WFPL Radio, Louisville Lagging in Reaching 55,000 Degrees Goal
By Jacob Ryan
Date Published: 12/8/2015
Data released this week shows that Louisville is lagging in its effort to ensure that half the city’s residents have an associate’s degree or higher by 2020.
The 55,000 Degrees Initiative, a public-private collaboration, began in 2010 and aims to increase the overall educational attainment level in Louisville. As the initiative reaches its halfway point, more Louisville residents than ever before have earned college degrees — 41 percent of the population as of 2014, according to findings in a report released this week by 55,000 Degrees and KentuckianaWorks.
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