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Commitment to Learning

Quality education at all levels is a top priority in Lincoln County. Our local school system continuously achieves expected growth at most schools while also achieving designations of School of Distinction, School of Excellence. In fact, many families have moved to Lincoln County to take advantage of our schools, and we invite you to do the same!

Gaston Community College serves the County with campuses in Lincolnton and next door in Dallas, NC. The college serves as both an excellent choice of higher education and as the primary provider of workforce training. The college works closely with the local business community and our economic development efforts to provide customized training opportunities.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers a vast array of opportunities for those seeking a traditional four-year education just a short drive from Lincoln County. With more than 25,000 students, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the fourth-largest university of the 16 institiutions within North Carolina’s statewide university system.

UNC Charlotte offers 18 doctoral degrees, 62 master’s degrees and 90 bachelor’s degrees.

Our central location in the Piedmont area makes for numerous other four-year opportunities:

Lenoir-Rhyne University, 19.3 Miles
Belmont Abbey College, 19.6 Miles
Davidson College, 21.7 Miles
Gardner-Webb University, 27.8 Miles
ITT Technical Institute – Charlotte South, 27.9 Miles


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