Catawba College: Review & Facts

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Catawba College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,340 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1851 and is one of the 4 schools and colleges located in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Catawba College is affiliated with United Church of Christ.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
41
Catawba College will give you the option to obtain a bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Catawba College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 41 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Education, Occupational Therapy, and Music. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
67%
Catawba College student retention rate is relatively low at 67% (close to North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Catawba College is below average - 55%.

Student to faculty ratio at Catawba College is pretty decent, 15:1. Learn more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$26,100
Average tuition costs are very high - around $26,100 a year.

Read the details about Catawba College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
45%
As reported in recent government data, 3,448 applications were submitted and 1,547 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to enroll at this school.

Catawba College might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Catawba College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,300
Catawba College provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Catawba College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Catawba College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 800 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: approximately $5,300 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Catawba College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Catawba College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Catawba College Location and Maps



Post Address: Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144, USA
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