Last year, nearly 77,000 degrees and credentials were awarded, up almost 5% from the previous and up 39% from a decade ago. These numbers help keep the commonwealth on track to meet its goal of 60% of the working population with a postsecondary credential by 2030.
Demand for registered nurses in Kentucky far exceeds supply. In 2018, KCTCS awarded 840 nursing credentials — that filled 31% of the state’s total need. Increased funding all allow all 16 KCTCS colleges to hire more nursing faculty and provide year-round course offerings.
To meet the rapidly increasing healthcare needs in Fayette and surrounding counties, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Leestown Campus leaders in Lexington had to dream big, expand partnerships and find funding.
Northern Kentucky University recently received $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis. HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the funds to establish and expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services.
The Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) is launching a new initiative that will allow basic training recruits to earn an associate’s degree at no charge, helping boost recruitment for law enforcement agencies across the state.
Northern Kentucky University’s nationally ranked cybersecurity program is acknowledged for academic excellence in preparing the next generation of leaders.