What is the Appalachian Center at Hickory?
The Appalachian Center at Hickory is one of four member institutions of the Appalachian State University Greater Hickory Partnership, providing both degree and non-degree programs for students of all ages through off-campus programs in Hickory, NC.
The Appalachian Center at Hickory was originally established in 2003 as HMHEC (Hickory Metro Higher Ed Center), a partnership between Appalachian State University, Catawba Valley Community College, and Lenoir-Rhyne College in collaboration with the City of Hickory and Catawba County. In July, 2009, HMHEC was disbanded and became the Appalachian State University Center at Hickory.
Degree-seeking students from throughout the Greater Hickory Metro area apply to Appalachian State University. Upon admittance, students attend off-campus programs in Hickory, NC, or study on-line, and earn their degrees from Appalachian.
For more information about off-campus degree programs, visit the Extension and Distance Education website »