Education in the Triangle

Because HTR Knows the Importance of Education!

The Triangle offers many educational opportunities, including excellent public school systems, top-notch private and independent schools, world-renowned colleges and universities, and a fantastic community college system. North Carolina even leads the nation in the number of national board-certified teachers... and is home to the country's first public university, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

3 major universities

36 private colleges

58 schools of WTCC

16 campuses of UNC


The Triangle area is home to three major research universities, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. There are an additional 16 private colleges in the area, and Wake Tech Community College is actually the largest community college system in the nation, with 58 schools.

Helpful Triangle Education Links & Resources

Looking for more information on the schools and educational opportunities available in the Triangle area? We've got you covered. Still have questions or need more information? Contact us at anytime!

North Carolina State Board of Education

North Carolina State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is charged with supervising and administering, "the free public school system and the educational funds provided for its support."

The ABCs of Public Education

The ABCs of Public Education

Mission: North Carolina's public schools will create a system that will be customer driven with local flexibility to achieve mastery of core skills with high levels of accountability in areas of student achievement.

North Carolina School Report Cards

North Carolina School Report Cards

This report card includes important information about student performance, class size, school safety and teacher quality in your child's school.

NC Division of Child Development

NC Division of Child Development

Search daycare providers in the state.

North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education

North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education

Search private schools in the state.

Memo to: Greater Raleigh Chamber Membership

From: James A. Beck, Chair

RE: Wake County Student Assignment

After eight months of work, conducting a simulation in which 21,000 residents participated, collecting more than 4,000 public comments, and holding numerous public engagement sessions throughout the county, a new choice-based student assignment plan was adopted yesterday by the Wake County Board of Education in a bipartisan 6-2 vote. The final comprehensive plan took into account broad public and Board of Education input. We are pleased that the plan uses stability, choice, proximity, and student achievement as primary criteria for assigning students.

We want to commend the Wake County Board of Education for adopting the plan and moving our county forward. We pledge to help Superintendent Tata and his staff in their outreach and implementation efforts. The next phase of the process starts now—community engagement. Assignment decisions will now be done through parental choice, requiring parents to be knowledgeable about their child’s options. We encourage you to take a few moments to read about the plan if you have not already done so by visiting http://www.wcpss.net/news/2011_oct18_plan_approved/. Choice lists will become available the week of Oct. 24. Expect further communications from us in the months ahead on how you can help.

Your Chamber offered business community input and contributed time, energy, and talent as the plan was developed. We would like to thank you, our membership, for your support and guidance during the lengthy debate regarding this issue vital to the future of our children and the economic well-being of our community.

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