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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9:00 am Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Museum’s third annual festival of flowers returns Thursday, March 30, 2017. Art in Bloom features over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During the four-day festival, you may be inspired[...]
7:00 pm Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Gro... @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Gro... @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable” @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Half of humanity, nearly 3.5 billion of us, live in cities. By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas with 95 percent of that expansion happening in the developing[...]
Mar
31
Fri
9:00 am Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Museum’s third annual festival of flowers returns Thursday, March 30, 2017. Art in Bloom features over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During the four-day festival, you may be inspired[...]
12:00 pm International Festival at NC Sta... @ NCSU Stafford Commons
International Festival at NC Sta... @ NCSU Stafford Commons
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
International Festival at NC State University @ NCSU Stafford Commons | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
We are pleased to announce an International Festival at NC State University on Friday, March 31st from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Stafford Commons. This event is sponsored by Student Involvement, Student Government, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the[...]
3:00 pm Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon a... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon a... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
2017 will mark Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon and 1/2 Marathon’s 4th year with the series since the inaugural race in 2014. Through the years, Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh has become known for its beautiful[...]