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Public colleges are expected to ask for a 6.2% increase next fiscal year and an 8.8% increase in the 2022 fiscal year.
Aspen Institute has ranked three KCTCS colleges among the top 150 in the country.
The federal government has awarded $2.5 million in grants to three Kentucky community colleges that will work together to train a workforce for advanced manufacturing employers.
Kentucky's public and independent colleges and universities conferred a record 70,146 degrees and credentials during the 2016-17 academic year.
The average cost of a four-year degree in Kentucky will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved tuition increases at all but two of the state's public universities.
Kentucky's public colleges and universities would have to compete with each other for shrinking state tax dollars under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.
Centre College improved in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” ranking, moving up one spot to #44 in the nation.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has restored some state funding to public colleges and universities.
Kentucky's college and university presidents say they will agree to budget cuts of 2 percent in the current year and 4.5 percent over the next two years to end the gridlock over state spending.
Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the House will reject Gov. Matt Bevin's mid-year budget cuts to colleges and universities.
Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky university and community college presidents have agreed to admit National Guard members until the state can reimburse the schools for their tuition.
Colleges and universities nationwide are using education, enforcement and the campus environment to fight the intertwined problems of alcohol and sexual assault.