Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cost of N.C. High School Diploma? $142,027

The conservative Civitas Institute released a new report today on the cost of a high school diploma in North Carolina. The average cost? $142,027 to educate one student through high school, the report says.

But costs vary according to where you live, the study shows. The highest cost was $265,395 to educate a child in Tyrrell County Schools. The lowest was $100,736 to educate a child in Randolph County.

In Wake County, the state's largest school system, the cost was calculated to be $123,006. In Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the state's second largest school system, it was $153,703.

To see the report and its methodology, go to


JT Lancer said...

And what does this $142,000 education qualify the average graduate for? An $8 per hour job at a fast food restaurant? Not a very good return on investment.

Joseph Hogan Wilks said...

accredited online high schools are becoming increasing popular with the decline of the world economy. Many people are now going back to school who have never considered it before. A good education is the key to success, as well as a better paying and a more rewarding career.