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.

Oct
13
Sat
all-day THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
Oct 13 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
THE BEYOND: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art @ NCMA | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art is a wonderful mix of classical and contemporary art that pulls you deep into a story. Opening on October 13, 2018, you’ll want to make time for this[...]
Oct
23
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Oct 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[...]
Oct
26
Fri
all-day International Festival @ Raleigh Convention Center
International Festival @ Raleigh Convention Center
Oct 26 all-day
International Festival @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Enjoy the 2018 International Festival of Raleigh this October. This year’s theme is Celebrations around the World and offers three days of international performances, food, games, art, cultural exhibits and shopping at the Raleigh Convention[...]
6:00 pm Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See[...]
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another great season of Carolina Hurricanes hockey! Games are held in Raleigh at the PNC Arena. Click here for season information, times and tickets!