Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kentucky's STEM challenge: the bachelor's degree edition

Here's an issue worth all our attention.  As a state, we're increasing the total number of bachelors' degrees we award, and that growth is basically at the same pace as the national growth--but we're not going as well in the hard sciences that make the biggest economic difference.

The graph is built from these numbers, which in turn come from the 2001 and 2009 editions of the Digest of Education Statistics:

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Updates and data on Kentucky education!