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.

Jun
26
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jul
2
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene 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[...]
Jul
6
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome[...]
Jul
9
Mon
7:00 pm Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm
Southwest Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Carolina Pines Park | 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[...]
Jul
10
Tue
10:30 am City of Raleigh Museum Storytime... @ City of Raleigh Museum
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with[...]