Chamber to release higher education progress report

On Friday, the Kentucky Chamber will release the 2011 Progress Report on Postsecondary Education at the Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship in Lexington.

This is the third update since the Chamber’s Task Force on Postsecondary Education reviewed the state’s progress toward reaching the goals, set in the 1997 postsecondary reforms, of improving education attainment and per capita income. The report measures the progress as reflected in a set of statistical indicators recommended by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), which assisted the Task Force in the preparation of its report.

The progress report will include data on the increase in Kentucky’s per capita income and enrollment numbers at Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions.

This report, which includes data on enrollment, degrees awarded and the relationship between education attainment and income, follows a recent announcement from the Council on Postsecondary Education that Kentucky has improved faster than any state in the nation during the past decade on key higher education performance measures. Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson said that was the most encouraging education news he’s heard in his six years at the Kentucky Chamber. Click here to listen to an audio clip from Adkisson.

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