RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK ‚Äď At an event co-sponsored by Higher Education Works and the Harvard Club, state Sen. Jeff Tarte shares a real-life example of ‚Äústudent swirl‚ÄĚ ‚Äď the rotation of students between different institutions of higher education. Tarte, R-Mecklenburg, underscores the importance of seamless transitions between community colleges and universities, and between different campuses… READ MORE
In this video interview, University of North Carolina President Tom Ross reacts to a projection that the United States won‚Äôt have enough college graduates to fill the available jobs. ‚ÄúIf we want to remain a competitive economy, we‚Äôd sure better educate the people that we need to have educated to fill the positions we have… READ MORE
The Great Recession required sacrifices across the country. Households cut spending, state governments trimmed their budgets, and public universities in almost every state saw significant cuts. North Carolina was no exception. ¬†Starting in 2008, lawmakers pulled back on higher education spending, forcing students and families to cover more of the cost through tuition and fees…. READ MORE
It’s a good start. Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled a proposal last week for $3 billion in bonds ‚Äď $1.5 billion for highways and $1.5 billion for infrastructure, including $500 million for University buildings and $200 million for Community Colleges.¬† Under the proposal, voters would be asked to decide on the bonds next fall. The University… READ MORE
In the past year, North Carolina‚Äôs public colleges and universities interacted with more than 6 million North Carolinians, reaching far beyond the 220,000 students enrolled in full-time studies.  That‚Äôs because the state‚Äôs public campuses are not isolated enclaves. Alongside teaching and research, public service is part of the University‚Äôs core mission, creating an expectation… READ MORE
David Morken is the Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, headquartered on NC State University‚Äôs Centennial Campus. In an interview, Morken discusses why the company moved from Utah to North Carolina and the importance of the state‚Äôs public universities to its success.
As Gov. Pat McCrory likes to point out, North Carolina is now the 9th¬†most-populous state in the nation.¬† Our state is growing by 276 people a day. North Carolina‚Äôs economy is also growing ‚Äď our unemployment rate in December was below the national average at 5.5%.¬† State officials project ‚Äúrobust‚ÄĚ economic growth this year.¬† And… READ MORE
In a video interview with Higher Education Works, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt discusses the statewide economic impact of the flagship campus and points to very specific benefits for both cancer patients and job creation. Related Link:¬†Explore UNC-CH start-ups here.
David Morken, Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, discusses community colleges as the ‚Äúunsung heroes‚ÄĚ of higher education in North Carolina.
21,000 students pursue degrees entirely online North Carolina‚Äôs public universities have become major players in the world of online education. In the last academic year, almost 4 in 10 public University students in North Carolina took at least one online class, and nine percent were enrolled entirely online.¬† That‚Äôs nearly 21,000 students pursuing higher education… READ MORE