What You Should Know About Graduating From College in North Carolina
When determining which state to study in, consider the career opportunities that will be available to you. Insight into future job prospects can be found by looking at the biggest industries in North Carolina. As of October 2020, the top five industries in North Carolina are trade, transportation and utilities; government; goods-producing services; professional and business services; and education and health services.
Job seekers with a bachelor’s degree have many high-earning careers available to them. The five fastest-growing careers in North Carolina are software developers, actuaries, information security analysts, operations research analysts, and cartographers and photogrammetrists.
You can also learn about employment opportunities in North Carolina by looking at the largest employers in the state. Msg Holding LP, Property Management Childress, Collins Aerospace Systems, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and House of Raeford Farms are all on the list of the top 50 largest employers in North Carolina.
Federal and state financial aid is available to assist you in covering the costs associated with higher education. Below is a list of resources where you can find additional information regarding financial aid opportunities such as grants, scholarships and fellowships in North Carolina.
- College Foundation of North Carolina. Detailed information about studying in North Carolina, including how to apply and pay for college, is available through the College Foundation of North Carolina.
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are eligible can receive part of the $120 billion allocated every year for higher education by the U.S. Department of Education. It’s free to apply and can be done via the online FAFSA form.
- CareerOneStop. Information about the scholarships and grants available in each state is provided by CareerOneStop. Use the filter options to search by degree level and state. All listings include the award amount, deadline for applications, and eligibility requirements.