Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

This page is updated annually in the Spring.

The following information includes enrollment and graduation data about students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.

Tables & Reports
Technical Definitions
  • Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)
    A number used by the federal government to identify an academic program or major.  Similar majors tend to fall under the same first two numbers within a CIP.
  • 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.
  • Sector
    Identifies institutions based on funding types and the level of degrees offered:  two-year public, four-year public, and independent.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
    Student majors or degrees that fall under the federal Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) list of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs based on their federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes.
  • Student Enrollment or Headcount
    Student enrollment is expressed as a count of individual students by institution. If a student is enrolled at more than one institution in a given semester, they would be counted at each school and, consequently, counted twice in the overall state total.


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Last Updated 11/2/2009