Western Kentucky University and the Bowling Green Technical School fail to meet objectives set by a state plan. Public universities in the state must meet a list of goals to ensure blacks are given adequate opportunities in higher education.
The Kentucky plan requires Western to retain almost 66 percent of first-year black students. At the end of 2003, Western had retained 63 percent. To help fix the problem Western has created a task force to help the university improve in the areas it failed.
The task force is working to ensure that the university sees more of Kentucky’s black students enrolling and completing both their bachelors and masters degrees on the hill.
The Bowling Green Technical School met only one of the four objectives they were supposed to meet.
Both schools are working with high schools to try and attract students as well as raise more money for minority scholarships.