36 NC Independent “Private” Colleges

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The following are all the private colleges in North Carolina.

This information is provided for students who are interested in transferring to a 4-year institution. In most cases, there is a contact name for transfer students as well as some links to click on for more information. If there isn’t a contact person, call the main number and ask for a “transfer counselor” or an “admissions counselor that works with transfer students.” Contact persons and links may change over time and will be monitored; however, if you notice an error, please contact Celeste Allis at  allisc@rockinghamcc.edu  or Olivia Brookshire at  brookshireo4911@rockinghamcc.edu.

Note: ICAA is an abbreviation for Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement  and contains a list of “private” colleges that participate in the articulation of students from community college to private colleges.

Barton College (Wilson, est. 1902)
(800) 345-4973
Jill Pittman, Transfer Counselor (252) 399-6317
Barton College Transfer Information

Bennett College for Women (Greensboro, est. 1873)
(336) 517-2100
Benita Corbin, Transfer Counselor
Bennett College Transfer Information

Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, est. 1876)
(888) 222-0110
Lucy Conaway, Transfer Counselor (704) 840-6519
Belmont Abbey Transfer Information

Brevard College (Brevard, est. 1853)
(800) 527-9090
David Volrath, Transfer Counselor
Brevard College Transfer Information

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Concord, est. 1942)
(704) 403-1555
Tenisha Ore, Transfer Counselor (704) 403-2589
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Transfer Information

Campbell University (Buies Creek, est. 1887)
(800) 334-4111
Nick Haszko, Transfer Counselor
Campbell University Transfer Information

Catawba College (Salisbury, est. 1851)
Elaine Holden, Transfer Counselor
Catawba College Transfer Information

Chowan University (Murfreesboro, est. 1848)
(888) 4-CHOWAN
Scott Parker, Transfer Counselor (252) 398-6314
Chowan University Transfer Information

Davidson College (Davidson, est. 1837)
(704) 894-2000
Dave Kraus or Janis Beam Transfer Counselors (800) 768-0380
Davidson College Transfer Information

Duke University (Durham, est. 1838)
(919) 684-8111
Counselors are available for transfer students to call after 12:30pm
Duke University Transfer Information

Elon University (Elon, est. 1891)
(336) 278-2000
Kaitlyn Shultz, Transfer Counselor
Elon University Transfer Information

Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, est. 1905)
(336) 831-1904 or (704) 406-4000
Miranda Hodge, Transfer Counselor (704) 406-4487 or Kaye Shenk (704) 406-3962
Gardner-Webb University Transfer Information

Greensboro College (Greensboro, est. 1838)
(336) 272-7102
Two online programs in Criminal Justice and Business Administration geared for AA/AS, but could work for AAS too.
Options for AAS to BA in Early Childhood or B-K.
BBA Business Degree, every Monday night and one Saturday a month (meals provided).
Greensboro College Transfer Information

Guilford College (Greensboro, est. 1837)
(336) 316-2000
Sharice Chandler (17-22 traditional aged students) (336) 316-2304
Students 23+ years old contact Center for Continuing Education (CCE) (336) 316-2179
General merit-based scholarships available
Why Guilford College is for Adults?
Guilford College Transfer Information

High Point University (High Point, est. 1924)
(336) 841-9000
Joe Christy, Transfer Counselor (336) 841-9277
High Point University Transfer Information

Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte, est. 1867)
(704) 378-1010
Kenielle Morris, Transfer Counselor (704) 378-1012
Johnson C. Smith University Transfer Information

Lees-McRae College (Banner Elk, est. 1900)
(800) 280-4562
Tonya Fulk, Transfer Counselor
Lees-McRae College Transfer Information

Lenoir-Rhyne College (Hickory, est. 1891)
(800) 277-5721
Marsha Gniadek, Transfer Counselor ext 7365
Lenior-Rhyne College Transfer Information  

Livingstone College (Salisbury, est. 1879)
(800) 835-3435
Mr. Griffin, Ms. Jarett, Carol Pickett, Transfer Counselors (704) 216-6004 or (704) 216-6039
Livingstone College Transfer Information

Louisburg College (Louisburg, est. 1787)
(919) 496-2521
Ms. Alley Worth
Louisburg is a Junior College offering Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Business
Louisburg College Transfer Information

Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, est. 1856)
(866) 642-4968
Sarah Gaffney Transfer Counselor
Mars Hill University Transfer Information  

Meredith College (Raleigh, est. 1891)
Ashley Cohen Transfer Counselor (919) 760-8581
Meredith College Transfer Information

Methodist University (Fayetteville, est. 1956)
(800) 488-7110
Sebina Schnieder, (910) 630-7190 and Linda Gravitt, (910) 630-7074 Transfer Counselors
Offer several Evening Programs (Accounting, Social Work, History, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Environmental/Occupational Management, and Business Administration).
Methodist University Transfer Information

Montreat College (Montreat, est. 1916)
(800) 622-6968
Kayla Newsome, Transfer Counselor
Must have new and old testament classes in addition to AA/AS
Montreat College Transfer Information

Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, est. 1951)
(855) MOC-GOAL
Mount Olive College Transfer Information

N.C. Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, est. 1956)
(800) 488-6292
Felicia Lynch, Transfer Counselor 252-955-3380
N.C. Wesleyan College Transfer Information

Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, est. 1885)
(800) 338-2060
Emily Carella ext. 3047 Transfer Counselor
Pfeiffer University Transfer Information  

Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, est. 1857)
(704) 337-2200 
Penny Cook, Transfer Counselor
Queens University of Charlotte Transfer Information

St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, est. 1896)
(800) 763-0198
Megan Harvey, Transfer Counselor (910) 277-5148
Forensic Science (Psychology or Chemistry focus), Creative Writing, Video Game & Arts Design, Equestrian, Business Programs
St. Andrews University Transfer Information

Saint Augustine’s College (Raleigh, est. 1867)
(919) 516-4000
Transfer Counselors at Ext. 4012
Saint Augstine’s College Transfer Information

Salem College (Winston-Salem, est. 1772)
(336) 721-2600
Age 22 & Under: Jennifer Kiger Chapman jennifer.chapman@salem.edu, (336) 917-5570
Age 23+: Anne Donovan anne.donovan@salem.edu, (336) 721-5456
Special program for first generation college students FLEER (23+) Adult Education
Salem College Transfer Information

Shaw University (Raleigh, est. 1865)
(800) 214-6683
Ms. Cooper, Transfer Counselor
Shaw University Transfer Information

Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, est. 1834)
(336) 758-5000
Aaron Rogers (336) 758-4929
Wake Forest University Transfer Information

Warren Wilson College (Asheville, est. 1894)
(828) 298-3325
Sharon Lytle, Transfer Counselor (828) 771-2075
Typically accepts any coursework that is in the liberal arts general education area.
Warren Wilson Transfer Information

William Peace University (Raleigh, est. 1857)
(919) 508-2000
Anna Burreli, Transfer Counselor (919) 508-2019
Online classes through the School of Professional Studies.
William Peace University Transfer Information

Wingate University (Wingate, est. 1896)
(800) 755-5550
Chelsey Parker, Transfer Counselor
Wingate University Transfer Information


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)