About 22% of Lyon County adults have completed some type of post-secondary education, but only 44% of those attending college finish their degree.
That is according to the newest addition to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's (CPE) Data Center, an interactive tool that evaluates the success of college and university students by county of origin.
The Kentucky County Profile tool shows that in the 2018-19 academic year, there were 191 local adults enrolled in college, two-thirds of which are attending either West Kentucky Community & Technical College (71) or Murray State University (58). Education is the top major for Murray students. Health-related studies are prevalent at the Paducah community college, and diesel mechanics is a top certification major.
Kentucky leaders and policy makers can use the information to assess education attainment levels, along with state and county progress on key postsecondary education metrics. The report includes three tabs -- enrollment, credentials and graduation rates. Each tabs shows top majors, top five institutions and much more.
The available data show a higher percentage of Lyon County females than males possess a bachelor's degree or higher -- 16.14% versus 10.93%.
All information is displayed in an interactive map of Kentucky counties, which filters by an individual county and benchmarks against statewide totals.
The county profile report is located on the CPE Data Center at https://bit.ly/35InK25.