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June 18, 2013

Tuition increase on tap for community colleges

Versailles — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents approved a 2013-14 budget of $928,704,000 during its quarterly meeting Friday.

The budget includes a 2.86 percent increase in tuition for in-state students.

The board also adopted KCTCS President Michael B. McCall’s recommendations for a two percent salary increase for full-time faculty and staff.

A two percent or $1,000 (whichever is larger) salary increase will apply to each regular full-time KCTCS faculty or staff member who has met or exceeded their job requirements on their 2012-13 performance evaluations. The increase will be funded using existing funding bases.  

The board also approved an increase in in-state tuition rates for the 2013-14 academic year from $140 per credit hour to $144. Out-of-state tuition rates approved include a $288 per credit hour rate for out-of-state students from counties contiguous to Kentucky and $504 for all other out-of-state students.  

The approved tuition rates are consistent with the parameters established by the Council for Postsecondary Education. These parameters include an in-state tuition rate increase of three percent and out-of-state rates of at least double in-state rates.

In other business, the board approved or ratified 48 programs, tracks, certificates and diplomas including these associate programs:

An associate in applied science in applied engineering technology for Maysville Community and Technical College,

An associate in applied science in veterinary technology for Owensboro Community and Technical College,

An associate in fine arts in theatre for Owensboro Community and Technical College,

An associate in fine arts in visual art for Owensboro Community and Technical College, and

An associate in applied science in emergency medical services-paramedic for Somerset Community College.

The board also approved 14,467 academic credential requests (certificates, diplomas or associate degrees) between January 18, 2013 and April 10, 2013, including 8,248 candidates for certificates, 1,194 candidates for diplomas and 5,025 candidates for associate degrees.

 

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