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.

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10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Sep 20 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
12:00 pm Urban Design Center Talks: Bold ... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Urban Design Center Talks: Bold ... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm
Urban Design Center Talks: Bold Ideas for Dix Park and the City of Raleigh @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Urban Design Center and Dix Park Team have teamed up to bring you a series of lectures focused on contemporary and innovative ways to think about our city, Dix Park, and the relationship[...]
5:00 pm Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Join us every Wednesday evening from 5 pm – 6:30 pm for the months of August through October for “Music on Market”. The series which is a community collaboration between Trophy Brewing Company, Indy Week, YMCA of the[...]
6:30 pm Irregardless’ Well Fed Garden Fa... @ The Well Fed Community Garden
Irregardless’ Well Fed Garden Fa... @ The Well Fed Community Garden
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Irregardless' Well Fed Garden Farm Dinner @ The Well Fed Community Garden | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Casual Farm Dinner fresh pizza made with herbs picked from the garden. Witness the growing cycle, reconnect with the soil.
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7:00 pm Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church | 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[...]