Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education
More Kentucky Adult Education programs earn performance funding

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 31, 2011  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
Cell: 502-330-6596

The Council on Postsecondary Education today announced that 29 county Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) programs have earned a total of $343,501 for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2011 fiscal year. This year’s total represents an increase of five programs that demonstrated excellent performance from one year ago.

To qualify for these funds, county KYAE programs must meet or exceed enrollment and academic performance goals set by KYAE, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

“Kentucky is making great strides in adult education,” said Council President Bob King. “We extend our congratulations to the educators and staff of these programs, as well as the students who made this performance a reality.”

County KYAE programs earning funding awards for excellent performance are listed below.

  • Allen --$12,313
  • Boone --$36,664
  • Bourbon --$11,891
  • Bracken --$5,071
  • Butler --$9,558
  • Carroll --$9,902
  • Christian --$35,533
  • Cumberland --$2,530
  • Edmonson --$4,248
  • Franklin --$24,185
  • Green --$3,375
  • Hancock --$5,944
  • Hart --$7,185
  • Hopkins --$13,363
  • Jackson --$9,921
  • Johnson --$10,222
  • Lawrence --$6,068
  • Lee --$3,145
  • Lewis --$11,170
  • Mason --$10,858
  • McCracken --$36,568
  • McCreary --$9,319
  • Nicholas --$4,448
  • Powell --$11,046
  • Robertson --$3,214
  • Rowan --$13,686
  • Russell --$13,877
  • Taylor --$15,209
  • Trigg --$2,629

“For Kentucky to be successful, the nearly 420,000 working-age Kentuckians without a high school credential must have the opportunity to prepare themselves for postsecondary education and careers,” said Reecie D. Stagnolia, vice president, KYAE. “We are very appreciative of the adult education programs across the state that work hard every day to provide this opportunity.”

The issue of undereducated and underprepared adults is one of Kentucky’s most significant public policy challenges; however, Kentucky has made significant progress in this area. For example:

  • A total of 10,294 Kentuckians earned a GED in fiscal year 2011, up 10 percent over the previous year.
  • Kentucky’s 2010 GED pass rate was 81 percent, which exceeds the national GED pass rate of 74 percent.
  • The most recent data show that 26 percent of Kentucky GED graduates from 2009 transitioned to postsecondary education within two years, up from 23 percent one year earlier. Of those who transitioned--
    • 89 percent enrolled in KCTCS.
    • 8 percent enrolled in a public four-year institution.
    • 3 percent enrolled in an independent institution.

    More information on adult education services is available at


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Last Updated 10/31/2011