A recent national student poll – led by the Kentucky Student Voice Team – found 80% of high school students across the U.S. agree that they would feel more confident about college and career decisions if they had better access to data.

Students are looking for answers to questions such as:

  • What programs meet my needs?
  • Where can I meet my goals without unnecessary debt?
  • Should I go to a four-year college or will an apprenticeship better fit my needs?
  • What outcomes can I expect?

The Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS) provides valuable information to students of the Commonwealth with its online, publicly available student-facing tools to help address these questions:

  • Kentucky Students’ Right to Know: This interactive report was designed to help prospective students make more informed decisions about their futures and ensure that they are adequately aware of career paths, employment outcomes, and the cost of college.
  • Career Explorer: This online tool allows students to self-assess their knowledge, skills and abilities, find careers that match their profiles, and learn where they can get the education they need to obtain credentials and degrees that will lead to sustainable employment.
  • High School Feedback Report: This report allows users to explore data that show student outcomes for each high school, including graduation rates, FAFSA completion, postsecondary success over time, and wages.
  • Career and Tech Ed Feedback Report: This dashboard examines high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) trends in Kentucky and its association with employment and postsecondary outcomes later in life. The report also displays training locations and future demand for employment.
  • Postsecondary Education Feedback Report: This interactive report allows users to explore outcomes for students by Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions, major, credential type, and demographic.
  • Life Outcomes for High School Experiences: This online dashboard explores the relationship of high school experiences and 2022 educational and wage outcomes for 2015 high school graduates.
  • Kentucky Apprenticeship Report: This dashboard summarizes data used in the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Database System and provides wage information about Kentuckians who participated in Registered Apprenticeships.