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Community colleges in North Carolina get most of their funding from the state’s taxpayers. But the amount each college receives can vastly differ. How does the General Assembly decide who gets what?

State funding doesn’t cover everything for the colleges. County funding, grants, and other donations also help pay the bills, especially to get new programs off the ground.

This video uses information from the following state documents:

Funding for North Carolina’s Community Colleges: A Description of the Current Formula and Potential Methods to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness

FY 2017-18 State Aid Allocations and Budget Policies

FY 2018-19 State Aid Allocations and Budget Policies

Robert Kinlaw

As EducationNC’s director of multimedia, Robert Kinlaw focuses on telling stories with video, photos, and sound.