Kentucky posts upswing in undergraduate degrees, credentials
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new report says the combined number of undergraduate degrees and credentials awarded in Kentucky rose by 3.5% in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The state Council on Postsecondary Education says the increase moved Kentucky closer to its educational attainment goals.
The council’s report says nearly 47% of Kentucky adults now have a postsecondary credential. That’s up from 42.5% in 2014.
Growth in yearly credentials conferred keeps Kentucky on track to meet CPE’s long-term goal.
The goal is for 60% of the working-age population to have earned a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030.