Only the Triangle, Atlanta, Boston, NYC, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Chicago have three Tier-1 Research Universities in one metropolitan region with NC State, UNC, and Duke located here.
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (within three miles of downtown)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY
SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY
CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
NUMBER OF STEM GRADUATES AS A SHARE OF POPULATION (AGES 20-34) The Raleigh metropolitan statistical area (MSA) also has a much larger share of STEM graduates as a portion of its young adult population than the United States or any other region in the country. 40% 35%
30% 25% 20% 15%
0% Source: Brookings Institution, Burning Glass
Downtown has a higher share of residents with bachelor and graduate degrees than the state and national proportions. Forty-seven percent of downtown Raleigh residents 25 years and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 30% of North Carolinians, and 31% of Americans.
EDUCATIONAL ATTTAINMENT FOR POPULATION 25+ YEARS Less than 9th Grade
9-12th Grade/No Diploma High School Diploma/GED Some College/No Degree
Associate’s Degree 40%
20% 0% Downtown Raleigh Sources: ESRI Business Analyst, U.S. Census
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