myFutureNC releases 2022 County Educational Attainment Profiles
The 2022 County Attainment Profiles highlight each of North Carolina’s 100 counties’ educational attainment levels and performance on key myFutureNC metrics in order to assist in the decision-making process regarding local priorities to increase educational attainment at the local level. There is also an overall 2022 attainment profile for the state.
Each 2022 County Attainment Profile is a two-page document with 57 indicators from 13 different state and federal data providers. Some indicators are direct downloads from data providers; some indicators were provided by special request; and other indicators were derived by Carolina Demography. Full documentation of data sources and methods is available here.
The three biggest opportunities for the state of North Carolina to improve future attainment outcomes are Math Performance, NC Pre-K Enrollment, and Transition to Postsecondary (i.e., postsecondary enrollment). North Carolina County Educational Data and Resources (myfuturenc.org)
The Top Opportunities for Growth for Iredell County to improve future attainment outcomes compared to other counties across the state include:
- NC Pre-K Enrollment: 38% of Iredell County eligible 4-year-olds are enrolled in NC Pre-K, below the suburban
county average of 45%.
- School Counselors: Iredell County has a student-to-school counselor ratio of 398:1, above the suburban county average of 336:1.
- Earning College Credit in High School: 31% of Iredell County graduates participated in the Career & College Promise programs, below the suburban county average of 33%. 14% of high school students took at least one AP exam, which is just below the average of peer counties at 15%.
Iredell EDC is working across the County in partnership with our workforce partners to deploy efforts and initiatives to strategic position our community to meet the benchmarks set for our County through an initiative called Iredell Ready. This is a partnership with Mitchell Community College, Iredell Statesville Schools, Mooresville Graded School District, Iredell County, Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, Centralina Workforce Development Board, the Iredell EDC, and Iredell businesses. For more information on Iredell Ready, please reach out to us Todd Black, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenn Bosser, email@example.com.
Here is a link to the Iredell County’s profile:
Iredell County Educational Attainment Profile One Pager (myfuturenc.org)
Here is a link to State of North Carolina’s profile:
North Carolina Educational Attainment Profile One Pager (myfuturenc.org)
If you are interested in learning more about the educational attainment across the state you can register to attend a livestream presentation:
State of Educational Attainment in NC
Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 3 – 3:45 PM
RSVP here to reserve your spot
All sectors (education, business, government, philanthropy, non-profit) and North Carolina citizens are invited to join us virtually on Monday, February 6 from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. as we share the top findings from the North Carolina’s State of Educational Attainment Report and proposed solutions to address the state of emergency around workforce talent and the education pipeline in NC. We will highlight success stories and forecast needs and clear solutions to help us achieve the state’s educational attainment goal of 2 million degrees or industry-valued credentials by 2030 among North Carolinians ages 25-44.