Kentucky has slipped backward a bit in our percent of recent high school graduates going on to college, while the nation as a whole gained ground. The chart above includes graduates of Kentucky public and private high schools who enroll in degree-granting institutions anywhere in the country. While we were 26th among the 50 states on this indicator in 2006, these updated results put us 31st.
The 2008 information above comes from Digest of Education Statistics 2010, now partially available on-line. The 2006 results are from the 2008 edition of the same publication