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Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

College Readiness, Developmental Education and Remediation

This page is updated annually in the Fall.

The following information includes data about remedial and developmental needs and course taking patterns for students in postsecondary education in Kentucky.

Tables & Reports
Technical Definitions
  • Independent Institutions
    Institutions that are solely funded by tuition or through private sources. Many tables include only those schools who are member institutions of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities.  Other independent institutions include proprietary (for-profit) institutions, two-year occupational institutions, bible colleges, and seminaries.
  • Level
    Postsecondary educational level is defined as simply undergraduate, graduate, or first-professional, or by the credential being sought including certificates, diplomas, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, etc.
  • Public Institutions
    Four-year and KCTCS two-year postsecondary institutions that are funded through legislative appropriations.
  • Remedial or Developmental
    Students are identified as remedial or developmental if their standardized placement test scores or equivalents fall below the threshold identified for a performance level likely to allow them to be successful in college level courses in a particular area. For more information, please review the Mandatory Placement Policy.
  • Sector
    Identifies institutions based on funding types and the level of degrees offered:  two-year public, four-year public, and independent.


Last Updated 3/21/2011
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