Educational facilities drive our local economic development and overall skill level of our workforce. Within a 30 minute drive of Haywood County are six community colleges and universities that offer excellent educational training and enrichment opportunities for businesses and their employees. Many of our area universities and community colleges have received state and national honors, accolades and awards.
Here are a few:
- Haywood Community College
- Southwestern Community College
- Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
- Western Carolina University
- University of North Carolina at Asheville
- Warren Wilson College
- Montreat College
- Mars Hill University
- Brevard College
- South College
- Lenoir-Rhyne University
- Gardner-Webb University
- Asheville Graduate Center
Some noteworthy mentions:
- Western Carolina University was named by Princeton Review as the best school in the nation to earn a Master’s Degree in Business and the most amazing university performing arts centers.
- Western Carolina University ranked among the top 15 public universities in the South according to US News and World Report.
- UNC-A ranked 8th best public liberal arts college in the country by US News and World Report.