North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority: NCSEAA
North Carolina is an excellent choice for those wanting a diversity of educational as well as employment opportunities. The 'Tar Heel State' is home to some of the country's top colleges and universities.
The population is approximately 9,380,884, with an average annual income of around $35,000. You can find a lifestyle to suit every inclination from the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains to the easy-going coastal cities, and everything in between. The climate is relatively mild in this large, mid-Atlantic state. The main industries in North Carolina are beverage, tobacco, and pharmaceuticals manufacturing, with tech industries gaining in growth within the state.
North Carolina is a growing urban center, with the majority of the population clustered around the major cities and college towns. Raleigh, the capital city, is home to corporations such as Campbell Alliance, Advance Internet Technologies, and Clarkson Consulting. Charlotte is the state's most populous city, and top companies such as Ameritrust, Bank of America, Goodrich, and Digital Optics Corp are headquartered there. Cary, North Carolina is home to Dax Media, Buck Engineering, and Coventor; an MEMS software design firm. Graduates can also find opportunities in Winston-Salem, which includes BB & T, Wake Forrest University Baptist Medical Center, and Forsyth Medical Center.
North Carolina is home to some of the nation's finest institutes of higher learning, including Duke, Chapel-Hill, and Wake Forest University. These colleges feature high retention rates, excellent student engagement, innovations in curriculum, and a diversity in educational settings. In North Carolina, one can find a rich and varied tradition; it is a strong-academic state with large research Universities as well as renowned liberal arts colleges, and campuses from urban to rural.
Many of the colleges and universities are centered around the major industrial centers as well, so graduates can find the opportunity to advance their education and employment prospects in a state with both a wonderful history and an eye on the future.