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Kentucky higher education system partners with The Jed Foundation to prioritize mental health and suicide prevention for students, staff and faculty

February 26, 2024
The JED Foundation announced a new initiative aims to protect emotional health, prevent suicide and strengthen connectedness across select Kentucky college campuses and communities statewide. Read more >>


Council on Postsecondary Education accepting proposals for grants to support summer bridge programs

February 23, 2024
CPE is accepting proposals from Kentucky public and AIKCU institutions for seed grants to support summer bridge programs. Read more >>

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Kentucky Advising Academy awards mini-grants to 17 schools to support workforce readiness and advising

February 8, 2024
KAA recently awarded mini-grants reimbursable up to $5,000 to 17 Kentucky K-12 public schools and area technology centers to support postsecondary readiness advising. Read more >>


Kentucky has the highest overall enrollment gains in the U.S.

January 4, 2024
Recently released data from the National Student Clearinghouse indicate Kentucky had the highest fall-to-fall total enrollment gains in the nation this year. Read more >>


CPE board member appointed to the Kentucky Antisemitism Task Force

December 22, 2023
Dr. Muhammad Babar, Council member and an attending physician at St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital and the medical director at six other healthcare and rehab centers, is one of 18 members of the task force appointed by Gov. Andy Beshear. Read more >>

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson on Gov. Beshear’s budget proposal

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson on Gov. Beshear’s budget proposal

December 22, 2023
CPE is grateful to the Governor for his proposed budget for higher education. Read more >>

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Kentucky Student Success Collaborative receives grant to increase student basic needs support

December 18, 2023
The Kentucky Student Success Collaborative has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from ECMC Foundation to address issues such as childcare and food/housing insecurity. Read more >>

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CPE receives Complete College America’s highest honor for innovation and commitment to educational attainment

December 13, 2023
CPE received CCA's highest honor, the Stan Jones Legacy Award at Future Ready, CCA’s 2023 annual convening in Las Vegas. Read more >>

CPE statement on Kentucky State University's accreditation status

CPE statement on Kentucky State University's accreditation status

December 13, 2023
The Council on Postsecondary Education is aware of the warning issued to Kentucky State University by its regional accreditor, SACSCOC. Read more >>

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Changes to FAFSA spark new public awareness campaign by CPE, KHEAA

December 4, 2023
GEAR UP Kentucky and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will be conducting a public service awareness campaign to prepare students for the new FAFSA form and processes that will launch on Dec. 31, 2023. Read more >>


Kentucky Advising Academy accepting proposals for mini-grants geared toward supporting workforce readiness and advising

December 1, 2023
The Kentucky Advising Academy is accepting proposals from Kentucky K12 schools and career tech centers for grants centered around postsecondary advising. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023