Potential Impact of 2016-2018 Proposed State Budget on KCTCS

The proposed budget reductions hamper the achievement of the following statutory mission and mandates to KCTCS, required by the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (HB1):

KCTCS MISSION:
To improve the quality of life and employability of the citizens of the Commonwealth by serving as the primary provider of:

  • College and Workforce Readiness
  • Transfer Education
  • Workforce Education and Training

KCTCS MANDATES:
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System shall be responsive to the needs of students and employers in all regions of the Commonwealth with accessible education and training to support the lifelong learning needs of Kentucky citizens in order to:

  • Increase the technical skills and professional expertise of Kentucky workers
  • Develop a pool of educated citizens
  • Enhance the flexibility and adaptability of Kentucky workers
  • Increase access to pre-baccalaureate associate degree for ease of transfer to four (4) year institutions;
  • Facilitate transfers of credit between certificate, diploma, technical, and associate degree programs.
  • Increase the basic academic and literacy skills of adults
  • Enhance the relationship of credentials between secondary and postsecondary programs

History of Public Funds (State Appropriation + Tuition Revenue) for KCTCS Since 2008

History of Public Funds Table

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