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Latest CPE progress report shows more Kentucky students succeeding in college

September 22, 2023
College graduation and retention rates are on the rise in Kentucky, and graduate degree production increased 9.8%, according to the 2023 Progress Report from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Read more >>

CPE approves 2024-2026 biennial budget recommendation

CPE approves 2024-2026 biennial budget recommendation

September 19, 2023
CPE approved the 2024-2026 biennial budget recommendation, which includes operating funds and capital investment requests for state colleges and universities and a budget request for the agency Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

College is a sound investment

September 12, 2023
If you or your child headed off to campus this fall, you're probably worried whether college will be worth the cost. The data tell a different story. Read more >>


New CPE report focuses on strategies to assist Kentucky’s students in meeting basic needs

July 24, 2023
CPE report findings assist Student Basic Needs Action Network to facilitate food and housing solutions for students with low incomes. Read more >>

Tuition and fees for EKU, Murray State and WKU approved by CPE

Tuition and fees for EKU, Murray State and WKU approved by CPE

June 9, 2023
CPE approved tuition and mandatory fee proposals submitted by Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University for the 2023-24 academic year. Read more >>

Mitzi Holland

Advising Kentucky’s college advisors: A Q&A with Kentucky Advising Academy Director Mitzi Holland

May 4, 2023
After a year in the field training advisors and counselors, Kentucky Advising Academy’s director Mitzi Holland shares what she and her staff have learned about the needs of those providing college and career advising. Read more >>

Alex Perry

Strengthening Kentucky’s dual credit efforts

May 4, 2023
Kentucky has a dual credit attainment goal – now what? National dual credit expert Alex Perry discusses the state’s challenges, successes and suggested next steps for its dual credit programs. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: We must increase dual credit access for underrepresented student populations

May 4, 2023
Kentucky is making great strides in expanding dual credit participation. CPE’s President discusses how far we’ve come and where CPE plans to go in his latest message. Read more >>

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Kentucky faculty and staff chosen to participate in Academic Leadership Academy

April 24, 2023
CPE is pleased to announce that 65 faculty and staff representing 18 colleges and universities are participating in Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) Read more >>

Upcoming webinar to launch new dual credit toolkit for Kentucky educators

Upcoming webinar to launch new dual credit toolkit for Kentucky educators

April 18, 2023
Register now to learn about the new toolkit that provides information about dual credit and other early postsecondary programs, state policy and the new dual credit attainment goal. Read more >>

Thompson and Campbell

CPE’s Aaron Thompson receives 2023 Smith-Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education

April 13, 2023
President Aaron Thompson has received the 2023 Lucy Harth Smith-Atwood S. Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education from the Kentucky Education Association. Read more >>

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CPE updates Dual Credit Policy, establishes Dual Credit Attainment Goal

April 11, 2023
Dual credit participation in Kentucky is growing by leaps and bounds, but more can be done. Learn about the Council’s new Dual Credit Attainment Goal and the policy changes to make this program more effective. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023