With five colleges and universities in Greensboro and six more in the region, an excellent community college, a progressive law school, and about 50,000 college students, Greensboro is definitely a college town. These schools bring cutting-edge researchers to live and work here. They contribute heavily to the arts and cultural atmosphere in the city through theatre, music, literature, art, and dance exhibitions and performances. They also are economic development engines, working diligently to turn research into companies and help private industry leap forward with newly discovered technologies.
North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) have collaborated to create Gateway University Research Park, for the purposes of supporting research and economic development within the Triad. The Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is another joint project between the universities that will be housed at Gateway University Research Park. JSNN will concentrate on education and research in nanobioscience, nanotechnology, and environmental nanoscience.
Other areas of distinction are the T.H. Davis Aviation School at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), the transportation and logistics programs at UNCG, NC A&T, and GTCC, the School of Engineering at NC A&T, and School of Music at UNCG.