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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2023
Nearly three in five undergraduate students on U.S. campuses experience basic needs insecurity, which means they lack access to stable sources of food, housing, or other living or educational essentials, like affordable childcare or technology. Basic needs insecurity unequivocally jeopardizes student success, increasing the likelihood of leaving…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Needs, Food, College Housing
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2023
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) annually produces a report examining degree and credential production in Kentucky in the previous academic year (July 1 through June 30) and over time. Using data from the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data System (KPEDS), the report details the number and types of credentials earned at…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Academic Degrees, Credentials
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2023
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's (CPE's) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts help ensure that all students, no matter their story, succeed in college. This is achieved through statewide policy that fosters strategic planning and accountability at the campus level and facilitates improvement in three key areas: (1)…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Diversity (Institutional)
Ledford, Christopher – Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2023
In Kentucky and around the nation, the cost of college attendance has risen steadily over the past two decades, while total undergraduate enrollment has leveled off or declined. Kentucky has taken aggressive measures to limit tuition increases and increase state and institutional aid; nevertheless, increasing college costs may be constricting our…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, In State Students, Public Colleges, Financial Needs
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2022
Kentucky ranks 35th in the nation in the educational attainment level of its workforce. Furthermore, at 56.3%, Kentucky has one of the lowest workforce participation rates in the nation. This depresses economic development, limits knowledge-economy job creation, curbs social and economic mobility and reduces enthusiasm for credential attainment…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Barriers, Access to Education
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, 2021
This research brief examines race-based disparities in the lifetime earnings of Kentuckians at the same educational attainment level. It relies on data from the 2016-18 American Community Survey to approximate lifetime earnings for full-time workers with at least a high school diploma. It is the third of three research briefs on lifetime earnings…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Educational Attainment
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
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