55K Degrees Initiative

Education
2:55 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Louisville Needs to 'Pick Up the Pace' for 55,000 Degrees Goal Despite Record Number of Degrees

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More working-age adults in Louisville have earned college degrees than ever before, but the area still struggles to meet industry demand and is not on track to reach several education goals, according to the third annual 55,000 Degrees progress report released Monday.

“We’ve got to pick up the pace,” says Mayor Greg Fischer who chairs the 55,000 Degrees initiative—a private-public partnership introduced in 2010 to create and guide goals that include half the city’s population obtaining an associate degree of higher by 2020.

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Education
2:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Report: Louisville Improves Standing for College Degree-Holders (But We're Still Behind)

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In the Louisville area, 25.4 percent of adults have a bachelor's degree—moving Louisville ahead of two peer cities in an annual progress report on educational attainment.

But even with that progress toward the city's top economic development goal, Louisville still ranks 14th out of 16. In last year's report, Louisville ranked last.

The KentuckianaWorks Human Capital Scorecard—released Wednesday—looked at Census data from 2009 to 2011.

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Education
9:42 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Read | 2012 55,000 Degrees Progress Report

Louisville's 55K Degrees Initiative -- which aims to increase the number of college-degree holders in Louisville -- is releasing today its second annual progress report. Read the report here: