Council for Post Secondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Board of Regents has received media and public criticism over the level of accountability in its presidential search process.

Last week, the board unanimously chose Jay Box, current KCTCS chancellor, as their preferred candidate to head the 16-college, 72-campus system.

But there has been an issue regarding the 19-member presidential search committee’s methods and transparency during the process. 

Kentucky college students interested in transferring to a public or private four-year university have a chance at a one day all-in-one transfer initiative.

Afternoon Update 5-7

May 7, 2012
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From NPR: Scientists say dinosaurs passed so much gas, they affected climate enough to cause their demise.

From the Four Rivers Region:

The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, will move from Calloway to Marshall County.

For the first time, Kentucky has released enrollment numbers for online and for-profit colleges and the results are surprising to the Council on Post-Secondary Education.

Tuition at Murray State will increase by four percent for the 2012-13 academic year. The increase amounts to around $130 per semester.   The MSU board of Regents voted against the administration’s three percent recommendation.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education voted on several tuition-related items at its meeting today at the University of Kentucky.

The council will allow comprehensive universities like Murray State to raise tuition up to 5%. Rates for community colleges are capped at 4% and research university rates capped 6%.

The increase is expected to provide the institutions another $45.1 million dollars in extra revenue, but CPE officials say that state appropriation cuts to higher education mean University's will still operate at an overall $79 million deficit.

Fake Websites Offering GEDs

Apr 9, 2012

A national education group  is worried Kentucky residents may be purchasing fake GED diplomas online. The Council on Post Secondary Education released a consumer alert today warning Kentuckians of websites offering the diplomas for a fee with no required test. The Council on Post Secondary Education's Sue Patrick says the fake websites take advantage of peoples’ best intentions…

"They turn over their money, they turn over their hope and they don’t get a GED that is recognized as an official test credential."

For-profit colleges in Kentucky would be subject to a new oversight panel under a bill that’s cleared the legislature and now heads to the governor.  The measure creates the 11-member Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education made up of four representatives from for-profit colleges and four at-large members with backgrounds in education and business.  It also includes the state's education secretary, education commissioner and the Council on Postsecondary Education president.  The legislation gives the commission authority to hire staff to monitor and to investigate complaints about for-

Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education