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KCTCS: Jobs are waiting; need more education? Consider certificate programs, associate degrees

When it comes to degree attainment, Kentucky ranks near the bottom. One reason for that is the thousands of working-age adults without a college credential. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) offers several short-term certificate programs and associate degrees to help change that. Many jobs that once were available to high school graduates now require additional training,...

Kentucky colleges and universities confer a record number of degrees despite enrollment challegens

Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities conferred a record 76,380 degrees and credentials during the 2018-19 year, up nearly 5% from the previous year and 39% from 10 years ago. The number of students earning undergraduate degrees and certificates increased more than 3% over the prior year, keeping Kentucky on track to meet its attainment goal of 60% of the working-age population...