VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s community and technical college system awarded a record number of associate degrees in the past academic year.
KCTCS officials say the system awarded 9,632 associate degrees during the 2014-15 academic year. They say that number is up by 52 over the prior year.
Since 2000, KCTCS says it has experienced a big increase in the awarding of credentials, with the number of associate degrees tripling and the number of certificates increasing ten-fold.
KCTCS Board of Regents Vice-Chair Gail Henson says the increase in associate degrees is significant given that the system is “in the bottom of an enrollment cycle” due to an improving economy.
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