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The transition out of high school is crucial to economic success.

10th

Louisville ranks 10th in percentage of working age adults with a bachelor’s degree.

Percentage of Adults 25-64 with a Bachelors Degree or Higher

Fig17-2004

 

 

Source:  2013 ACS 1-year estimates

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57%

About 57% of JCPS’s 2014 graduates enrolled in college this fall.

College Going Rate

Fig12-2004

 

Source: National Student Clearinghouse

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10th

Louisville ranks 10th in % of workers employed in technical and professional jobs.

Graduating more students who are college/career ready means a better prepared workforce because more students can begin college or other training programs.

Percent with technical professional jobs

Fig25-2004

 

Source: 2013 ACS3-year estimates

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8th

Louisville ranks 8th in % of population with an Associate’s Degree or higher.

Population with an Associate’s Degree or Higher, 2014

Percent-Population-Associates-Degree-Higher

Source: 2014 ACS 5-year estimates

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8th

Louisville ranks 8th in College Education Levels.

College Education Levels, 2014

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Source: 2014 ACS 5-year estimates

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10th

We rank 10th in percentage of working age adults with a Bachelor’s Degree+, by ethnicity.

Working age adults percentage with B.A. or higher

Fig20-2004

 

 

Source: 2013 ACS, PUMS 1-year estimates

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10th

Louisville ranks 10th out of 15 in percentage of young adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher among its peers

Percentage of adults 25-34 with a Bachelor’s degree or higher

Fig15-2004

 

 

 Source: 2013 ACS 1-year estimates

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10th

We rank 10th in percentage of young adults adults with a Bachelor’s Degree+, by ethnicity.

Young adults percentage with a B.A. or higher

Fig19-2004

 

 

Source: 2013 ACS, PUMS 1-year estimates

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13th

Louisville ranks 13th for High School Graduation

High School Graduation is the percentage of the ninth-grade cohort in public schools that graduates from high school in four years.

High School Graduation

Fig85-2004

 

Source: County Health Rankings

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6th

Louisville ranks 6 out of 15 for Some College

Some College is the percentage of the population ages 25-44 with some post-secondary education, such as enrollment in vocational/technical schools, junior colleges, or four-year colleges. It includes individuals who pursued education following high school but did not receive a degree.

Some College

Fig86-2004

 

Source: County Health Rankings

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Sources

National Student Clearinghouse; 2013 ACS, 1-year estimates; 2013 ACS, PUMS 1-year estimates