AIKCU fall enrollments hold steady; cap a decade of strong growth

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Enrollments at Kentucky’s 20 nonprofit private colleges and universities held steady during the fall 2013 semester, according to a new report released this week by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.¬†Statewide, AIKCU members enrolled 36,195 total students: 28,855 undergraduates and 7,340 graduate students.

While overall enrollments this fall were essentially flat for the second year in a row, AIKCU member institutions have seen a 41.8% increase in enrollment since 2003. During that 10-year period graduate enrollments have increased by 132.5%, from 3,157 in 2003 to 7,340 in 2013.

CPE reports that enrollments at Kentucky’s public four-year universities posted minor gains during the fall of 2013, while enrollments in the two-year Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) saw a 4.7 percent drop.

Read the CPE press release and view the report with detailed public sector enrollment data.