Presentation on theme: "Education in Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Education Cabinet Adult Education Colleges."— Presentation transcript:
Education in Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Education Cabinet Adult Education Colleges & Universities
Education in Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Adult Education Colleges & Universities Public Comm. & Tech. Colleges Public 4-Year Institutions Private 4-Year Institutions
Planning for 2020 By 2020, Kentucky plans to be at the national average in terms of the proportion of our working age population who have a bachelors degree or above. In effect, this will require doubling the number of people with a bachelors degree.
Reaching the National Average K12 population figures are flat so we must Increase K12 graduation and college-going rates. Colleges must retain and graduate more students. Adults must be brought into or brought back to higher education.
Adults in Postsecondary Ed. Transition more adults from GED programs into postsecondary. Encourage the development of programs to attract adults into PSE. Encourage adults who have started their education and stopped to return and complete it.
Adults in Postsecondary Ed.
Tracking Adults from GED into College GED recipients records are matched with postsecondary enrollments to identify transitions to college and university programs. Transition numbers are shared with each of the individual providers so they know how well their program does much in the same way transitions to work etc. are shared. In the transition rate was 21%. In some counties, the Community and Technical College has the contract to supply adult education services so students can get used to the culture and make what should be an easier transition. KYAE is currently reevaluating the formula used to fund programs and transitions to college and university programs is one of the measures being considered.
Helping Adults Succeed in College KCTCS conducted research on the adult segment of Kentuckys population to see what they wanted from postsecondary education – the majority who were likely to return to school wanted a four-year degree. The Council has contracted a firm to conduct a telephone survey of adults who started their degrees but did not complete to see what their interests are and what barriers are preventing them from returning to complete their education. Special attention is being paid to former students who completed a large proportion of hours and would be nearer to completing a bachelors degree.
Initiatives Targeting Adults Innovative programs must be considered including special completer degrees like bachelors of general studies (BGS). The private sector has been more successful in serving this population in the past and are an important player in reaching these objectives. Financial, time, and even location barriers will likely need to be addressed among other things.
Charles McGrew Director, Information & Research Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education