Education: Making the Grade
Whether you’re looking for world-class educational opportunities for your children or yourself, we have it all.
The high quality of education found throughout Wake County is a primary reason that the Triangle area continues to be heralded as one of the best places to live in the country. And the relocation of people to Raleigh from other parts of the nation and around the world results in high expectations and even higher standards for school performance.
Our public schools earn high marks across the board, outperforming school districts across the state and nation in end-of-course and proficiency tests, SAT scores and other performance-measuring criteria. In fact, the Wake County Public School System is a national role model with its goal of having 95 percent of its students performing at or above grade level. With a reputation like that, it’s no surprise that Expansion Management magazine gave the Wake County Public School System a gold medal rating as one of the best in the nation.
All of the focus on education has paid off. Nearly 90 percent of Wake County public school graduates plan to pursue higher education. And what better place to do so than in their own backyard?
The greater Raleigh/Wake County area is a mecca for those seeking higher education. We are the home of Campbell Law School, Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Peace College, Shaw University, St. Augustine’s College, and Wake Technical Community College.
N.C. State, located in west Raleigh, is one of the nation’s premier research institutions and a national leader in engineering, architecture, biotechnology and veterinary medicine. The university also has a close relationship with many area technology companies -- and its work in signal processing, communication and microchip technology is at the forefront in national research.
The entire Triangle region boasts 18 colleges, universities and community colleges -- including internationally renowned Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that the Triangle has one of the largest concentrations of Ph.D.s in the country.
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