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Why are so many Kentuckians content with low-paying jobs? This is a question we at The Kentucky Community and Technical College System are asking ourselves after research showed that 75% of Kentucky’s undereducated adults have no interest in pursuing education after high school even though 16% of Kentuckians live in poverty and our median annual income puts us at 41st in the nation.

Our study among prospective students reveals that one of the primary challenges is the lack of interest on the part of undereducated adults to pursue any type of postsecondary degree. Kentucky does not have a strong college-going culture. The state ranks near the bottom in the percentage of those age 25-plus with at least a high school diploma or equivalency. The same is true for associate and bachelor’s degrees.



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