Category Archives: Education

NC workforce grows—and grows more educated—from migration

Download the one-page research brief: Migration’s Impact on the Educational Attainment of NC’s Workforce Working-age adults (18-64) make up the majority of migrants into and out of the state. On average, nearly 243,000 working-age adults moved into North Carolina each year … Continue reading

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NC in Focus: Prime Working-Age Adults with Postsecondary Attainment, 1970-2014

Levels of postsecondary educational attainment have risen steadily in recent decades. In 1970, only 19% of North Carolina adults ages 25-64 had any postsecondary education, six percentage points less than the national rate of 25%. Though adult postsecondary attainment in … Continue reading

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NC in Focus: Educational attainment by race/ethnicity and nativity

The percentage of North Carolina adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher rose from 22.8% in 2001 to 28.6% in 2014, according to data from the American Community Survey. Asian-Americans had the highest educational attainment, with more than half of … Continue reading

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College Bound: NC high school graduates and the UNC school system

By this Sunday (May 1), most college-bound high school seniors will have made a decision about where they will be this fall. For North Carolina students staying in-state, college-bound students have a choice between 15 campuses. Where do they go? … Continue reading

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Majority of NC high school graduates intend to continue their education

Educational attainment is critical to future success. For individuals, “educational attainment is a powerful predictor of well-being.” Higher levels of educational attainment are associated with higher wages, better health, and lower rates of unemployment. For communities and employers, education is … Continue reading

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