ACTC sees 40 percent increase in credentials earned | ACTC

ACTC sees 40 percent increase in credentials earned

Sept. 10, 2020

Pathfinder in Cap and Gown

Ashland Community and Technical College saw the largest increase of total credentials awarded amongst the 16 KCTCS institutions from the 2018-2019 to 2019-2020 academic years.

In 2018-19, ACTC awarded 1,799 credentials, comprised of degrees, diplomas and certificates. This most recent academic year, the college awarded 2,530 credentials, increasing by 40.6%.

“We are elated that our efforts to best support our students in earning a credential are having fantastic outcomes. Earning these credentials will change the future for each of these students’ lives,” said ACTC president, Dr. Larry Ferguson.

Collectively, KCTCS saw a 5.8% increase, going from 37,128 credentials awarded in 2018-19 to 39,291 in 2019-20.

ACTC also increased from 710 unduplicated graduates in 2018-19 to 825 in 2019-20, a total increase of 115.

“This is stunning information given the many changes our students faced in the spring because of COVID-19,” KCTCS President Jay K. Box said. “It wasn’t easy, but they found a way to persevere under challenging circumstances and adapted to the new remote instruction like true champions. I’m extremely proud of them and of our faculty who had to turn on a dime to teach in a new way.”

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