Transfer Rate Up in Kentucky, While Low-Income Students Face Some Hardships

Dec 17, 2013

A Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education report released today has found more than 12,000 students transferred from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to four-year institutions, more than meeting its goal of 9,580.

The annual accountability report measures college readiness, student success, economic and community development and innovation for the 2011-2012 academic year with goals set to be met by the 2013-2014 academic year.

Kentucky schools met their benchmarks in other categories including total degrees earned along with graduate and STEM and health degrees.

But the report showed some areas were falling behind, particularly for low-income students.

The number of low income students in Kentucky who were denied financial aid increased more than 6,000. Bachelor graduation rate for low-income students also decreased nearly 12 percent, and they had on average more than 600 dollars less in excess grant money to pay for indirect costs like room and board and tuition.

The full report is available here.