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Colleges confer an estimated 57,247 degrees
'Exceptionally good news for the Commonwealth...,' says higher ed chief
By Sue Patrick
News from Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky's public and independent colleges and universities conferred an estimated 57,247 degrees and credentials during the 2009-10 academic year, according to a preliminary annual degree report issued earlier today at the Council on Postsecondary Education meeting. This historic number of degrees represents an estimated 9.3 percent increase over last year and includes gains at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and professional doctorate levels.
"This is exceptionally good news for the Commonwealth as more Kentuckians are seeking higher education, and as a consequence, more are earning their degrees," said Council President Bob King. "We applaud these graduates and their families as well as the campus leadership, faculty and staff for supporting their educational dreams," King added.
The Council will release the final report later this year.
Highlights of the preliminary report include:
Next challenge is to improve graduation rates
The next challenge he said is to improve graduation rates, which measure the percentage of first time, full-time students who start and graduate with a bachelor's degree within six years or an associate's degree within three years. The overall statewide rate is 49 percent for the public universities, based on the entering class of 2002, and 20 percent for the public community and technical colleges, based on data from the class of 2005.
The report includes a breakdown of degrees conferred by level for each public institution, a sector total for the member institutions of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, as well as historical trend information.
Over the past decade, the number of degrees conferred statewide has grown substantially at all degree levels. Some highlights of the 10-year trend data include:
Resident undergraduate rates were set in accordance with the tuition and fee dollar ceilings approved last month. The dollar increases equated to base rate increases of 4 percent for KCTCS, 5 percent for the comprehensive universities, and 6 percent for the research institutions, rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
For resident undergraduates, the Council approved the following tuition and fee proposals for the 2010-2011 academic year:
In other business, the Council:
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