College, an [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brevard College
by Martin, James I., Sr. Brevard College, a United Methodist institution located in the mountain town of Brevard, was named for Ephraim Brevard, a teacher and one of the local leaders that produced the Mecklenburg Resolves [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell University
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. Campbell University, a Baptist institution of higher learning located in Buies Creek, started as Buies Creek Academy in 1887 with an enrollment of 21 students. The school was founded by James [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina Christian College
by Hill, Michael. Carolina Christian College, a precursor of present-day Barton College in Wilson, was established by the Disciples of Christ in 1893 in the Pitt County town of Ayden, where it operated until 1903. By [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina College for Women
by McKinnon, Henry A., Jr. Carolina College for Women, located at Maxton, was chartered by the North Carolina Methodist Conference in 1907. The Reverend S. E. Mercer and Euclid H. McWhorter, pastor of the Maxton Methodist [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina Female College
by Kilmon, Deena Deese. Carolina Female College was established in Anson County by an act of the North Carolina legislature in 1850. At the time of its founding, it was one of 13 schools for young women in the state. Women [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Catawba College
by Williams, Wiley J. Catawba College by Wiley J. Williams, 2006\ See also: Private Education; Private Higher Education Catawba College was founded in Newton in 1851 by the German Reformed Church. During the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chowan University
by Martin, James I., Sr. Chowan College, a four-year institution affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, is located in Murfreesboro in the northeastern part of the state. The college traces its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Claremont College
by Williams, Wiley J. Claremont College, founded in Hickory in 1880 as Claremont Female College, was intended to be for young women what Catawba College represented for young men-a school within the Reformed Church's [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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