Category Archives: Education

What is “postsecondary attainment”?

What is “postsecondary attainment”? This post was co-authored with the John M. Belk Endowment. School administrators, policy analysts, and government officials have begun using the term “postsecondary attainment” when discussing successful educational outcomes. What does this mean? Postsecondary refers to … Continue reading

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Introducing North Carolina’s Public Postsecondary Pipeline

On February 20, the myFutureNC Commission announced a statewide attainment goal: by 2030, 2 million North Carolinians age 25-44 will hold a postsecondary degree or nondegree credential. This represents a 67% postsecondary attainment rate for this age group in 2030, … Continue reading

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Obstacles & Opportunities for Educational Attainment in NC

This post initially appeared as part of the Hunt Institute’s My Future NC’s blog series. ************************************************************************ Demographic changes in the composition of North Carolina’s child population will likely introduce new challenges to reaching any goal of increasing statewide educational attainment. In … Continue reading

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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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