Mission & Principles

What do those C’s stand for?

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges is a nonprofit consortium promoting cooperating and collaboration among higher education institutions in Raleigh and Wake County. Its members are Meredith College, NC State University, William Peace University, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University and Wake Technical Community College.

What does cooperating mean to us?

It means bringing together students, faculty and staff from the six campuses.  And it means connecting our colleges and universities to the community. We believe working together fosters creativity and problem-solving and saves valuable time and resources. It means students can take courses at other Raleigh colleges and share library and other resources. It means leaders with common interests (academic affairs, registration, student affairs, international programs, etc.) meet regularly to learn from each other and solve problems. It means Raleigh area residents have access to educational television, can find out about opportunities for them through living in this college-rich community and that government officials and college officials work on common goals. And it means we are always looking for ways to contribute to our community and cooperate with community entities from city and county government, law enforcement, cultural institutions and nonprofits and businesses.

Making an Impact

According to a 2018 study, CRC colleges contributed an estimated $9 billion to the Wake County economy, accounting for 219,000 jobs in the area. The totals represented 22% of all wage and salary income in the local economy and 40% of all Wake County jobs. Additionally, local public revenues and its municipalities derived from the total income generated by the CRC institutions are estimated to be $180 million 2017.