Kentucky On Track to Meet Educational Attainment Goal by 2030

An annual progress report produced by the Council on Postsecondary Education shows that Kentucky is on track to reach its educational attainment goal of 60% of the working-age population with a certificate or degree by 2030. The total number of undergraduate degrees and credentials conferred increased 2.9% in 2017-18 over the prior year, exceeding the 1.7% average annual increase needed to stay on track. Other key findings of the report include increases in graduation rates for low-income and minority students being greater than increase in the overall rate, with achievement gaps narrowing. Additionally, developmental education students are finishing credit-bearing courses within a year of enrolling. The report also noted a decline in state General Fund appropriations is a challenge to further progress.