Kentucky council on Postsecondary Education

2:23 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Report: Fewer KY High Schoolers Choosing to Attend College Despite Better Preparation

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According to a new state report, Kentucky high school students are better prepared for college but many aren’t taking that next step.

Kentucky's higher education institutions are producing more degrees while the state legislature continues to cut their appropriations.

Despite some improvement, the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education continues to renew its request for restored funding. CPE President Bob King looks to use some of the data in the latest accountability report to support his request.

Chad Lampe speaks with him on Sounds Good.

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6:13 am
Fri October 3, 2014

King Elected Chair of SHEEO


Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King has been elected chair of the State Higher Education Executives Officers Association Executive Committee. SHEEO is the national organization that oversees higher education on behalf of the states.

King was elected by the 58 members of the organization to lead the association through September 2015. SHEEO President George Pernsteiner admires King’s contributions to higher education.

“Bob King is one of America’s true leaders for higher education,” Pernsteiner said. “He understands fully the policy landscape and will be a tremendous leader for SHEEO, for higher education and for all 50 states.  I really look forward to working closely with him and learning from him.”

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3:47 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

KSU's Decision to Drop Students for Nonpayment Prompts Broader Discussion

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Kentucky State University is dropping a quarter of its students for nonpayment.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports some of the bills are as high as $40,000 and have lasted two years.

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12:21 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Ky. CPE Approves 8% Tuition Increase Ceiling Over Next Two Years


Kentucky state universities can raise undergraduate tuition by 8 percent over the next two years.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously passed the two-year tuition and mandatory fee ceiling during a meeting Tuesday at Murray State University.

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4:11 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

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

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.

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4:33 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education Angling for More State Funding

CPE President Dr. Robert King

Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is making a run at more funding for state colleges and universities.

The CPE will ask the legislature for 4.9  and 5.3 percent increases respectively for the upcoming two-year budget cycle. The request comes as higher education state funding has dropped by nearly a third since 2008.

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2:54 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training

The President of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education says the state needs to do a better job recruiting and training good teachers.

Bob King says students majoring in elementary school education at Kentucky colleges often have the lowest ACT scores and highest need for remedial courses.

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10:07 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Kentucky CPE Developing Plan To Award Universities Money Based On Performance

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:20 pm

Kentucky’s public universities could receive money based on their performance under a new initiative being developed by the Council on Postsecondary Education. 

Under the proposal, universities that award more degrees and graduate more minority or low-income students could be eligible to receive more money from the agency, said Council President Bob King noting that the initiative is not yet finalized.

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4:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Campuses Awarding More Than 61,000 Degrees

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education estimates more than 61,000 students are receiving diplomas from the state's public and independent colleges and universities this academic year.

That's down slightly from last year's historic total, but it is well above the number of degrees conferred a decade ago in the Bluegrass State.

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3:39 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

KY Council on Postsecondary Education Approves 3% Tuition Cap

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Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education approved a 3% ceiling for tuition increases for the 2013-14 academic year for in-state undergraduate students at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities. It is the smallest average tuition increase for Kentucky public institutions in 15 years. Last year the Council allowed up to a 5% increase.

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