Without action, we are projected to fall short in 2030 by 400,000 individuals with the skills needed to fill our projected job needs. This dashboard tracks progress toward the 2030 statewide attainment goal, using proven indicators, and establishes benchmarks to show how North Carolina students are performing along the entire education continuum, from NC Pre-K through college and career.
The indicators on this page represent key transition points along the continuum. You can also see all 18 educational performance indicators. These indicators are tied directly to our primary goal of 2 million by 2030, and myFutureNC is working to establish 2030 goals for each indicator. We also compare North Carolina’s performance to peer southern states when data is available.
= Top southern state
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Percent of North Carolina students in grades 3-8 who earned a college-and-career-ready score on the End-of-Grade Reading exam
Percent of North Carolina Grade 11 students earning an ACT composite score of 17 or above (UNC minimum)
Percent of North Carolina high school seniors completing Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs)
Percent of students beginning postsecondary at a North Carolina institution who complete a degree or credential within 6 years
Alignment between the skills of graduates and the needs of employers
County profiles will help you understand how your county is performing on key indicators and where there are opportunities to improve attainment.