Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Tuition and fees approved by CPE for multiple campuses

June 24, 2024

At its June business meeting, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) approved tuition and mandatory fee proposals submitted by six public universities and KCTCS for the 2024-25 academic year.

Tuition ceilings previously set by the Council limit resident undergraduate tuition at public four-year institutions to increase by no more than 5% over two years or no more than 3% in any one year. Approved increases are as follows:

Kentucky State University’s (KSU) tuition and fees were approved at the March Council meeting. The University of Louisville (UofL) was granted a delegation of authority to allow the CPE president to approve its rates provided compliance with Council parameters, due the institution’s board meeting to discuss rates occurring after the June CPE meeting.  

In other action, Elaine N. Walker was elected Council vice chair, replacing Eric Farris. Walker, of Bowling Green, is a former Kentucky Secretary of State, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Parks, and served as the 29th mayor of Bowling Green. Walker’s term on the Council ends Dec. 31, 2026.

Lindsey Case, of Louisa, was sworn in as a new Council member. She is a high school teacher in Lawrence County specializing in aviation and preparing students to become pilots. Case’s term expires at the end of 2029. 

Several new academic programs were approved by the Council, including:

The Council also approved deadline revisions and substantive changes to monthly and quarterly objectives for the KSU management and improvement plan, as well as revisions to the Council bylaws related to attendance and committee participation. Information items of note included the 2023 annual report of the diversity, equity and inclusion plan; a mid-term review of the statewide strategic agenda; and the 2023-24 agency review.   

Committee appointments were made to Council committees, including:

In other business, the Council:

Council meeting materials are available here. The next meeting of the Council will be held Sept. 16 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington.

Last Updated: 6/24/2024