In Cary, fostering a lifelong appreciation of learning means educational, workforce and career opportunities for our future. Close proximity to 3 tier-one research universities and the nation’s largest community college system.

Population with at least a high school diploma

The Financial Times via GIS Planning, 2019

Population with at least a bachelor's degree or higher

US Census, 2021

Served by Wake Tech Community College

Part of the nationally recognized Wake County Public School System, Cary’s schools benefit from an environment that emphasizes and values education — on the family, corporate and community level.

Cary offers schools that operate both on the traditional calendar as well as a year-round format, and have active parent-teacher organizations, corporate support and exciting extracurricular activities. The Wake County Public School System is composed of 171 schools and in Cary alone, there are four high schools, five middle schools and 17 elementary schools.

Cary also enjoys the advantage of proximity to numerous well-regarded local colleges and the Wake Technical Community College system, plus some of the nation’s top universities, including:

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