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UNC Charlotte Graduates Stay Close to Home

Posted by: Josh Fernandez on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:00:00 am

Recently, the Wall Street Journal released a fascinating study called “Where Graduates Move After College.” This study aimed to find where graduates from major academic institutions move after college as well as what markets succeed at attracting talent.

UNC Charlotte – the fastest growing public college in North Carolina – was featured in this study. Additionally, the Charlotte MSA was chosen as a study region. The study results found that 60.5% of UNC Charlotte alumni stay in the Charlotte region, which includes Cabarrus County, NC.  See below for a comparison to the other Southeast markets’ prominent academic institution:

  • UNC Charlotte (Charlotte MSA): 60.5%
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham MSA): 51%
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando MSA): 46.4
  • Georgia Tech (Atlanta MSA): 45%
  • University of Richmond (Richmond MSA): 30.4%
  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh MSA): 21%

UNC Charlotte – which is located just 3 miles outside of Cabarrus County, NC – maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. The continuous growth of graduates from UNC-Charlotte benefits Cabarrus County’s workforce due to their probability of staying in the region.

To learn more about Cabarrus County’s education and workforce, visit here.


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