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CPE report shows Kentucky colleges and universities make substantial progress toward education goals

Kentucky colleges and universities continued to make substantial progress toward the state’s educational attainment goals in 2019-20, exceeding targets for both STEM+H degrees and degrees among underrepresented minority students. According to the latest figures from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, production of undergraduate credentials rose 3.3 percent compared to the prior year....

CPE’s statewide diversity plan driving Kentucky campuses to narrow achievement gap

In a testament to Kentucky’s statewide diversity plan for higher education, colleges and universities across the commonwealth made important strides in 2018-19 in closing the achievement gap for underrepresented minority students. According to the latest progress report from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), bachelor’s degrees conferred to minority students at public and private...

CPE urges college freshmen to take 15 credits a semester, 30 per year for on-time graduation

The Council on Postsecondary Education has a message for freshmen heading to college this fall: Take 15 credit hours your first semester and be nearly twice as likely to graduate on time. That’s one of the key findings of a new CPE policy brief, “Momentum and Student Success in Kentucky: The Power of 15 Credits.” The report examines the impact of first-semester and first-year enrollment intensity...