Here's a summary of how Kentucky public institutions did with black, white, male and female students who started bachelor's programs in 2001.
The University of Kentucky had the strongest results for all four groups, with Western in second for black, male and female students and Murray in second for white graduates.
Kentucky State had the weakest results for white, male, and female students, with Northern second from the bottom. For black students, they swapped, with Northern at the bottom and Kentucky State in the next slot up.
And yet UK's numbers, topping out at 64 percent of white students and 62 percent of female students earning degrees after six years of effort, still strike me as less than completely good news for students or the state.