Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

New Academic Program Approval and Policies


The Council is the approving body for academic programs at Kentucky's public institutions. To view documentation associated with the Council's program approvals, go to the Council's meeting records archive

Guiding Legislation


Before a proposal is submitted for approval to the CPE, an institution should follow its internal processes and gain approval from its local governing board. Details of the policy and process can be found in the documents linked below.

Please note that:


Program Approval System


To view a catalog of all of Kentucky's academic programs, view the Academic Program Inventory.


Last Updated: 7/13/2022