Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Policies & Initiatives

  • Academic Initiatives
    The Council administers academic programs and initiatives to promote postsecondary and adult education reform in Kentucky.
  • Academic Policies
    The Council’s academic policies specify guidelines for student admissions, transfer, residency status, dual credit, advanced placement, institutional licensure, and campus safety.
  • Accessibility and Disability
    The Council collaborates with Kentucky postsecondary institutions to ensure that postsecondary and adult education is available and accessible to all students.
  • Assessment of College-Level Learning
    The Assessment of College-Level Learning initiative conducts research to improve learning and support services.
  • Kentucky Adult Education
    Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) works to increase the number of Kentucky adults prepared for the workforce or postsecondary education.
  • Budget & Finance
    Council also advocates for adequate funding of postsecondary and adult education through biennial budget recommendations, the distribution of trust funds, tuition regulation, and the administration of incentive funding programs.
  • Economic Development 
    The Council’s economic development programs focus on expanding knowledge-driven research and development capacity in Kentucky.
  • Equal Opportunities
    The Council implements policy and coordinates programs to ensure equitable access to education for all Kentuckians.
  • Technology/Statewide Data Networks
    The Council facilitates several initiatives/programs to assist institutions with connection to quality data resources.
  • Data Security Policy
    KRS 61.932(1)(b) requires that Kentucky public colleges and universities establish and implement “reasonable security and breach investigation procedures and practices” in accordance with policies established by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • Virtual Learning
    Several online resources are available for Kentuckians to earn degrees and certificates, participate in professional development and adult education, and perform research.


Last Updated 2/18/2015