Graduation Rates for Minority and Low-Income Kentucky Students Continue to Lag

Nov 8, 2013

Kentucky’s minority and low-income college students continue to graduate at lower rates than their peers.

In its upcoming annual accountability report, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is expected to show that while college graduation rates increased between 2011 and 2012, a significant gap in those rates persisted for underrepresented minority and low-income students.

Other highlights of the report include an uptick in college readiness, a decline in GED attainment and “lost ground” in the areas of college funding and affordability.

The council will release a finalized version of the report “in the near future.”