Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education

The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a six percent tuition increase for the universities of Louisville and Kentucky. The council also capped tuition at four percent for community colleges system and five percent for the state’s comprehensive universities. It’s expected these rate increases will result in over $40 million for the institutions but schools […]

Urban League Education Summit to Focus on College Degree Initiative

The Louisville Urban League will hold its 2012 Education Summit this weekend. President and CEO Ben Richmond says this year’s session will focus on raising awareness among African-American churches about the league’s 15K Degrees intiative. That’s the effort to have 15,000 African-Americans earn a college degree by the year 2020. It’s part of the community-wide […]

Kentucky Colleges, Universities Sign Consortium Agreement

Reporting by Kentucky Public Radio’s Charles Compton. A dozen universities and colleges in central and eastern Kentucky have strengthened their partnership this week, which may help students frustrated by a lack of options. The 12 colleges and universities that have signed the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium are trying to ease the administrative headaches that come […]

CPE President Says Higher Tuition Won’t Make Up for Budget Cuts

The head of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education foresees a dire future for higher education if the state can’t correct its budget woes soon. CPE President Robert King told a budget subcommittee today that Governor Steve Beshear’s 6.4 percent budget cut on higher education will definitely mean higher tuition for college students. But another increase won’t […]

White House Seeks Input From Ivy Tech’s Snyder

The leader of Indiana’s community college system says he came away from a White House meeting last week optimistic that the Obama Adminstration wants to address the soaring cost of higher education and rising student debt. Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder was appointed to the Roundtable of Affordability and Productivity in Higher Education. The panel […]

Ivy Tech President To Serve On White House Roundtable

The leader of Indiana’s community college system has been selected by President Obama to serve on the White House Roundtable on Affordability and Productivity in Higher Education. Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder is among several college presidents appointed to the panel, which will also include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Snyder says the roundtable will […]

Improving Relations Between India & Pakistan, Bureaucracy in Higher Education, Film Compares Coal Shortage in 1980s Wales to Modern Appalachia: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Today Pakistan agreed to normalize trade relations with India when Pakistan’s cabinet granted ‘Most Favored Nation’ status to its neighbor. Indian granted MFN status to Pakistan in the 90’s, but Pakistan did not reciprocate.

1:12pm: From 1975 to 2005, the costs of attending public universities in the U.S. have tripled. Benjamin Ginsberg argues that much of the cause is administrative bloat. Ginsberg writes that since the 1970s the number of administrative staffers has risen by 235%, while the number of faculty and students has increased by about 50%.

1:35pm: The coalfields of Appalachia are running out of coal, and there’s not a large-scale effort to diversify the region’s economy. But there are lessons to be learned from a similar transition in an unlikely place: the small United Kingdom country of Wales. Now, a documentary filmmaker is exploring parallels between 1980s Wales and modern-day Appalachia. WFPL’s Erica Peterson spoke with Tom Hansell and joins us with a report.

UK President Says Schools Must Modernize

The president of the University of Kentucky says the proposed super-region between Louisville and Lexington relies in part on upgrades to public universities. The super-region would be based around manufacturing, most of it for the automotive industry. UK President Eli Capilouto says research at the universities will play a role, and that, in turn, will […]

Study Shows Improvements in Kentucky’s Higher Education

by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio A new study shows that Kentucky’s higher education reforms have been among the most successful in the nation, but state officials say there’s still significant work to do. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems conducted the study. It looked at progress made since Kentucky enacted the Higher […]

Flooding & Power Loss After Irene, Rising College Costs and Dropout Rates: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Flooding from rains dumped by tropical storm Irene have isolated entire towns in the Northeast, and some communities are warily watching swollen rivers for signs of cresting. More than 2 and a half million people from North Carolina to Maine lacked electricity today, three days after Irene churned up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm […]