Here in Wilson, families are at the heart of our community making education a top priority for regional leaders. From a standout public school system to top-ranked private schools, a historic, local college to prestigious universities at our doorstep, Wilson boasts diverse educational offerings.

The Wilson County School System serves 11,164 students, including those from the City of Wilson, in three modern high schools, six middle schools, and 14 elementary schools. Wilson is also home to two early colleges, Wilson Academy of Applied Technology and Wilson Early College Academy where students can hone technological skills and earn an Associate Degree while completing high school education. In addition to its public schools, the County is home to Greenfield School, Wilson Christian Academy, and Community Christian School. The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, a public residential school for deaf children from kindergarten through grade 12, is also located in Wilson.

Vocational education is available at Wilson Technical Community College. Higher education is available at Barton College, a private four-year liberal art institution.

Wilson Community College: 2-year college transfer degrees in a variety of fields, customized training for industry; serves 10,250 students annually.

Barton College Enrollment: 4-year liberal arts college; offers weekend college; international focus; serves 1200 students annually.


Colleges within proximity to Wilson include:

Campbell University

Chowan College

Duke University

East Carolina University

Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville State University

Louisburg College

Meredith College

Methodist College

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Shaw University

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

University of Mount Olive

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina – Pembroke

University of North Carolina – Wilmington

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