Cullowhee, NC Colleges

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Cullowhee

Cullowhee (pronunciation: /?k?l?hwi?/) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jackson County, North Carolina, United States. Cullowhee is best known for being the home of Western Carolina University (WCU). The population was 9,428 as of the 2010 census. The area known as Cullowhee has Western Carolina University, part of the UNC System, and the village/town of Forest Hills within its area. The Jackson County Recreation Department and the Jackson County Airport are also located in the Cullowhee area. The name of the town was long thought to mean "Valley of the Lillies" but now is believed to be a part of the phrase, "Judacullah's Place." Judacullah, a giant warrior and hunter who the Cherokee believe to live in the area, is an important figure in their religion and culture.

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Schools in and around Cullowhee, NC

Name
Western Carolina University
Four or more years; Public; $12,595 average out-state tuition; $2,998 average in-state tuition
Southwestern Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Haywood Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Brevard College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $22,700 average out-state tuition; $22,700 average in-state tuition
South College-Asheville
Four or more years; Private for profit; $16,800 average out-state tuition; $16,800 average in-state tuition
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,956 average out-state tuition; $1,802 average in-state tuition
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Four or more years; Private for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition

Cullowhee, NC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program $3,000 February 01, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 17, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship $1,000 March 15, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017