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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2021
Earnings comparisons between full-time male and female workers consistently show that women earn less over a lifetime than their male counterparts. In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that women made $.82 for every $1.00 earned by men. This research brief examines the disparities in median lifetime earnings of Kentuckians based on educational…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2021
Studies have consistently shown that postsecondary education positively affects earnings; however, outcomes vary greatly depending on the degree type and the student's gender and race/ethnicity. This is the first of three research briefs examining differences in lifetime earnings in Kentucky across six levels of educational attainment, from a high…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Income, Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2021
This research brief examines the impact of dual credit participation on second-year persistence and first-year GPA among low-income and underrepresented minority (URM) students. The brief also explores whether dual credit opportunities help close outcome gaps affecting these student groups. Low-income is defined by a student's federal Pell grant…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2020
This report tracks 42,856 students who graduated from a Kentucky high school in 2010 until 2018, the most recent year of data available. Over half of these students entered an in-state college or university directly from high school. Another 5,000 had enrolled in college by 2018. All in all, 13,576 (32%) completed a postsecondary credential, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees
Dai, Grace – Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2020
Dual credit programs are collaborations between secondary and postsecondary institutions that enable high school students to enroll in college courses and receive simultaneous academic or technical credit that counts toward high school and college completion. Dual credit is distinct from Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which require students to…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Public Colleges, Outcomes of Education
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2020
This research brief examines the effect of dual credit participation on second-year persistence and first-year GPA at Kentucky public four-year universities, broken down by income. It is the fifth of six research briefs exploring the effects of dual credit on postsecondary outcomes.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Low Income Students, Public Colleges
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2020
This brief examines the varied effects of dual credit on second-year persistence and first-year GPA for underrepresented minority undergraduate students (URM), compared to white or Asian, non-Hispanic undergraduate students. The first brief (ED611821) showed a substantial gap in dual credit between URM and non-URM students, and this brief provides…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2020
This research brief examines the impact of dual credit participation on second-year persistence and first-year GPA, broken down by gender. It also explores whether dual credit courses can help narrow the gap in outcomes between female and male students. The first brief in this series (ED611821) already revealed a gap in dual credit participation…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2020
In Kentucky, the number of high school students participating in dual credit programs is on the rise, increasing the need for research to explore the effects of dual credit on postsecondary academic outcomes. This research brief focuses on two areas: second-year persistence and first-year grade point average (GPA) in college. The study shows that…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Grade Point Average, Academic Persistence
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2020
Enrollment in high school dual credit has risen 75% in the last five years, but participation has not increased equally among all demographic categories. This brief examines the underrepresented minority, gender, and income status of dual credit participants who subsequently enrolled in a Kentucky public university between 2014-17. This is the…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2019
This report describes the state of Kentucky's postsecondary education degree and credential attainment between Academic Years (AY) 2013-14 and 2017-18. Using data from the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data System (KPEDS), the report details the number and types of credentials earned at Kentucky's public universities, the campuses of the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2018
Financial literacy, or understanding how money is made, spent, and saved in order to make informed decisions, is particularly important during the transition to and through college. Students who have a deeper understanding of finances and how they work are better positioned to make decisions regarding the college or university they attend, what to…
Descriptors: Money Management, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education, Public Colleges
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2018
Research shows that the more courses students take and complete, especially early in their postsecondary programs, the more likely they are to graduate. In particular, students who take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits a year have a higher likelihood to complete associate and baccalaureate degrees than students enrolling in fewer hours, even…
Descriptors: College Students, College Credits, Graduation, Associate Degrees
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2017
Preparing students for transfer to a four-year college or university is a core function of community colleges. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), which is comprised of 16 colleges with over 70 campuses, plays a major role in promoting student mobility between the two-year and four-year sectors of postsecondary education…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Public Colleges
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2016
As college costs continue to rise, student loan default and repayment are issues of increasing concern to students and families, colleges and universities, and state and federal governments. Helping students borrow responsibly and manage their debt are vitally important to maintaining college access and affordability and increasing the education…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Paying for College
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