Over the past decade, Kentucky has improved faster than any state in the nation on key higher education performance measures, according to a report issued by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). The report, commissioned by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, found that Kentucky ranked first among all states on three metrics: the rate of improvement in the percent of working-age adults with college degrees; six-year graduation rates at four-year colleges and universities; and the number of undergraduate credentials awarded relative to the population with no college degree.
“This is great news for Kentucky’s business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “An educated workforce is the key to advancing economic growth in the Commonwealth. We’re pleased with the results of this report and look forward to continuing our push for more progress.”