Appalachian State Expansion to Hickory

Appalachian State University established the App State at Hickory Campus as a new initiative to expand public higher education access and outreach in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area. In the next 20 years, the Hickory Campus is projected to outpace the size and population of App State’s main Boone campus. Hickory is just outside Caldwell County in our neighboring Catawba County, with US 321 connecting the primary campus in nearby Boone to the Hickory Campus. 

Our Shining Regional Asset: CCC&TI

CCC TI Forlines BuildingCaldwell Community College & 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 positively impact students' lives, support economic development and offer diverse services and opportunities that improve the quality of life for everyone. Fast Track Training, completely online programs and complete academic courses of study are available. The institution is award-winning. CCC&TI’s President was named North Carolina Community College President of the Year in 2023.

CCC&TI Fast Track Training:

World-Renowned Regional Higher Education