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Early College Graduates Earn $5 Million in Scholarships

Seventy-five Caldwell Early College High School students were pronounced graduates at Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Most of these students completed five years at the Early College, earning them a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) at no additional cost to families.

Graduates earned 71 Associate Degrees, which amounts to 6,128 transferable college credits. Of the graduating class, 85 percent enrolled in the fall at 4-year universities, offering more than $5 million in scholarships. 

The Class of 2022 consisted of 63 percent first generation college students in which neither parent had completed a Bachelor’s Degree. Other impressive statistics include nearly half are NC Academic Scholars (unweighted 3.5 GPA) and 31 are CCC&TI Honor Graduates (3.5 GPA or higher). Students applied to and were accepted at 42 universities and colleges to continue their education in a vast array of career fields.


More about the Caldwell Early College High School:

The Caldwell Early College High School is located on the campus of CCC&TI and students begin taking college courses in their freshman year with the goal of completing both a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree in Arts or Science at the completion of five years. The Class of 2022 is the 12th graduating class of Caldwell Early College High School.