What will that degree get you in the real world? Kentucky students about to find out

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Every college promises a good education and job readiness to graduates, but which ones really deliver?

That answer will become clearer next month for Kentucky's public universities, colleges and technical centers when state officials release a report that breaks down what jobs graduates are landing and how much they're making, among other vital statistics.

Plans are in the works to add private schools like Thomas More College and, later, for-profit institutions like ITT Tech.

It's the most ambitious step in the Commonwealth's ongoing effort to give prospective students, parents and high school counselors more information about what students can expect to gain from a given major or certification program at a given institution.

"Right now, we make a lot of decisions without a lot of good information," said Charles McGrew, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics which is compiling the stats. "This (new report) let's people know what to expect from programs."

For the first time, the state will release statistics about the types of jobs and what salaries graduates of public colleges and vocational schools are landing in the state — broken down by school and major.

WCPO Insiders can read why some don't think it's a good idea.

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