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University City has grown around the University of North Carolina at Charlotte making this the smartest part of Charlotte. Whether you are thinking about sending your little one into a classroom for the first time, you are a young adult exploring higher education, or you are soon to empty your nest and take a few classes yourself, University City offers high-quality choices to suit your needs.

Charlotte Mecklenburg K-12

When choosing a school for your children, you want them to have the best teachers possible. You want life-long, committed educators – people who entered the profession as a calling, who dedicate their lives to young people.

CMS is dedicated to educating children across Mecklenburg County. They also offer continuing education courses for adults, extracurricular activities, sporting events, academic clubs, open libraries, and they invite the community for local events, concerts, seminars, etc.

STEM, Montessori, and Private

Alternate education options are booming across America and University City is no exception. Students who graduate from these programs often find they are better prepared for the rigors of a college curriculum that will jumpstart them on a rewarding and well-paying career in a variety of _elds. Check out these options:

Corvian Community School
Governor’s Village STEM
Guidepost Montessori School at Prosperity
Mallard Creek STEM Academy
Queen City STEM

The University of
North Carolina at Charlotte

University City is home to UNC Charlotte, the second largest university in North Carolina, with more than 30,000 students. The University boasts 171 undergraduate majors leading to 79 bachelor’s degrees, and 150 programs leading to 66 master’s degrees and 24 doctoral degrees. Through dynamic programs and hands-on research, the University brings together students and faculty who want to make a meaningful difference in their life, their community and within society. Here, they can make lifelong connections, feel a true sense of belonging and find strength in the Niner Nation community.

Early Childhood Education

Research has proven that a child’s success is largely dependent upon early childhood education. You will find many full day and half day daycare options throughout University City. Learn more at:

Mecklenburg County Pre-funding Pre-K
Daycare Centers
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education

Central Piedmont Community College

Two campuses are conveniently located near University City. The CATO Campus provides college transfer, College and Career Readiness, and Corporate and Continuing Education classes. The Merancas Campus is home to public safety and transportation system technologies programs.

University City Regional Library

University City Regional Library is one of the busiest branches in our County’s nationally recognized library system. Many adults and children come for the extensive programs, including the very popular children’s programs.

News

What to do in University City this month

August 2022 August 11, Sip & See at Real African Art Gallery (each Thursday) August 13 & 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Workshop: "Learning the Language of Trees" Workshop at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. $50 Register here. August 14, 2-5 p.m., "Trees Are the...

2022 St. Patrick’s Day Specials in University City

Looking for a little luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day? Check out these University City spots for specials and events.  Ninety’s Milkshake Bar | Seasonal shakes at Ninety’s include a “Lucky Charms” concoction that’ll turn your milk green, a shamrock shake with...
Historic Newell School still stands in University City

Black History Month: Remembering Newell School

As our name suggests, University City is rich in educational history. While we’re anchored by a major urban research institution, we’re also home to significant historic landmarks of Black education. During the Jim Crow era, segregation meant that many Black children...

Cinergy Dine-In Cinemas

Come April, you will have the option to watch movies in heated recliner chairs at 5336 Docia Crossing Road, formerly Studio Movie Grill. The Cinergy Dine-in Cinemas movie theater will have 10 screens, swivel tables, with a full bar and menu available to patrons. Read...

Mobile Library in Prosperity Village

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Mobile Library, MoLi (“Molly”), is now hitting the streets. The 33-foot-long vehicle is equipped with a wheelchair lift, side awning, Chromebooks, and over 1000 books. MoLi was built to help serve high-need areas of Mecklenburg...

UNC Charlotte’s New Tailgating Space

An anonymous donor gifted UNC Charlotte with $10 million to fund the construction of a three-acre outdoor complex that can accommodate 2,500 students for student gatherings and tailgating. In addition to the open space and landscaping, there will also be an 8,000...

Sign Up for Community Supported Agriculture

There’s just something about local produce that can’t be beat by what you get at the grocery store. Thanks to a University City Farmers Market partner, The Farm at Dover Vineyards, residents have the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce and support their local farm...

Support These Black-Owned Businesses

Whether you’re in the mood for a cocktail with friends, new jewelry, or a new dentist, check out all of these wonderful 70+ Black-owned businesses in the Charlotte area. Notable mentions for University City are Cuzzo’s Cuisine and Jazzy Cheesecakes. Read the full...

African American History in Charlotte

Places To Connect With African American History In Charlotte There are many things to explore in celebrating important people and historical events from the African diaspora that contributed to our communities today. An article in the Charlotte Observer  features 5...