The profiles look at educational attainment levels and performance for all 100 state counties “on key myFutureNC metrics in order to assist in the decision-making process regarding local priorities to increase educational attainment at the local level,” according to a press release from myFutureNC. Along with that, a profile of the state as a whole is provided.
“North Carolina’s regions and counties are the true frontiers of the state’s educational attainment efforts,” the press release stated. “In many communities across the state, good work is already underway to increase postsecondary attainment and alignment with workforce needs.”
When looking at your county’s attainment profile, you will see “57 indicators from 13 state and federal data providers,” the press release states.
The profiles also include three areas for growth for each county, taken from the following list of potential growth areas.
- Adult & Non-Traditional Learners
- Chronic Absenteeism
- College & Career-Ready in Math
- College & Career-Ready in Reading
- Opportunity Youth
- Earning College Credit in High School
- FAFSA Completion
- First-Year Persistence
- NC Pre-K / Early Learning
- Postsecondary Completion
- School Counselors
- Transition to Postsecondary (Enrollment)
- High School Graduation
The press release states that myFutureNC also worked with “the NC Community College System, UNC System Office, NC Independent Colleges and Universities, NC Department of Commerce, NC Department of Public Instruction, and thousands of leaders throughout the state to ensure the profiles were developed with key stakeholder input.”
myFutureNC is a nonprofit working to help the state reach an attainment goal identified by the organization: two million North Carolinians with an industry-valued credential or post-secondary degree by 2030.
“As of 2022, North Carolina has an estimated 1,555,543 adults (ages 25-44) with a degree or industry-valued credential. This is currently 31,000 individuals short of where the state needs to be, at this time, in order to be on target for the two million goal by 2030,” the press release states.
Explore the profiles here.