Morganton, NC Colleges

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Morganton

Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. Reader's Digest included Morganton in its list of top ten places to raise a family. The population was 16,918 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Burke County.

Morganton is one of the principal cities in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Near the city is the significant archaeological and historic site of Joara, a regional chiefdom of Mississippian culture and the location where the Spanish built Fort San Juan in 1567. It was settled by the Mississippian culture by AD 1000. It was also the first European colonial settlement in the interior of the United States, built more than 40 years before the English settled Jamestown, Virginia.

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Schools in and around Morganton, NC

Name
Western Piedmont Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
McDowell Technical Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,264 average out-state tuition; $1,656 average in-state tuition
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $26,524 average out-state tuition; $26,524 average in-state tuition
Catawba Valley Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Mayland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,952 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Guilford Technical Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition

Morganton, 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