Perspective

myFutureNC blog series: North Carolina’s leaky education pipeline

Located within the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, Carolina Demography uses population-level data and other available research to provide context...

 

Video: How many NC students don’t finish college?

Throughout this series covering North Carolina’s education pipeline, we’ve looked at why too few of our citizens have a college...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Tyshon Hinton on starting his career without a degree

Tyshon Hinton, now 22 and living in Garner, remembers deciding school was not for him in his early elementary years....

 

Inside North Carolina’s leaky pipeline: How many students stay in college?

Access to and enrollment in a postsecondary program is the first step toward postsecondary attainment. Following enrollment, students must continue...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Dean Church talks going back to college over 30 years after high school

After serving in the Army and working over 20 years at a manufacturing company in Lenoir, Dean Church had a...

 

The biggest loss point in North Carolina’s education pipeline: On-time transition to college

On-time transition to college means that high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution in the fall of their graduating...

 

Video: Summer melt, explained

Every year, a significant portion of high school graduates who were planning to enroll in college fail to do so....

 

Inside North Carolina’s leaky pipeline: College and career readiness

Meeting an established standard of college and career readiness is important for all high school students, regardless of postsecondary intentions....

 

Video: College and career readiness, explained

To succeed in North Carolina’s workforce, it’s important to attain a high school diploma or G.E.D. But merely having a...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Kizzie Harrison on balancing education goals with life’s obstacles

Kizzie Harrison, Nash Community College student and mother of two, thought she would get back on track towards earning a...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: First-generation college student Courtney Wolfe

Courtney Wolfe, a first-year student at Appalachian State University, always wanted to go to college, despite her parents’ lack of...

 

Overview of North Carolina’s Public Postsecondary Pipeline

The most recent complete pipeline data are for the cohort of NC public school students who entered ninth grade in...