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.

Sep
18
Tue
7:00 pm West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm
West Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland 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[...]
Sep
19
Wed
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Sep 19 @ 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!
Sep
20
Thu
11:00 am Love Local! Small Business Fair @ The Royal Banquet & Conference Center
Love Local! Small Business Fair @ The Royal Banquet & Conference Center
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Love Local! Small Business Fair @ The Royal Banquet & Conference Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come enjoy the first ever Love Local! Small Business Fair. This one-day event will showcase all the unique members of Shop Local Raleigh! Whether you are a business owner in need of professional services or[...]
6:00 pm Raleigh Night Market @ City Market
Raleigh Night Market @ City Market
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Raleigh Night Market @ City Market | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Shop for locally-made goods and enjoy live music and entertainment, local Triangle area artisans, food and drinks at the Raleigh Night Market in downtown Raleigh’s City Market. See raleighnightmarket.com for details.
Sep
21
Fri
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Sep 21 @ 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!