The Western Carolina University-Cherokee Center was established in 1975 and is committed to serving tribal and non-tribal residents of Cherokee, N.C. and the surrounding communities. Hundreds of people who may not have received a college education have been able, with the Center's help, to begin their classes locally and move on to attend the Cullowhee campus. Many of these people hold leadership positions on and off the Boundary.
In today’s competitive market, career advancement requires more education. Western’s Cherokee Center can help students meet this requirement and prepare them to take advantage of new opportunities that come their way.
Meet your educational goals in Cherokee
- Classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings and located at the Center.
- Full credit is offered for required or elective courses in a variety of disciplines.
- Members of Western's world-class faculty lead classes in their areas of expertise.
- A wide range of advisement services is available free of charge either at the Center or on the main campus in Cullowhee.
- Many students opt to take a course or two before making a commitment. Check our current schedule and sample one of our courses before you decide if Western is right for you.
Look to the Cherokee Center for personal, no-nonsense advice about the admissions and financial aid application process. The Center's staff is able to provide valuable information on educational opportunities, degree requirements, and transfer procedures as well as guidance in setting your future career goals.
For more information:
Director of the Cherokee Center