Catawba College is one of the forty-nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in North Carolina. The campus is located in a suburb, in Salisbury.
According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,336 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 335 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 241 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%). Every year 43% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.