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Early College High School Class of 2021 Earns 82 Associate's Degrees

The Caldwell Early College High School Class of 2021 earned a total of 82 associate’s degrees through the program’s innovative partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI), where they accumulated 6,677 college credits that saved families more than $765,500 in tuition and textbook costs. Of the 89 graduates, 72 are first-generation college students. 

This year’s high school graduates included 58 NC Scholars, 49 CCC&TI honor graduates, and 22 Presidential Award Recipients. They completed more than 262 college applications, and applied to 51 different colleges and universities in 28 different states, resulting in 80% of the graduating class enrolled this fall at a 4-year university. The total amount of scholarships offered to the Caldwell Early College Class of 2021 exceeds $4.3 million. 

About Caldwell Early College High School 

The Caldwell Early College High School opened in 2006 as a collaborative effort between the Caldwell County Schools and Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. It became one of 60 high schools in North Carolina to be located on a college campus. Currently, it continues to offer students a high school diploma and two years of transferable college credit or an associate’s degree at the end of five years at no cost to families. Within the past six years, the Caldwell Early College High School has received state recognition for a 100 percent graduation rate.