Aaron Thompson

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education estimates more than 61,000 students are receiving diplomas from the state's public and independent colleges and universities this academic year.

That's down slightly from last year's historic total, but it is well above the number of degrees conferred a decade ago in the Bluegrass State.

Kentucky college students interested in transferring to a public or private four-year university have a chance at a one day all-in-one transfer initiative.