Diversity & Demographics
This page is updated annually in the Spring.
The following tables and graphs describe the student populations at Kentucky institutions in various ways including race, gender, and age breakouts. Use these tables to understand more about the types of students at Kentucky institutions.
||Tables & Reports
Degrees and Other Credentials
- Enrollment by level, race and institution, 2008-11
- Enrollment by Level, Institution, and Race Over Time (276K PDF)
- Total Enrollment by Race and Gender - Public Institutions - Fall, Over Time (1.5MB PDF)
- GRAPH: Total Enrollment by Race 2006 - Public Institutions (14K PDF)
- GRAPH: Total Enrollment by Race - Non-white (30K PDF)
- GRAPH: Total Enrollment by Gender Over Time - Public Institutions (27K PDF)
- GRAPH: Enrollment by Age – Kentucky Public & Independent Institutions – Fall, Over Time (66K PDF)
- GRAPH: Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Age Category Fall, Over Time (182K PDF)
- Enrollment by Level, Institution, and Race Over Time (317K PDF)
- Undergraduate Enrollment by Age Category Over Time (13K PDF)
- Enrollment by Origin (In-State, Out-of-State, International) Fall 2008 - Public Institutions (1.66MB PDF)
- Graduate Enrollment by Major and Level, Fall 2007 - Public Institutions (387K PDF)
- Six-Year Graduation Rates at Four-Year Public Institutions by Race, Gender, and Residency, Entering Class:
- One-Year Retention Rates for Full-Time Degree-Seeking Freshmen (Fall)
- 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06, 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1999-00, 1998-99, 1997-98
Students by County of Origin, Fall 2008
- EEO Categories
Categories designated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for grouping employment positions based on the job function and level of autonomy. The categories include executive / administrative / managerial, faculty, other professionals, clerical/secretarial, technical/paraprofessional, skilled crafts, and service/maintenance.
- Graduation Rate
The proportion of students who enter as first-time, full-time degree-seeking students in a given summer or fall who also earn a credential within 150 percent of the time normally needed to complete the degree. For example: bachelor’s degree graduation rates are calculated over six years, associate’s degrees are calculated over three years.
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.
- Nonresident Alien
A person who has not been admitted to the United States for permanent residence (e.g. international students).
For tuition purposes, students are classified as in-state or out-of-state.
The proportion of first-time postsecondary students who enter a public Kentucky institution in a given fall semester and return to any Kentucky institution the following fall semester.
Identifies institutions based on funding types and the level of degrees offered: two-year public, four-year public, and independent.
- Traditional and Nontraditional Ages
Student ages are categorized as traditional or nontraditional depending upon whether they are 24 and under (traditional) or 25 and above (nontraditional).
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Data Library
State and institutional data tables for SREB states on diversity in postsecondary enrollment, degrees, and staffing.
- NCES Digest of Education Statistics
National and state data tables on diversity in postsecondary enrollment, degrees, and staffing.
- Minority Student Enrollment, Condition of Education, NCES
Overview and data tables.
- NCHEMS Report on Higher Education Inequality
Report and participation and completion tables by race/ethnicity and gender.
- College Results Online, The Education Trust
Institutional-level reports and data on graduation rates by race and ethnicity that can be compared across institutions.
- Economic Diversity of Colleges
Institutional-level data on student income, race and ethnicity, and student loan usage that can be compared over time and across institutions.
- College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL)
User-friendly tool to access institutional-level IPEDS data on diversity
- Community Colleges and Minority Degree Attainment, Community College Research Center
Best practices in diversity, national reports.
- Pathways to College Network, Publications and Resources
Best practices in diversity, national reports.
- Postsecondary Education Opportunities
A subscription site with a wide range of analyses of postsecondary education diversity.
- NCES Report: Gender Differences in Participation and Completion of Undergraduate Education and How They Have Changed Over Time