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Located in the Office of the Governor, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit comprised of North Carolina's corporate leaders.  NCBCE seeks to ensure that every student in North Carolina graduates from high school ready for life and work in a global society.

NC Dropout Rate Trends to Another Record Low

Last school year, 3.01 percent of high school students dropped out of school, according to the 2011-12 Consolidated Data Report today presented to State Board of Education members. This rate represents a .42 percentage point decrease from the previous year’s rate of 3.43 percent and another record low. A total of 13,488 high school students dropped out in 2011-12 as compared to 15,342 students in 2010-11 (12.1 percent decrease).