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Madison County shows it has 86% percent high school graduates, that are 25 or older, or better which is the 2nd most of all the counties in the area. Madison County indicates it has 29% percent with a bachelors degree or higher which is the 3rd most of all other counties in the area.

Richmond is home to Eastern Kentucky University, a regional, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. EKU has consecutively ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” according to Forbes, the popular business magazine. EKU has the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) that helps businesses, industries, organizations and communities throughout the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center at EKU offers a variety of counseling, training, and information programs and services to existing and potential small business owners. Their planning and consulting services are provided without charge.Image result for berea ky colegeBerea, Kentucky is home to Berea College, with a background focus “to promote the cause of Christ.” Adherence to the College’s scriptural foundation, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth” (Acts 17:26), shapes the College’s culture and programs that way students and teachers keep their primary focus on Christ. This environment frees persons to be active learners, workers, and servers as members of the academic community and as citizens of the world. The Berea experience nurtures intellectual, physical, aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual potentials and with those the power to make meaningful commitments and translate them into action.


Figure 24 shows the total school enrollment for all grades at the school using NCES Common Core data. Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Madison Central High School ranks the largest with a value of 1,762 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Madison Southern High School (1,077), White Hall Elementary School (763), B. Michael Caudill Middle School (610), and Glenn R Marshall Elementary School (587). The difference between the highest value (Madison Central High School) and the next highest (Madison Southern High School) is that the enrolled students is about is 63.6% larger.


FIGURE 1:shows the number of people age 25 years or older who have graduated from high school or have completed the GED or equivalent credential. Madison County shows it has 86% percent high school graduates or better which is the 2nd most of all the counties in the area. The county with the highest percent high school graduates or better in the area is Fayette County with a high school graduates of 90% measures only about 4.6% larger.

Community Education

EKU's Community Education Department offers a wide variety of non-credit classes that are open to the general public. Courses are taught by EKU faculty and staff, community professionals and local tradespersons. Most classes are held on the Richmond campus where participants enjoy a relaxed learning atmosphere. Over 100 non-credit courses are offered by Community Education each semester. Their office hours are Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12 - 1 pm for lunch).
Phone Number: 859-622-1228

Education and Workforce Partnership Efforts

At the end of the sophomore year, students receiving gifted education services are invited to apply for Youth Leadership Madison County, a joint project of the Madison County Business and Education Partnership (MCBEP) and Leadership Madison County. This leadership program for gifted and talented students offered in their junior year is intended to promote the positive aspects of leadership and community involvement by providing young adults with informal educational experiences throughout Madison County and beyond. Each day-session is planned and led by community leaders and coordinated by school personnel. A maximum of 35 students, representing each of the county's four high schools, are selected to participate in five day-sessions encompassing the following topics:
  1. Orientation
  2. The New Economy
  3. Arts and Entertainment
  4. Government
  5. Health and Wellness

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Public Schools 26
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Berea Independent 1
Madison County 11
Middle 7
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Berea Independent 1
Madison County 6
High 6
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Berea Independent 1
Kentucky Tech System 1
Madison County 4
Other 1
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Madison County 1
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Private Schools 3
Elementary 3
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Catholic 1
Other religion 2
Secondary 0
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