Bob King

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is set to adopt higher minimum admission standards for state universities.  The change increases the minimum from a 2.0 grade point average to a 2.5. 

Council President Bob King says the move sends a message to high school students to take their studies seriously.“Those students who enter the universities with at least a 2.5 grade point average in their high schools across the state tend to be more successful than students who may have scored well on an ACT, but had a lower grade point average,” said King.

The director of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation says it’s a fact of life that most students attending college take on some debt.


Eugene Hutchins appeared before members of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education Thursday. Hutchins says families going “over their head” with debt is not the best plan for the family or student. “I think what we encourage for families as far as their planning process to factor in what the cost of debt is going to be in where they are choosing to go to school,” said Hutchins.

Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is expected to vote Friday on recommended funding to support higher education institutions over the next two years.  That biennial request will go to the governor, legislative leaders, and the state budget office.

A new national report is showing a slight decline in College enrollment.  Statewide figures show enrollment at Kentucky's public universities remains strong.  

Performance-Based Higher Education Funding Possible in 2016

Jul 19, 2015

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is continuing to seek comments about its strategic agenda for the state's public universities.  The work is being done with an eye toward a new form of funding by 2016.

The aim of the statewide strategic agenda is to, over time, increase educational attainment, bolster job creation, and increase per capita income.