Kentucky Recognized as National Leader for Improving Postsecondary Education

NCHEMS Kentucky Results

Kentucky has recently been recognized as the fastest improving state in the nation on key higher education performance measures, according to a report by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). The NCHEMS report, "Realizing Kentucky’s Educational Attainment Goal: A Look in the Rear View Mirror and Down the Road Ahead" measured Kentucky's improvement from 2000-09. The report ranked Kentucky first in three metrics:

  • percent of adults 25-64 with college degrees,
  • six-year graduation rates at 4-year institutions, and
  • undergraduate credentials awarded relative to the population with no college degree.

NCHEMS also ranked Kentucky second in the nation for percent of adults between 25 and 44 with college degrees and recognized the state for three-year graduation rates at 2-year institutions and for total undergraduate credentials produced.

For the full article or for other features in CPE's October newsletter, visit Postsecondary and Adult Education Insight.

Published on November 18, 2011

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