Kentucky’s public universities and community and technical colleges enrolled 212,994 students in fall 2007, a 3.2 percent increase over last fall, according to figures released by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
The enrollment represents a 34.4 percent increase since postsecondary education reform began in fall 1998.
Undergraduate enrollment increased by 3.5 percent and first-professional enrollment rose 2.4 percent. Graduate enrollment remained relatively flat (+.6 percent), and public institutions saw a decrease in post-doctoral students with 11.7 percent fewer than last year.
Enrollment in distance learning also continues to increase at public universities, with an 8 percent increase over last year and a 64.3 percent increase since 2000. Participation of KCTCS students in distance learning has increased even more significantly – 18.7 percent over 2006 and 81.9 percent since 2000.