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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)

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

33,755

MEREDITH COLLEGE

1,981

SHAW UNIVERSITY

1,546

WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY

1,076

SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY

1,064

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

426

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%

Raleigh

30% 25% 20% 15%

U.S.

10% 5%

TOTAL

39,848

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

100% 80%

47.6%

30%

31%

9-12th Grade/No Diploma High School Diploma/GED Some College/No Degree

60%

Associate’s Degree 40%

Bachelors/Graduate Degrees

20% 0% Downtown Raleigh Sources: ESRI Business Analyst, U.S. Census

North Carolina

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2018 State of Downtown Raleigh Report  
2018 State of Downtown Raleigh Report