Early College In North Carolina Shows Promise
North Carolina has become an incubator of early college high schools, with one-third of the total in the country. A new one will be launched at N.C. State University. North Carolina has 71 early colleges with 15,000 students – more than any other state. Students in the schools have better attendance records, lower suspension rates and higher participation in college prep classes, according to early results from a study. Early college allows high school students to enroll in college courses and programs. North Carolina makes sure community colleges are a major focus.