Kentucky private college enrollments continue to grow, approach 36,000

Enrollment at Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities continues to rise, according to recent data from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

The estimated combined total fall headcount enrollment for AIKCU’s 20 member institutions is 35,878. Undergraduate enrollment at AIKCU institutions is up 4 percent over the fall of 2010, and graduate enrollment increased by 7 percent. Total enrollment in the independent sector increased by 45 percent over the last 10 years.

The continued upward trend in independent college enrollment indicates that even in this tight economy, students still find great value in Kentucky’s nonprofit private colleges and universities.

Statewide, CPE reported Kentucky’s total postsecondary enrollment grew 2 percent over fall 2010. Undergraduate enrollment at Kentucky’s public universities grew by 1 percent. Official fall enrollment numbers will be available from CPE in the spring of 2012.

AIKCU fall enrollment graph


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