Education in Greensboro, NC


Greensboro is home to two research universities, four colleges and a law school. There are degrees or certification programs for nearly every profession and continuing education opportunities for students of all ages. If you’re looking for an outstanding educational experience—for your child or yourself—Greensboro gets an A+.

Education Stats

Number of PK-12 students
Schools in the Guilford County Schools system
Total University/College Enrollment (2017)
Residents with at least a college degree
Number of Magnet & Choice Schools
Number of magnet & choice programs in Guilford County

Education Notables

Guilford County Schools - Greensboro, NC

Guilford County Schools

GCS, the third-largest school district in North Carolina, is divided into four regions, each with its own regional superintendent, office and support staff to provide personal attention to every school. GCS ranks 9th in the nation for number of teachers with board certifications. Learn more

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro, NC

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

With an enrollment of nearly 20,000, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the area and has been recognized for challenging academic programs, a supportive environment and an engaged community. Learn more

North Carolina A&T State University - Greensboro, NC

North Carolina A&T State University

NCA&T is the largest public HBCU in the country, as well as the Wall Street Journal's highest-ranked public school for combining research and teaching. Learn more

Guilford College - Greensboro, NC

Guilford College

Guilford College, the only Quaker-founded college in the southeastern U.S., provides a transformational and practical liberal arts education anchored by the core values of the Quaker community. Learn more

Greensboro College - Greensboro, NC

Greensboro College

Greensboro College, founded in 1838, provides undergraduates with a true liberal-arts education and offers six master's degrees. Greensboro College’s 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program is nationally recognized. Learn more

Bennett College - Greensboro, NC

Bennett College

Now one of only two historically black colleges in the U.S. that enroll only women, Bennett College was founded in 1873 as a normal school to educate and train freedmen and women as teachers. Learn more

Guilford Technical Community College - Greensboro, NC

Guilford Technical Community College

Offering more than 80 programs of study with associate degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as noncredit courses, GTCC is the third largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and serves students from six campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more

Elon University School of Law - Greensboro, NC

Elon University School of Law

Elon Law has been recognized as one of America’s 20 most innovative law schools for its groundbreaking model for experiential legal education. The North Carolina Business Court is located on the school’s campus. Learn more

Union Square Campus - Greensboro, NC

Union Square Campus

A partnership between Cone Health, Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Union Square Campus is a state-of-the art setting for educating nurses from associate level through the doctoral degree level.  Learn more

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering - Greensboro, NC

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) mission is to be a catalyst for breakthrough innovations that provide high-impact academic, industry and government research outcomes. Nanoscience degrees are awarded by UNCG and nanoengineering degrees are awarded by NCA&T. Learn more

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