Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kentucky Public High School Graduates and Public Postsecondary Completion

| Post by Perry Papka |

Kentucky has set an ambitious goal of 60% postsecondary attainment by 2030.

Here’s a first look at of how Kentucky public high school graduates fare in Kentucky public postsecondary institutions, shown as results for 100 students, using data for the high school class of 2010. Credentials include certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and bachelor degrees. Some Kentucky high school graduates. This analysis does not include students who enroll more than a year after finishing high school, and it does not include those who enroll at independent Kentucky institutions or out-of-state schools.

This initial look at pipeline outcomes demonstrates that Kentucky will need bold strategies, steady implementation, and strong investments to meet our statewide attainment goal. The results for students of different backgrounds offer an added emphasis: Kentucky’s progress will require enduring commitment to excellence with equity.

Persistence and earned credentials are shown as a range of numbers to take into account students who may have enrolled in both a two-year and a four-year institution within a year of high school graduation. The lower number shown above eliminates all possible double-counts, while the higher one includes all possible double-counts.

Data for the charts above came from Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (kcews.ky.gov). KCEWS also offers district-level data on college-going, early success, and completion through its new interactive high school feedback report.

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