Education is a priority in Chatham County. More than 80% of residents over the age of 25 have a high school diploma and more than 30% have a college degree. The communities benefit from close proximity to several major research universities.

K - 12 Education

Chatham County Schools serve more than 8,100 students at 17 schools. In addition to Chatham County Schools, there are also two private schools and three charter schools. Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, Northwood High School in Pittsboro and Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill have all been listed among the top high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report!

Central Carolina Community College

Central Carolina Community College, based in neighboring Lee County, has locations in Siler City and Pittsboro. The school provides quality education and affordable training to local students in a wide variety of two-year degrees and certificates through their rich curriculum and continuing education courses. The Pittsboro campus has garnered much attention for its unique programs in sustainable agriculture, bio-fuels, green building, and sculpture.

Research Universities and 4-Year Colleges

A number of excellent public and private universities are within an hour’s drive of Chatham County’s borders. The opportunities for higher education near Chatham County are limitless and range from nationally recognized institutions to smaller regional universities.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
Duke University (Durham)
North Carolina Central University (Durham)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro)
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro)
Meredith College (Raleigh)
William Peace University (Raleigh)
Shaw University (Raleigh)
Campbell University (Buies Creek)

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