About the NC Education Pipeline Research Project

Educational attainment is part of a decades-long process. It is the sum of educational experiences and exposures that begin at birth and continue well into adulthood. Overall pipeline completion—measured here as a postsecondary degree—is the cumulative result of success across multiple transition points. Each transition point offers an opportunity for intervention to improve educational outcomes for individuals and North Carolina as a whole. But to make change, we must first understand the landscape of the state. Together, Carolina Demography and the John M. Belk Endowment developed a data-driven understanding of North Carolina’s educational pipeline and potential pathways to higher adult educational attainment.
On-time high school graduation
Met all 4 college readiness benchmarks on ACT
Immediate enrollment at NCCC or UNC