The city is also home to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, part of the University of North Carolina system and the nation's 1st public residential high school with a curriculum emphasizing science and mathematics. Durham Public Schools is the state's 7th largest public school system, serving more than 33,000 students.
Durham takes great pride in its educational resources and opportunities. Duke University is one of the nation's premier private institutions and one of the state's largest private employers. North Carolina Central University is an integral part of the University of North Carolina system, while Durham Technical and Community College is an important part of the region's effort to provide an educated and trained workforce.