degrees http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Colleges Award More Degrees This Year Than Ever Before, State Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-colleges-award-more-degrees-year-ever-state-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s colleges and universities awarded more degrees than ever before in the 2013-14 academic year, according to a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom/cpe/nr_062014-2.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by the Council on Postsecondary Education.</span></p><p>More than 63,000 degrees and credentials were awarded during the 2013-14 school year—1.2 percent more than last year, but 60 percent more than a decade ago.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9623 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Colleges Award More Degrees This Year Than Ever Before, State Says Mayor Greg Fischer Wants $10 Million To Double Kentucky's Engineering Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wants-10-million-double-kentuckys-engineering-degrees <p>Mayor Greg Fischer says he’s working with University of Louisville President James Ramsey to double the number of engineering degrees earned in Kentucky.</p><p>Fischer says the General Assembly should commit an additional $10 million when it sets the budget next year to expand engineering programs at U of L and the University of Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the commonwealth doubles the number of engineering degrees it would bring the state closer to the national average, he says.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:31:04 +0000 Devin Katayama 7657 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Wants $10 Million To Double Kentucky's Engineering Degrees