Colleges and Universities in Winston-Salem

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Wake Forest University Wait ChapelWinston-Salem offers a wealth of educational institutions to obtain a degree, further your education or brush up on skills. Whether you’re looking for medical school, film school, law school, seminary, a historically African American college, women’s college, a technical degree, or an ACC college, you can find it all here in the Twin City.

Here’s an alphabetical list of our city’s higher education institutions:

Forsyth Technical Community College

2100 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech and FTCC) is a two-year public community college that was founded in 1960. Forsyth Tech is one of the largest community colleges in North Carolina, with an enrollment of more than 12,000 for-credit students and 24,000 corporate and continuing education students. Today, it offers more than 190 programs of study leading to diplomas, certificates or degrees.

Piedmont International University

420 South Broad St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Piedmont International University (formerly known as Piedmont Bible Institute and Piedmont Baptist College) was founded in 1945. It offers more than 50 areas of study with degrees offered from undergraduate through PhD. Piedmont International University is consistently ranked in the top ten for best online colleges in North Carolina by and among the most affordable small colleges in the country by

Salem College

601 South Church St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Winston-Salem is proud to be the home of the country’s oldest educational institution for women. Salem College is a liberal arts women’s college, founded in 1772. Salem College offers undergraduate degrees for women, as well as co-educational graduate-degrees in education. Salem College’s Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education offers programs for both men and women ages 23 and older. The Campus of Salem College is also home to Salem Academy, a private all-girls high school, and adjacent to the beautiful historic Old Salem Museum and Gardens. Salem College ranks consistently as one of the Top 10 “best buys” in women’s colleges in the country in Money Magazine as well as in the Top 25 for Best Buy in Liberal Arts Colleges in the Southeast.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Another first, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), (formerly known as North Carolina School of the Arts or NCSA), is the oldest state-supported conservatory focusing on training the whole artist. UNCSA offers a high school track, undergraduate and graduate programs in dance, design and production, filmmaking, music and theatre. UNCSA ranked 6th in the world as Best Drama School by Hollywood Reporter in 2014 and its film school also ranks as one of the best film schools in the world.

Wake Forest University

1834 Wake Forest Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Wake Forest University (WFU) is a private, non-sectarian, research university founded in 1834 at its original location in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The University moved to Winston-Salem in 1956. Wake Forest offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in many disciplines, including professional schools in divinity, law, management and medicine. In 2014, Wake Forest was ranked 27 out of 280 universities nationwide in a list of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report. For 19 consecutive years, WFU has been ranked in the top 30 among U.S. universities. (U.S. News and World Report – 2014). 

Winston-Salem State University

601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), founded in 1892, is a public institution of the University of North Carolina system set on 117 acres in Winston-Salem. WSSU is a historically African American college. Today, WSSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs to a diverse student body.

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