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Kentucky reports gains in degrees awarded by public, private colleges
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, June 23, 2014 4:01 AM EDT
A preliminary report shows that Kentucky's public and private colleges and universities awarded 63,148 degrees and credentials during the past academic year. State officials say that amounts to a 1.2 percent increase from the prior year and a 60 percent increase in the past decade.
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education says baccalaureate degrees are up 3.4 percent from a year ago, with gains of 9.6 percent reported at independent colleges and universities and 1.6 percent in the public sector.
The council says associate degrees increased nearly 3 percent.
Over the past decade, baccalaureate degrees are up 30 percent, while associate degrees increased 56 percent.