Grounded in classical wisdom.

Trained in contemporary skills.

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Thales College is a return to what higher education was meant to be, and a fresh new take on college for the 21st century. The best of the past and the present is combined to prepare our students for their future.


Carefully designed to prepare graduates to excel in the modern world

  • Provides students with the knowledge, thinking and professional skills, and character traits necessary to thrive and succeed in today’s work environment
  • Curriculum and extracurricular experiences are intentionally curated to include the best possible content that will fully prepare students to succeed
  • Accelerated degree allows students to learn and graduate in record time, equipped to enter the workplace and contribute in meaningful ways
  • Affordable tuition at a rate of $4,000 per term enables students to graduate without crippling debt, starting life out on strong financial footing

Many colleges and universities overcharge and underdeliver.

Thales College is different.

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"Thales College forms students with the skills and intellectual knowledge they need to be fulfilled, competent thinkers and contributive members of society."

Bob Luddy | Founder of Thales College

Prepared for Life

The only true measure of a college is the strength of its graduates. Thales College alumni will leave our school with:

  • Excellent academic and professional preparation for a wide variety of careers
  • Real world skills employers are eager to find: Thinking, professional, technical, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive work experience
  • Impressive network of professional contacts
  • Significant personal development and self-confidence
  • Minimal or no student loan debt
  • High likelihood of success in the workplace

"I love Thales College because it is not like most colleges. Thales College emphasizes a high quality education based on truth that has stood the test of time: an education that builds virtue, morals, and character. The professors are truly eager to educate and will spend one-on-one time with students to make sure they understand the material. While Thales delivers a premium education, the College also strives to make tuition as affordable as possible. The cost of a Thales College degree is far below almost every other private college or university in the nation. When I was deciding what college to attend, I was searching for an affordable institution that offered quality education grounded in truth. I found what I was looking for in Thales College."

- Thales College Dual Enrollment Student

Visit Us

Come and visit our school in beautiful Wake Forest, NC, just outside of Raleigh!

Sit in on our classes and meet our students and faculty.

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Life in Raleigh

Thales College is located just outside of North Carolina’s capital city, which is home to:

  • 18,000 restaurants
  • 15 public parks
  • 8 museums
  • 3 major shopping malls and over 100 unique stand-alone shops
  • Multiple professional sports teams, event centers, and concert venues
  • Several large lakes and rivers
  • Two-hour drive from the mountains and the beach
  • A vibrant downtown social scene

Check out this list of suggested places to visit in the Raleigh area.

With so many places to explore, you’re sure to find plenty to do on the weekends!


  • “[Thales College students] equipped with the work habits and soft skills that will benefit them both personally and professionally.”

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  • “Schools like Thales College in the U.S. allow working-class families and average kids to be able to choose the education they want”

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Classes held at:

3121 Heritage Trade Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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