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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 60 education by brett cornwright Environment for Education in the Triangle For the best in educational opportunities for you and your family, the Triangle region of North Carolina is unparalleled. There are a number of highly regarded educational institutions in the area, from top research universities and colleges to award-winning public and private schools. With so many quality schools available, it is no surprise that the Triangle region attracts so many world-class companies. They come for access to the Triangle's highly educated population, which is also internationally diverse. Located in Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina (UNC) was founded in 1789 and was the frst public university in the nation. In 2016, UNC was ranked No. 30 in the U.S. News & World Report ubiquitous ranking of top universities. With an undergraduate population of 18,350, UNC is divided into a number of schools and colleges, the largest of which is the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences. Graduate programs include the highly ranked Kenan- Flagler Business School, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine, Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Social Work, Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the School of Government. UNC is known best for one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation with students from every state and more than 100 countries. The school has produced more Rhodes Scholars over the last 25 years than any other public university. UNC has been named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance best value in the nation among public universities 14 consecutive years. In Raleigh, North Carolina State University (NCSU) was founded in 1887 and today is regarded as a top choice for graduating high school seniors. NCSU, listed at No. 89 on the U.S. News & World Report rankings, is the largest four-year college in North Carolina. The school ofers students 100 majors of study and more than 400 clubs and organizations to join. NCSU's 12 colleges ofer 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through 65 departments representing all major academic disciplines. Duke University in Durham is a perennial member of the prestigious Top 10 University rankings by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked No. 8 for the 2015-2016 academic year and had a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,626. Duke University is divided into 10 schools and colleges, many of which serve both undergraduate and graduate students. Its graduate programs include the highly ranked Fuqua School of Business, Pratt School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sanford School of Public Policy and School of Nursing. Duke also ofers graduate programs through its well-respected Divinity School and Nicholas School of the Environment. For nearly 65 years East Carolina University (ECU) has been a leader in distance education in North Carolina. ECU was among the frst schools in the country to develop and ofer a degree completely online. Since then, the university has created more than 70 degree and certifcate programs in health, education, technology and other areas. ECU has been named one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast by Princeton Review and has been named a Center of Excellence for 2011-2015 by the National League for Nursing. In fact, ECU nurses work in 98 of North Carolina's 100 counties and in every state in the nation. The school is home to some 11 colleges and schools as well as the Graduate School and Honors College. Other well-respected colleges and universities in the Triangle include North Carolina Central University, Meredith College, the Campbell University School of Law, Shaw University, Peace College, St. Augustine's College, Wake Technical Community College, Durham Technical Community College and Johnston Community College. The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is the largest public school district in North Carolina and is the 17th largest in the United States. It had 155,184 students enrolled in 171 schools during the 2014-2015 academic year. There are currently 171 public schools in the system, consisting of 104 elementary (K-5), 33 middle (6-8), 26 high schools (9-12), and 4 special/optional schools. >>

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