Alamance Burlington School System

The Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) provides quality public education to more than 22,000 students in 19 elementary, 7 middle and 7 high schools, and 1 alternative school. ABSS students consistently score above state averages in a number of scholastic categories, and faculty members have received numerous state and national awards for teaching excellence

Elon University

The County is home to Elon University, a nationally ranked four-year liberal arts college with an annual enrollment exceeding 5,000. Elon has accredited schools of law, business, communications and education. The university has announced plans to begin a new Master of Science program in Physician Assistant Studies. This is another step forward as Elon plans a School of Health Sciences.  Recently, Elon was named #1 on the list of Most Amazing College Campuses by America’s Best Colleges. Other rankings for the school can be viewed here.

Alamance Community College

Alamance Community College offers a wide range of educational and vocational training programs to more than 18,000 students annually. The community college is part of the statewide network of schools providing training and retraining for local residents to meet needs of both existing and new employers in the state.

Read more about the Business & Industry services provided by the NC Community College System.

Higher Education

Several major public and private universities are within easy driving distance, including Duke University, NC State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, NC A&T State University and Wake Forest University.

For additional information about colleges and universities in North Carolina, visit the NC Independent Colleges & Universities website or the University of North Carolina system website.

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