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By the Numbers: Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education Facts (May 2011)

Colleges, Universities, and Adult Education
Colleges and Universities
Public universities 8; 24 campuses
KCTCS 16; 70 campuses
AIKCU nonprofit institutions 20; 60 campuses
Other CPE-licensed nonprofit KY institutions 13
CPE-licensed for-profit KY institutions 5
Out-of-state institutions licensed by CPE to operate in KY 27
   
Enrollment (Fall 2010 Total Headcount) 288,510
5-year growth 19%
Public research universities 50,327
Public comprehensive universities 75,327
KCTCS 106,664
AIKCU nonprofit institutions 34,404
Other CPE-licensed nonprofit KY institutions (2009)* 6,222
CPE-licensed for-profi t KY institutions (2009)* 7,961
Out-of-state institutions licensed by CPE to operate in KY (2009) 7,605
*Includes only institutions that report to IPEDS
   
Degrees and Credentials Conferred (Academic Year 2009-10) 60,112
5-year growth, associate’s and above 17%
Sub-associate’s credentials (at least 1 year in length) 18,549
Associate’s 10,878
Bachelor’s 20,413
Graduate degrees and certificates 10,272
   
Adult Basic Education (2009-10)
Number of adult education providers 120
Number of GEDs awarded 9,357
GED grads in 2008 enrolling in college (2009-10) 23%
GED pass rate 80%
Students
Enrollment (Fall 2010, Public and AIKCU only)
Undergraduate enrollment 234,926 (64% full-time)
Graduate enrollment 31,796 (58% full-time)
   
Student Diversity (Fall 2010, Public and AIKCU only)
Female/Male 56% / 44%
Underrepresented minority enrollment 29,502 (11%)
     Black, Non-Hispanic (only) 23,626 (9%)
     American Indian, Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander
     (only)
983 (<1%)
     Hispanic, any race 4,893 (2%)
White/Caucasian (only) 217,901 (82%)
Asian (only) 3,326 (1%)
Two or more races/unknown 11,058 (4%)
   
Adult Undergraduates (Fall 2010, Public and AIKCU only)
Undergraduates ages 25 and older 76,748 (33%)
Percent attending full-time 43%
   
International and Out-of-State Students (Fall 2010, Public and AIKCU only)
Out-of-state 37,277 (14%)
International 5,301 (2%)
   
Academic Performance
Average ACT, 2009 public university entrants 22.1
Average ACT, 2009 KCTCS entrants 19.0
Bachelor’s graduation rate in 4 years (2003 entering class)
     Public universities 19% (23% in US)
     Nonprofits 34% (37% in US)
     For-profits 25% (22% in US)
Bachelor’s graduation rate in 6 years (2003 entering class)
     Public universities 42% (45% in US)
     Nonprofits 47% (51% in US)
     For-profits 38% (29% in US)
Finance
State Financial Aid (Fiscal Year 2009-10)
KEES recipients (merit awards) 69,024 (Average $1,353)
CAP recipients (need-based awards) 40,982 (Average $1,544)
KTG recipients (need-based awards, non-publics only) 12,523 (Average $2,587)
Qualified, unfunded students for need-based programs 63,321
Federal Pell grant recipients (FY 2008-09) 89,781 (Average award $3,026)
   
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Academic Year 2010-11)
Public Universities
     In-state tuition and fees $7,180
     Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,162
KCTCS
     In-state tuition and fees $3,900
     Out-of-state tuition and fees $7,800
   
Employees of Public Colleges and Universities (Headcount, Academic Year 2010-11)
Total 44,151
Faculty 14,457 (59% full-time)
     Universities 9,291 (72% full-time)
     KCTCS 5,166 (37% full-time)
Non-faculty 29,694
     Universities 25,745
     KCTCS 3,949
   
Fiscal Information (Public Universities and KCTCS Only)
Total public funds (2009-10) $2,324 million
     Net state general fund appropriations $936 million
     Tuition and fee revenue $1,260 million
     State student financial aid $129 million
Total expenditures (2008-09) $4,371 million
Stronger by Degrees Performance Metrics
College Readiness
College readiness of KY high school graduates who enter college 61.8%
GED graduates 9,357
New teacher excellence (percent in top 15% nationally) 17%
   
Student Success
Degrees and credentials conferred 55,106
Bachelor’s graduation rate (6-year) 47%
Associate’s graduation rate (3-year, KCTCS) 23%
Graduation rate gap of underprepared students -25
Graduation rate gap of low-income students -8
Graduation rate gap of underrepresented minority students -14
State appropriations for public higher education $1,006 million
State financial aid funding deficit $105 million
   
Research, Economic, and Community Competitiveness
External research and development funding (2008-09) $375 million
Degrees and credentials in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health-related fields (2009-10) 6,782 (12%)
Educational attainment at the associate’s or higher degree level, ages 25-44 (2009) 32%
   
Efficiency and Innovation
College credits taken online (2009-10) 14.3%
Completions per $1 million in education and related expenditures (2007-08) 23

 

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