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Kentucky Posts Upswing In Undergraduate Degrees, Credentials

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.