From 2007-2008 to the 2014-2015 academic year, the Northeastern Region’s four-year cohort graduation rate was up 14.6 percentage points and remains above the statewide graduation rate. The regional graduation rate has improved in 6 out of the last 7 years. All ten counties have shown improvement in their graduation rate between the 2007-2008 and 2014-2015 academic years. Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Tyrrell were the only three counties in the region that did not experience an increase from the most recent school year.
Just over 42% of people over the age of 25 in the United States have some type of college degree. That percentage is about 36.5% in North Carolina and 28.5% in the Northeastern Region of North Carolina. This is partially driven by a larger portion of the population having completed some college, but no degree in the region and state. The Northeastern Region has almost 10% more of their population within this category (25.3%) compared to the United States overall (16.6%).
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Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is a public, historically black college located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. ECSU enrolls nearly 2,500 students in 37 baccalaureate programs and three masters’ degree programs, a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, as well as a member-institution of the University of North Carolina system.
The Region is also home to Mid-Atlantic Christian University. MACU is a private Christian university located in Elizabeth City. They serve more than 500 students in the Region and online supporting 15 undergraduate degree programs and 5 academic completion programs.
The College of the Albemarle is one of the North Carolina Community Colleges. The main campus is located in Elizabeth City with satellite campuses located in Barco, Edenton and Manteo (three locations). They serve 4,500 students in the region. The College of the Albemarle has a Small Business Center.
Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties are served by Beaufort County Community College. The main campus is located in Washington with satellite campuses located in Engelhard, Roper, and Columbia (three locations). They serve 2,000 students in the Region. Beaufort County Community College has a Small Business Center.
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