Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at North Carolina private colleges.

There are 66 Private colleges in North Carolina on our list. Explore the the schools below to get an idea if any are a match for you.


List of Private colleges in North Carolina
College Location
Apex School of Theology Durham, North Carolina
Barton College Wilson, North Carolina
Belmont Abbey College Belmont, North Carolina
Bennett College for Women Greensboro, North Carolina
Brevard College Brevard, North Carolina
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, North Carolina
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina
Carolina Bible College Fayetteville, North Carolina
Carolina Christian College Winston Salem, North Carolina
Catawba College Salisbury, North Carolina
Chowan University Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina
DeVry University North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina
Duke University Durham, North Carolina
Elon University Elon, North Carolina
Gardner Webb University Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Grace College of Divinity Fayetteville, North Carolina
Greensboro College Greensboro, North Carolina
Guilford College Greensboro, North Carolina
Harrison College Morrisville, North Carolina
Heritage Bible College Dunn, North Carolina
ITT Technical Institute Cary Cary, North Carolina
ITT Technical Institute Charlotte North Charlotte, North Carolina
ITT Technical Institute Charlotte South Charlotte, North Carolina
ITT Technical Institute Durham Durham, North Carolina
ITT Technical Institute High Point High Point, North Carolina
Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina
Johnson C Smith University Charlotte, North Carolina
King's College Charlotte, North Carolina
Laurel University High Point, North Carolina
Lees McRae College Banner Elk, North Carolina
Lenoir Rhyne University Hickory, North Carolina
Living Arts College Raleigh, North Carolina
Livingstone College Salisbury, North Carolina
Louisburg College Louisburg, North Carolina
Mars Hill University Mars Hill, North Carolina
Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina
Methodist University Fayetteville, North Carolina
Mid Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Miller Motte College Jacksonville, North Carolina
Miller Motte College Cary Cary, North Carolina
Miller Motte College Fayetteville Fayetteville, North Carolina
Miller Motte College Greenville Greenville, North Carolina
Miller Motte College Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina
Miller Motte College Wilmington Wilmington, North Carolina
Montreat College Montreat, North Carolina
Mount Olive College Mount Olive, North Carolina
New Life Theological Seminary Charlotte, North Carolina
North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, North Carolina
Piedmont International University Winston Salem, North Carolina
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina
Saint Augustines College Raleigh, North Carolina
Salem College Winston Salem, North Carolina
Shaw University Raleigh, North Carolina
Shepherds Theological Seminary Cary, North Carolina
South College Asheville Asheville, North Carolina
St. Andrews University Laurinburg, North Carolina
The Art Institute of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina
The Art Institute of Raleigh Durham Durham, North Carolina
University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus Charlotte, North Carolina
University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus Raleigh, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Winston Salem, North Carolina
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, North Carolina
William Peace University Raleigh, North Carolina
Wingate University Wingate, North Carolina