Catawba College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Salisbury, North Carolina, USA. Founded in 1851 by the North Carolina Classis of the Reformed Church in Newton, the college adopted its name from its county of origin, Catawba County, before moving to its current home of Salisbury in 1925.
Today, Catawba College still holds loose ties with the successor to the Reformed Church, the United Church of Christ, and offers more than thirty undergraduate degrees.
In 2009, Catawba College was listed as 17th in the U.S. News and World Report in the category "Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South." Catawba College has been consistently named as one of the "361 Best Colleges" by the Princeton Review, and the school's theatre program is consistently rated as one of the top 10 in the nation, and in 2011 alone, winning 8 awards from the Metrolina Theatre Association for their production of Bright Lights, Big City. In 2008 and 2009, In Tune Monthly named Catawba College one of the best music schools in the country.
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