Newcomer Magazine

Triangle Education

Posted June 6, 2007 2:44 p.m. EDT

The Triangle is rich in educational opportunities and has consistently been ranked as one of the best areas in the country for education. Home to more than 10 major colleges and universities, the academic research network begins with North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University and North Carolina Central University in Durham, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Triangle area creates an incredible network of passionate learning, all within a 30-minute commute of each other and only 10-15 minutes from the world famous Research Triangle Park. The area is also served by a number of community colleges and technical and trade schools.

For K-12, there are a variety of public and private educational choices, from boarding schools and state schools to charter schools and magnet schools, including world-renown high schools in Raleigh and Chapel Hill. And for parents wanting to create a learning environment within the home, they can find home-schooling support groups throughout the Triangle.

Whatever setting you select, you’ll find a plethora of educational opportunities that help students become responsible and productive citizens who can effectively manage future challenges.