Rebecca Tippett

Higher Ed

  • Graduation rate
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Workforce development
  • Data and statistics
  • Research and methodology
  • Achievement gap
  • Demographics
  • Poverty
  • Rural education
  • Access

Rebecca Tippett is the founding Director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and oversees the operation of the organization. Since 2017, her work and the work of Carolina Demography has largely focused on evaluating North Carolina’s postsecondary educational pipeline, mapping out a complete picture of North Carolina’s postsecondary educational pipeline and identifying the biggest opportunities for improvement. Her ongoing work examines the full range of postsecondary outcomes (including private and out-of-state enrollments) and takes a more detailed look at sub-state variation in outcomes. Tippett has authored more than 200 articles about the impact of demographic and social trends in North Carolina. She has delivered presentations on topics ranging from census reapportionment to school enrollment projections and regularly appears in national media outlets. Prior to UNC, Tippett worked at UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from The Ohio State University and her master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from Duke University.