Council on Postsecondary Education

Stivers wants to further explore a four-year university in Hazard, endow collaborative research

BY: - February 9, 2024

Senate President Robert Stivers wants another study on how to expand higher education opportunities in Southeastern Kentucky.  This time, the Manchester Republican is sponsoring Senate Joint Resolution 132 calling on the Council on Postsecondary Education to study turning the Hazard Community and Technical College into a four-year residential university.  Study: Building a new public university […]

CPE ‘not aware’ of bill that would dissolve it before the legislation was filed

BY: - January 17, 2024

FRANKFORT — The group that oversees the state’s public universities and community colleges were unaware a Northern Kentucky Republican planned to file a bill that would dissolve the council.   Officials with the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) officials said in a statement to the Kentucky Lantern they were reviewing the legislation Wednesday morning. Rep. Steven […]

Kentucky high school graduates are leaving college financial aid unclaimed. Find out about FAFSA changes.

BY: - December 4, 2023

College financial aid applicants can expect the release of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, on Dec. 31, according to an announcement last month by the U.S. Department of Education. In Kentucky, two higher education organizations are partnering to get out information on the changes for the 2024-25 school year. Changes […]

Study: Building a new public university in Southeastern Kentucky ‘problematic’

BY: - November 28, 2023

Building a new four-year public university in Southeastern Kentucky would be “prohibitively expensive and its long-term viability (especially in terms of enrollment) would be uncertain,” says a study by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) that was ordered earlier this year by the Kentucky General Assembly.  Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, sought the wide-ranging study. […]