Version 1.4 (Released December 8, 2020)

Accounted for NC Community College service areas that include more than one Prosperity Zone sub-region.

Corrected a data reporting error that impacted the eight-year graduation and transfer rate for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Version 1.3 (Released August 12, 2020)

Revised language to say “school counselor” instead of “guidance counselor.”

Provided additional information on charter, private, and home school enrollments in the 100 county Excel file.

Version 1.2 (Released August 10, 2020)

The following items are in this release:

  • Links to downloadable files now available for:
  • County profile date/versioning incorporated
  • Changed language to “Prosperity Zone sub-region” based on guidance from NC Commerce (previously was “sub-Prosperity Zone”)
  • Added number of Local Education Agencies in county

County Overview

  • Expanded adult educational attainment details to include associate degree, bachelor’s degree, and master’s or higher (previously was associate or higher with no disaggregation).
  • Added child poverty rate
  • Added percentage of households with broadband access

Building the Foundation: Pre-K to 8

  • Added growth scores

Ready for Postsecondary

  • Revised dual enrollment indicator to Career & College Promise participation based on guidance from state sector leaders
  • Added in Career & Technical Education concentration completions

Postsecondary Access and Success

  • Added student-to-guidance counselor ratio
  • Added ApprenticeshipNC program participation
  • Added Basic Skills and Continuing Education enrollments at NC community colleges
  • Moved table of postsecondary institutions to back of page and expanded from 3 largest to 12 largest in prosperity zone sub-region

Labor Market Outcomes

  • Added disconnected youth
  • Edited language on occupational projections based on feedback from NC Commerce

Opportunities for Growth

  • Changed language from “High Impact Strategies” to “Opportunities for Growth” based on feedback from focus groups

Version 1.1 (Released February 12, 2020)

Postsecondary Access & Success

  • Modified table to better reflect full picture of degree and certificate-seeking enrollments
    • Largest institutions by unduplicated 12-month head count (undergraduate and graduate) during 2017-18 school year
  • Adjusted graduation rate reporting based on feedback from community colleges. Now reporting 8-year graduation rate or transfer out. This represents the percentage of students who earn a degree or credential from the institution within 8 years or are known to have transferred to another institution before the 8-year mark. The graduation outcomes of the transfer students are not reported.

Version 1.0 (Released February 10, 2020)

Changes from first complete draft:

Top Right/Overview

  • Added sub-prosperity zone and peer county details to map reference/legend
  • Added complete picture of adult attainment distribution
  • Added private, home, and charter school enrollments

Building the Foundation

  • Added low-performing schools

Postsecondary Access & Success

  • Modified table to reflect postsecondary institutions in the area – used 2018 Outcome Measures for IPEDS and ranked by entering cohort
    • This replaced table of top institutions where county high school graduates enrolled and their 6-year graduation rates

Pre-Release v2 (January draft)

  • Added labor market data

Pre-Release (December draft)

Key Transition Points

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