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Silvert and Farris

Council on Postsecondary Education elects leadership

January 30, 2023
CPE elected Madison Silvert to serve as the 2023 chair and re-elected Eric Farris as vice chair at its meeting on Jan. 27. Read more >>


Grants available to accelerate literacy of primary students

January 27, 2023
CPE is offering grants of up to $55,000 to support colleges of education in implementing the Kentucky Reading Project for Read to Achieve, which focuses on primary students (K-3) reading at low levels and needing accelerated learning. Read more >>

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Bachelor’s degrees in Kentucky flat while graduate degrees are on the rise, new report shows

January 19, 2023
A new report from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education shows that total degrees and credentials grew slightly in 2021-22, while bachelor’s degrees declined and graduate-level degrees made impressive gains. Read more >>


Kentucky action network forms to examine food and housing insecurity on college campuses

January 18, 2023
CPE's Kentucky Student Success Collaborative has formed an action network to examine the scope of the problem in the commonwealth and identify ways to increase support so students don’t opt out of college. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: In Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, there are lessons for educators

January 11, 2023
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., did not believe that education’s role was merely vocational. He also thought of it as a way to create self-actualized individuals who participate in and contribute to the larger culture and government. That distinction... Read more >>

Student with advisor

CPE gets national grant to improve student transfer process

December 14, 2022
CPE has been awarded a newly established Catalyst Fund in recognition of its best practices regarding student transfer policy and processes. Read more >>


Kentucky leads the way in improving college completion rates

December 8, 2022
Kentucky's increases in six-year completion rates and community college completion rates rank second best in nation. Read more >>

Jones, Bellman, Parker

Three research fellows selected to serve as the ‘student voice’ of Kentucky college students

December 5, 2022
Students from EKU, UofL and Morehead State have been selected to collect qualitative data on two- and four-year college students’ experiences across the commonwealth. Read more >>

Teacher with student

Addressing teacher and healthcare workforce shortages among 2023 legislative priorities for higher education

November 22, 2022
President Aaron Thompson previewed for the council the agency’s 2023 legislative priorities for higher education at its November meeting Read more >>

Ashish Vaidya

Media statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson

November 18, 2022
CPE President Aaron Thompson's remarks about the departure of NKU President Ashish Vaidya. Read more >>

Thirteen Kentucky school districts will participate in statewide college success program

Thirteen Kentucky school districts will participate in statewide college success program

November 15, 2022
CPE, KDE and OneGoal announced that 13 Kentucky public school districts will participate in a statewide effort to receive postsecondary professional coaching at the school and district leadership levels to improve college readiness outcomes for stude... Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Commitment of partners will ensure KSU’s success

November 2, 2022
This week, we held a special-called Council on Postsecondary Education meeting where we approved the management and improvement plan for Kentucky State University. This plan is the result of many months of effort by my staff and our partners at KSU,... Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023