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

12th

Louisville ranks 12th in percentage of working age adults with a bachelor’s degree.

25-64 % bachelors+

Fig17-2014

 

Source:  2013 ACS 1-year estimates

57%

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

College Going Rate

Fig12-2004

 

Source: National Student Clearinghouse

11th

Louisville ranks 11th 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 Technical professional jobs

Fig25-2014

 

Source: 2013 ACS 3-year estimates

12th

Louisville ranks 12th in % of population with an Associate’s Degree or higher.

Population with an Associate’s Degree or Higher, 2014

current peers

Source: 2014 ACS 5-year estimates

11th

Louisville ranks 11th in College Education Levels.

College Education Levels, 2014

College-Education-Levels

Source: 2014 ACS 5-year estimates

12th

We rank 12th in percentage of working age adults with a Bachelor’s Degree+, by ethnicity.

Differences by ethnicity in the percentage of working age adults with a bachelor’s degree is observed across all of Louisville’s peer cities.

Working age adults percentage BA or higher

Fig20-2014

 

Source: 2013 ACS, PUMS 1-year estimates

11th

Louisville ranks 11th out of 17 in percentage of young adults with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

25-34 % bachelors+

Fig15-2014

 Source: 2013 ACS 1-year estimates

11th

We rank 11th in percentage of young adults with a Bachelor’s Degree+, by ethnicity.

Young adults percentage BA or higher

Fig19-2014

 

Source: 2013 ACS, PUMS 1-year estimates

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16th

Louisville ranks 16th 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

Fig85-2014

 

Source: County Health Rankings

7th

Louisville ranks 7 out of 17 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

Fig86-2014

 

Source: County Health Rankings

Sources

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