County Connections Fact Sheets

The University of North Carolina System is committed to its mission of instruction, research, and public service across all 100 counties of the state, impacting economies and communities from the mountains to the coast. This interactive map of 100 counties provides a snapshot of how our 16 universities contribute to both urban and rural parts of the state. Fact sheet information includes number of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in UNC System institutions, number of UNC System employees residing in each county, and total dollars in economic impact made through N.C. Cooperative Extension, an agricultural research partnership between N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. Click any county on the interactive map to learn more about the System’s footprint in your part of the state. 

Follow this link to see totals of statewide data about the UNC System’s impact and reach.

*Data current as of Fall 2020. Data will be updated annually and is gathered from the UNC System Office’s Data and Analytics, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and N.C. Cooperative Extension. To make other data queries, visit stats, data, and reports.