Colleges and Universities
Charlotte is home to a number of colleges and universities. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) is the state's fourth largest university. Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), the state's largest community college, has six campuses across Mecklenburg County. Queens University and Johnson C. Smith University are private institutions offering undergraduate classes in Charlotte.
Johnson & Wales University recently located its headquarters campus in uptown Charlotte. It is a top-rated culinary school and offers degrees in hospitality and business.
The public schools together with the many private school opportunities provide families with a broad range of educational offerings and programs for all types of educational needs.