Martin Center looks at destinations for UNC System grads

Madeline Baker writes for the Martin Center about the likelihood that UNC System graduates will stay in North Carolina.

[A]fter earning a bachelor’s degree, nearly 80 percent of UNC graduates remain in North Carolina. Students make connections with professors and local employers, making it easier to get an in-state job.

Even after getting work experience for a few years, most graduates stay in-state. Four years after 2013-2014 UNC system students graduated, for instance, 66 percent of them remain in North Carolina.

Other college-educated adults also come to the Tar Heel state. Raleigh, in particular, is one of the biggest metro areas in the country for millennial college graduates—47 percent of its millennial population have a degree.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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