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Murray State fall enrollment data reflects significant increases in number of key categories

Enrollment data in several key categories reflect continued increases and positive momentum at Murray State University for the 2020-21 academic year, which began Aug. 17. Based on university data as of Aug. 25, this year’s entering freshman class of 1,481 students reflects a significant increase of 4.2 percent from the fall 2019 freshman class. This marks the second straight year of freshman class...

Transylvania announces Pioneer Plus initiative, giving students options to expand college experience

Transylvania University’s new Pioneer Plus initiative offers students registered for the 2020-21 academic year a number of choices to continue their education, athletics and activities at Transylvania while making the best decisions for themselves right now. New options give students the choice of extending their undergraduate career at Transylvania tuition free. The Healthy at Transy reopening plan...

CPE offers flexibility on college readiness standards; campuses have chance to assess student placement

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) is allowing greater flexibility for the 2020-21 academic year in how campuses assess student readiness for college-level work. CPE’s college readiness standards, outlined in state regulation, help campuses determine course placement following admission to a public institution. Students who fail to meet the standards must take corequisite courses,...

Tuition at Western Kentucky University to remain unchanged for 2020-21 academic year

Tuition at Western Kentucky University will remain unchanged for the 2020-21 academic year. The WKU Board of Regents has approved the tuition schedule, which must now be approved by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The last time tuition was held flat was 1979-80. The Board also waived the distance learning surcharge fee — $150 per credit hour for full-time students engaged in an online...