Appalachian State University, affectionately known as App State by its students and alumni, is known for its special combination of people and place, set in one of the country’s most beautiful locations. It's the perfect setting to strengthen your academic focus, discover your passions, enhance your leadership skills and take the next step in your life’s journey.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute- Watauga Campus
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) is an affordable, convenient higher education and career training option serving the people of Caldwell and Watauga counties and beyond. They strive to have a positive impact on the lives of the students, to support economic development and to offer diverse services and opportunities that improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.
Two Rivers Community School (TRCS) is a tuition-free, public-charter school grown in the mountains of North Carolina. TRCS strives for academic excellence in an environment founded on the Experiential Learning framework. Using the community as a vital resource, they instill a love of learning, compassion, environmental responsibility, and service.
The Watauga County Schools system serves a total of 4,400 students in eight K-8 schools and one comprehensive high school. This district enjoys a long- standing reputation for excellence thanks to exceptional teachers and a community that values and supports public education. Parents, local businesses, the Watauga Education Foundation, civic groups, and our County Commissioners are all engaged in the work and committed to student success.