Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2006  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
502-573-1555 ext. 308

           (FRANKFORT, Ky.) -- The Council on Postsecondary Education released the 2006-07 Kentucky County Profiles on its Web site earlier today. The publication includes one-page profiles for 120 Kentucky counties, 15 area development districts and eight postsecondary education service regions. Each profile outlines information relating to educational attainment, college readiness and participation, employment by sector, undergraduate enrollment, financial aid to students and more.

            “We are pleased to make this information available to the public in a consumer-friendly format. It brings together data from different state, federal and private sources to illustrate the impact of education on Kentuckians in every area of the state,” said Tom Layzell, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Produced for the first time in January 2006, the new edition features several additions and improvements--educational attainment data for Kentuckians aged 25 and older, in-state college-going rates for 2005 Kentucky high school graduates and state maps graphically representing critical data by county.

           Also new this year are county comparisons to state and national averages in three key areas—percent of adults with a bachelor’s degree or above, median household income and unemployment. Individual county profiles now include a measure of each county’s overall educational needs based on a variety of social, economic and educational data.

            To access the report, go to the Council’s Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data Portal at


Kentucky’s postsecondary and adult education system is improving the economic vitality of the Commonwealth and the lives of Kentuckians. By raising educational attainment to the national average by 2020, Kentucky will attract higher wage and knowledge-based business and industry and the overall quality of life for Kentuckians will improve with higher incomes and levels of employment, better health, less obesity, more volunteerism, and lower crime and public assistance rates.



Last Updated 11/28/2006