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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2022
This agenda is Kentucky's plan to create a more inclusive, innovative higher education system that serves students of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. It reaffirms the goal for 60% of Kentucky adults to have a postsecondary credential by the year 2030 and builds on unprecedented gains in degree production over the last decade. It responds to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Postsecondary Education, Educational Planning
Dai, Grace – Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2021
This report highlights higher education's early return on investment for the Kentucky high school class of 2011. It follows 43,655 students who graduated from a Kentucky high school in 2011 to 2019, the most recent year of data available. Following a note from the president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and an executive…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, High School Graduates, Student Costs
Dai, Grace – Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2021
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. Nationally and in Kentucky, dual credit participation is on the rise. The total number of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students, Student Participation
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2021
The Council on Postsecondary Education (Council) is charged with guiding the reform efforts envisioned by state policy leaders in the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 and is Kentucky's statewide postsecondary and adult education coordinating agency. To gain better insight into economic conditions and workforce trends,…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Postsecondary Education, Labor Market, Labor Force Development
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2021
The Commonwealth Education Continuum (CEC) was formed out of the moral imperative to strengthen the education pipeline in Kentucky. To further understand the diverse needs of the state and seek actions to improve the education system, the CEC created three workgroups with distinct focus areas at its April meeting. The workgroups include: (1) Early…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, State Agencies, Educational Improvement, Postsecondary Education
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
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