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CPE gets national grant to improve student transfer process

December 14, 2022
CPE has been awarded a newly established Catalyst Fund in recognition of its best practices regarding student transfer policy and processes. Read more >>


Kentucky leads the way in improving college completion rates

December 8, 2022
Kentucky's increases in six-year completion rates and community college completion rates rank second best in nation. Read more >>

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Three research fellows selected to serve as the ‘student voice’ of Kentucky college students

December 5, 2022
Students from EKU, UofL and Morehead State have been selected to collect qualitative data on two- and four-year college students’ experiences across the commonwealth. Read more >>

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Addressing teacher and healthcare workforce shortages among 2023 legislative priorities for higher education

November 22, 2022
President Aaron Thompson previewed for the council the agency’s 2023 legislative priorities for higher education at its November meeting Read more >>

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Media statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson

November 18, 2022
CPE President Aaron Thompson's remarks about the departure of NKU President Ashish Vaidya. Read more >>

Thirteen Kentucky school districts will participate in statewide college success program

Thirteen Kentucky school districts will participate in statewide college success program

November 15, 2022
CPE, KDE and OneGoal announced that 13 Kentucky public school districts will participate in a statewide effort to receive postsecondary professional coaching at the school and district leadership levels to improve college readiness outcomes for stude... Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Commitment of partners will ensure KSU’s success

November 2, 2022
This week, we held a special-called Council on Postsecondary Education meeting where we approved the management and improvement plan for Kentucky State University. This plan is the result of many months of effort by my staff and our partners at KSU,... Read more >>

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GO!vember campaign guides Kentuckians on how to apply, pay for college

November 1, 2022
Kentucky high school students and their families will get some help navigating how to apply and pay for college with a new information campaign that runs through November. Read more >>

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Council on Postsecondary Education approves KSU management improvement plan

November 1, 2022
CPE approved a three-year management improvement plan for Kentucky State University to assist with the institution’s organizational and financial stability at a special-called meeting. Read more >>

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College and university leadership address post-COVID learning, equity, other pressing issues in higher education

November 1, 2022
The Postsecondary Education Trusteeship Conference brought together 250 Kentucky higher education leaders for sessions on targeting adult learners, addressing student basic needs and ensuring equity in student success, among others. Check out the... Read more >>

New report shows college enrollment stabilizing following COVID-19 pandemic

New report shows college enrollment stabilizing following COVID-19 pandemic

October 27, 2022
According to the latest data from the CPE, Kentucky saw gains in dual credit, underrepresented minority student enrollment. Read more >>

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Northern Kentucky makes strong progress increasing educational attainment

October 24, 2022
CPE President Aaron Thompson delivered good news about progress toward increasing the number of Kentuckians with a college credential at a session of the NKYEC in October. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023