NC Transparency was created by the John Locke Foundation in an effort to encourage transparency among North Carolina’s governmental entities. It connects citizens to important information available online from state agencies, counties, school systems, and municipalities, and also points out important information that is not available. Learn more about NC Transparency.


UNC System

The UNC System was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1971 under the Higher Education Reorginization Act to form a network of higher education within the State. Currently there are 16 senior public institutions: UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, East Carolina University, NC Central, Fayetteville State University, NC A&T, Elizabeth City State University, UNC Pembroke, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, UNC School of the Arts, and Winston-Salem State Unversity. Additionally, in 2007 the system added the North Carolina School of Science and Math to the UNC system, making it the only constituent High School.

Hidden property tax information

August 18, 2010

What the Association of County Commissioners doesn't want you to know about your property taxes


Featured Entity

Wake County Schools

Based on our research and scoring model, Wake County Schools is the most transparent school system in the state.

The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. With 137,706 students enrolled in 159 schools as of the 2008/09 academic year, it is the largest public school district in North Carolina and the 18th largest district in the United States. The student population is projected to grow by 20,242 students by the 2010-2011 school year.