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Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville

The Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville was launched in 2012 to expand the University’s mission and serve the specific needs of Western North Carolina and beyond. As a commitment to the community, Lenoir-Rhyne purchased part of 36 Montford Avenue to house a state-of-the-art learning space in downtown Asheville, and hired full-time, terminally-degreed faculty to direct the graduate programs, mentor students, and develop community partnerships. The Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville currently enrolls over 200 students in 12 programs and is becoming known for its leadership in key community initiatives.


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  • fltr - Experiences

Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit Biltmore, shop and dine downtown, visit the aSHEville and other museums; there's something new to discover around every turn.

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  • fltr - Programs

The Center of Graduate Studies of Asheville offers a number of graduate degree programs, plus many more online, for students to choose from.

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  • fltr - Innovative Teaching

Each year the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville hosts the Bioneers Conference which bring together professionals and community leaders to discuss and develop strategies to build more resilient and sustainable communities.

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