Colleges and Universities in Southwest Raleigh

Colleges and Universities

The Triangle region is home to three of the nation’s top-ranking universities, with one of them right here in SouthWestRaleigh: North Carolina State University is centrally located and connected with the area through its Main and Centennial Campuses. Other higher learning institutions in SWR are Meredith College and William Peace University; and two historically black colleges, Shaw University and Saint Augustine’s University, are located just outside its boundaries.

Schools in Southwest Raleigh

K-12 Schools

Many of SouthWestRaleigh’s public schools are magnet schools. Elementary schools within SWR boundaries include AB Combs, Fred A Olds, and Wiley Elementary. The Exploris School teaches K-8, and Centennial Campus Middle School and Dillard Drive Middle School bridge to Athens Drive Magnet, Needham B. Broughton, and Raleigh Charter High Schools. SouthWestRaleigh is also home and close to a number of private schools.

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Lifelong Learning

SouthWestRaleigh has many opportunities for lifelong and recreational learning. The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department offers a wide variety of programs and classes from the arts to sports and recreation. NCSU provides learning partnerships in a number of areas through their Outreach and Engagement Department as well as classes, study trips and lectures through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Wake Technical Community College offers personal interest classes in various locations around town as well as online.

May
21
Sun
all-day 37th Annual Artsplosure
37th Annual Artsplosure
May 21 all-day
37th Annual Artsplosure @ Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The free festival features dozens of events, such as: The Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across North Carolina and the nation Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational activities and[...]
9:00 am Got to be NC Festival @ NC State Fairgrounds
Got to be NC Festival @ NC State Fairgrounds
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Got to be NC Festival @ NC State Fairgrounds | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The annual Got to be NC Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a community celebration complete with livestock, fried food and family-friendly attractions. The three-day event features a homegrown food fair, carnival rides, live musical[...]
May
23
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
May
24
Wed
7:30 am LEARN IT UP! @ Raleigh Little Theatre
LEARN IT UP! @ Raleigh Little Theatre
May 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
LEARN IT UP! @ Raleigh Little Theatre  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The event is a panel discussion that is targeted at developers, real estate brokers, and community leaders, and is open to the public.  It is being presented by the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation and[...]