In 2006-07, Kentucky made a bit of progress in graduating students with bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Based on data reported in the Digest of Education Statistics 2008, Kentucky:
- graduated 75 more students with STEM degrees than in 2005-06.
- registered a 3.2% increase in STEM degrees, while the nation improved 0.9%.
- increased STEM as a share of bachelor's degrees slightly from 12.5% to 12.6%, while the country decreased the STEM share from 15.7% to 15.4%.
- ranked 42nd in the nation in STEM as a share of bachelor's degrees, improved from 44th in 2005-06.