Saturday, November 24, 2007

Kentucky initiative will help adults finish degrees

Kentucky will announce an initiative Monday aimed at helping working adults with a large number of college credits -- but no diploma -- finish their bachelor's degrees.
Project Graduate, which will target 11,000 adults age 25 to 50 with 90 or more credit hours, is being led by the state's Council on Postsecondary Education. A typical bachelor's degree requires 120 to 125 college credits.

"They're awfully close to being able to complete a degree," said Brad Cowgill, the council's interim president. "We want to find out who they are and say, 'Welcome back.' "

As part of the effort, the state's eight public universities have developed plans to reach out to former students, and the state's independent colleges are developing similar plans. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System also is participating...

This from the Courier-Journal.

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