Encouraging numbers from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics show nearly three out of five high school graduates in 2011 enrolled in college. Education Secretary Thomas Zawacki released the numbers yesterday.
More than 27,000 of the state's public high school grads in 2011 continued their educations.
Officials point to the report as evidence of the importance of coursework that prepares all high school graduates for college.
The University of Kentucky was the top destination for the state's 2011 graduates.. Western Kentucky University was second.
Brown School in Jefferson County had the highest college-going rate at 94 point 9 percent. Paintsville High School was second at 93.6 percent.