Kentucky college enrollment inches upward

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two new reports fro the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) show that the number of high school graduates who enroll in college is on the rise.

According to two Kentucky High School Feedback Reports, 61.2 percent of high school grads from 2012 went on to a college program, compared to 60.2 percent of 2011 graduates.  The report also says that more students are entering college better prepared for college-level courses and careers.

Of the 227 public high schools in the college going report, Brown School in Jefferson County, Paintsville High School, Beechwood High School in Kenton County, Model Laboratory High School in Madison County and Pikeville High School had college going rates at or above 90 percent for the Class of 2012. Brown School had the highest in the state at 91.9 percent with 34 of 37 graduates attending college.

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