Where will your educational journey take you?

Let’s take the first step together.


You’re a high school graduate (or soon to be) or have credits from another school looking for a traditional campus experience in the mountains.


Need flexibility to complete a bachelor’s degree through your computer or somewhere closer to home? This is the option for you.


You already have a bachelor’s degree, but want to take your education to the next level.



We can’t wait to show off this place we call home.

At 4,000 feet—the highest elevation of any school east of the Mississippi River—our adventures never stop. Explore campus and experience what it means to be a Bobcat. Tour the grounds, attend a class, or meet with a counselor—the choice is yours.

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Cost and Financial Aid

Paying for school can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

We are committed to affordability and will help you (yes, you!) through the process. We award more than $10 million in institutional scholarships and more than $25 million in financial aid annually. With grants, work-study, loans, or other assistance your out-of-pocket costs can be equal to or less than a public four-year college.

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Bobcat Stories

We all have stories to tell and the Bobcats are no different.
Check out some of ours

Counselors and Educators

Are you a high school counselor or educator wanting to learn more about our academic offerings, support services, the admission process, or tuition? We’ve gathered some resources just for you.

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 Need help or have a question?

 Main Campus:


Office of Admission
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Start your journey.

Our programs teach you how to navigate the path ahead—we can help you take the first step.