Enrollment Drop Causes Council to Consider Tuition Freeze

The Council on Postsecondary Education is considering a proposal that would freeze tuition at Kentucky's community and technical colleges for the next two years.

The move would be a response to the drop in enrollment of full-time students at the state's 16 colleges since 2002.

Tuition costs at those schools has more than doubled since 2000.

Overall enrollment has also grown since 2000 due to a big increase in part-time students.

More than 86,000 students are enrolled at Kentucky's community and technical colleges.

Around 54,000 are part-time students.

KCTCS President Mick McCall says if the proposal is adopted, the General Assembly would need to add funding to make up for lost revenue.

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