Chart: Return on Kentucky’s investment in private college students

Chart: ROI of KTG

AIKCU students receive about 2.4 percent of the more than $1 billion in state funds appropriated to postsecondary education in the form of the Kentucky Tuition Grant, the lottery-funded need-based financial aid program specifically for private college students. [AIKCU students may also qualify for the Kentucky College Access Program and Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, but they would qualify for those even if they attended public institutions.]

In return for this small investment directly in private college students, AIKCU institutions enroll 21 percent of Kentucky’s undergraduates and produce 22 percent of Kentucky’s bachelor’s degrees. That’s an impressive return on the Commonwealth’s investment in private college students.

Learn more in AIKCU’s Annual Report to the Council on Postsecondary Education.