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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
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
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2016
In 1997, the General Assembly adopted the "Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997" (HB 1), a bold and visionary act to reform Kentucky's public system of higher education. This piece of legislation established broad goals for increasing educational attainment at all levels, and charged the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, State Legislation, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2016
The Completion Report describes the state of postsecondary education degree and credential attainment in Kentucky between Academic Years (AY) 2004-05 and 2013-14. Part One details the number and types of degrees produced during this time and pays attention to trends among key demographics in the state. Part Two provides context for these trends by…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2015
Student loans can be a good investment in an individual's future, providing financial access to higher education and improved chances of economic success after college. However, avoiding undue financial obligations and maximizing the return on investment require careful planning and prudent borrowing. Estimating whether the student loan debt…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, College Students, Loan Repayment
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2014
The annual "Accountability Report" produced by the Council on Postsecondary Education highlights the system's performance on the state-level metrics included in "Stronger by Degrees: A Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education." For each metric, we outline steps taken to improve performance, as well as…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Accountability, Public Colleges, Educational Objectives
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2009
In October 2008, Governor Steven Beshear formed the Higher Education Work Group (HEWG), a bipartisan body of prominent business, education, and policy leaders. As a first step, the Governor called on the group to propose measures that could be implemented immediately to improve college access and affordability in the Commonwealth. HEWG recommends…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Planning Commissions, Statewide Planning
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2009
Kentucky's public and independent postsecondary institutions are graduating another historic class in 2009. Total degrees and credentials awarded this spring increased 7 percent over last year and an impressive 40 percent in the past five years. Other highlights include: (1) Increases were seen in all sectors and at virtually all institutions.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Graduation Rate, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2009
To become more economically competitive and reap the benefits of postsecondary educational levels, Kentucky has set a very ambitious goal to double the number of bachelor's degree holders by 2020. Clearly, increasing the college-going rate of working-age adults is an important strategy in the state's efforts to produce more degree holders. The…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Barriers
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2008
Doubling the Number of college graduates in Kentucky by 2020 will be challenging, but it is a worthy and achievable goal, and will make a real difference in the lives and livelihoods of Kentuckians. This report, a biennial publication of the Council on Postsecondary Education, shows how every county in the state can contribute toward this goal and…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Counties
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2007
The Council on Postsecondary Education is directed by statute to provide the Governor and the members of the General Assembly an annual accountability report on Kentucky's postsecondary education system. The report documents system-wide and institutional progress in advancing the Public Agenda and the mandates of the Kentucky Postsecondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Accountability, Educational Quality, State Standards
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