North Carolina

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
488
Public High School Enrollment
456,010
High School CTE Concentrators
47,365
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
541,806
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
60
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
308,459
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
65,544
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
112,075
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
14

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
69,984
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
44.9%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Trey Michael
Director of Career & Technical Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6307 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Funding for FY21
FY21
$45,274,021
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Aligning programs of study with career pathways
  • Sharing labor market information
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Yes
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
5.5%
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
0.18
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$60,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
5-8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Postsecondary-Recognized Credentials
Other Program Quality Indicator
CTE Course "Proof of Learning"

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
66% Attainment for ages 25-44 by 2030
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
52.1%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

North Carolina’s high school SQSS indicators include:

  • The percentage of students who successfully complete a Biology end-of-course exam,
  • The percentage of students who pass the NC Math 3 course,
  • The percentage of students scoring 17 or higher on the ACT, and
  • The percentage of CTE concentrators who achieve a silver or higher designation on the ACT WorkKeys.