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College Access
  2007 Fall KASFAA Conference
          Louisville, KY
        October 25, 2007
“A bachelor’s degree is no
longer considered a potential
stepping-stone to a better life.
It is fully acknowledged as the
gatekeeper to a myriad of social
and individual benefits.”
                  Dr. A. Cabrera, Pathways to
                  a Four Year Degree. 2001.
                  Trustee-National College
                  Access Network
  Why Create
         An Update
  As of September 30, 2007
                        Dr. Joe L. McCormick
                        Executive Director
                        KentuckyCAN, Inc.
   How KentuckyCAN! Began
• People representing college access programs
  throughout the state met periodically to discuss
  the need and/or the possibilities of a state
  college access network…..
• The Prichard Committee in partnership with the
  Council on Postsecondary Education received
  funds from the Lumina Foundation to promote
  college access programs in the state and to
  create a statewide college access network
• As a result of the high level of interest in college
  access in Kentucky, we have……
    How KentuckyCAN! Began
• Formally issued Kentucky College Access Network, Inc.
  articles of incorporation….May 2007
• Identified a board of directors…May 2007
• Entered a partnership with CPE and the Prichard Committee
  to launch a college access campaign as a part of the
  ACE/Lumina KnowHowToGo Campaign…June 2007
• Appointed an Executive Director of KentuckyCAN, Inc…June
• Filed for tax exempt status with the IRS…August 2007
• Began work with CPE & Prichard Committee to carry out
  terms of the Lumina “KnowHowtoGo” grant…August 2007
• Launched the KentuckyCAN! List Serve to connect college
  access providers statewide….August 2007
         KentuckyCAN! Board of
•   Gary Cox           AIKCU
•   Gera Drake         KAEOPP/Morehead
•   Bryan Erslan       KASFAA/Berea
•   Dreama Gentry      Berea College GEAR UP
•   Michael Gritton    KentuckianaWorks
•   Joe L. McCormick   Executive Director,
• John Prather, Jr.    Somerset, KY
• Robert Sexton        Prichard Committee
      Goals of Kentucky CAN!
• To provide existing college access services the opportunity
  and vehicle to coordinate and support one another’s efforts

• To identify gaps in college access services statewide

• To support creation of new programs, especially targeted to
  low-income, underrepresented and first-generation students

• To speak with one loud voice raising awareness of the
  need and value of postsecondary education

• To impact in a positive way the “college-going” rate in
  Kentucky, particularly among minority populations and adult
             Potential KentuckyCAN!
•   give existing college access programs the opportunity and the means to
    share and coordinate efforts

•   support the creation of new college access programs to fill college access

•   share best practices in college access programs state-wide

•   speak loudly and often on an ongoing basis with one-voice raising
    awareness of the need for and value of postsecondary education

•   encourage and expand a public and private partnership investing in the
    creation of a better-educated workforce for the state

•   build relationships with other professional organizations in the college
    access arena to leverage resources and improve services

•   work with adult learner populations and adults that have had a college
    experience but need the motivation to continue to finish a degree plan
     Now a Work In Progress
Work on funding criteria for local community service
    organizations to promote college access
Maintain an ongoing “College Access Campaign”
    for Kentucky
Web/Software/Tracking Resources for all college
    access providers
Host an Annual Conference promoting College Access
     in Kentucky
     Statewide Networks Currently
             Operating In:
•   Alaska         •   New Mexico
•   Illinois       •   Ohio
•   Indiana        •   Oklahoma
•   Maryland       •   Tennessee
•   Maine          •   Virginia
•   Minnesota      •   Wyoming
  College Access
  Kentucky Today
       “And Why We Need a
College Access Network in Kentuck”
Families in Poverty (1999)
Chance for College by Age 19
        by State (2004)


         Tom Mortenson, Postsecondary
             Opportunity, July 2006
KY = 21.1%
Kentucky College Access Profile
• Chance for College by 19 = 33.4% which ranks in the
  bottom 10 in the country

• As of 2004, only 21% of Kentucky’s population age 25
  and over had a bachelor’s degree which means
  Kentucky ranks 48th in degree attainment.
   – Only 10.7% of age 25 and older African-Americans have a
     bachelor’s degree (US Census, 2000)
   – Only 13% of age 25 and older Hispanics have a bachelor’s
     degree (US Census, 2000)

• College Participation Rate for Low Income Families 21%
                            Education Attainment By State, NCES, 2004
Out of every 100 Kentucky ninth graders….
….70 graduate from high school….
….39 enter college….
….26 are still enrolled in the sophomore year….
…and 17 graduate from college.
  Why Not More than 17
 Graduating from College?
           The 4 As

*Availability   *Academic

Barrier 1—Lack of Aspiration
   Weak support for higher education
   Low socioeconomic status
   Negative attitudes & beliefs
   Lack of parental involvement
   Lack of information about price and
    benefits of college
   High student/counselor ratios
   Low expectations from teachers
                      Source: The Ohio Board of Regents, T. Rudd, Sept. 2002
            Barrier 2 – Inferior
           Academic Preparation
• Preparation via academic curriculum is particularly important to the
       college enrollment decisions of low-income students.
• Students from economically disadvantaged families are more likely to
       be enrolled in non-academic curricular tracks or academic
       tracks that are not rigorous.
• College enrollment rates and persistence to graduation are higher
       among students who participate in college prep compared to
       students enrolled in a vocational program.

• Students enrolled in affluent school communities are more likely to
       participate in a rigorous curricular program.
  Barrier 3 – Availability
 Desired college program not available

 Lack of info about distance learning opportunities

 Lack of technical skills to participate in distance learning

 Programs not offered at times that meet individual needs

 Scarcity of AP classes in under-resourced high schools

                                 Source: The Ohio Board of Regents, T. Rudd, Sept. 2002
Barrier 4 - Affordability
   Lack of info about financial aid

   Lack of info about price of college

   Declining value of Federal Pell Grants

   Increased reliance on student loans

   Low socioeconomic status
                       Source: The Ohio Board of Regents, T. Rudd, Sept. 2002
         Five National Trends
         in Higher Education
• Increases in tuition have made college less affordable for
  most Americans.
• Federal and state funding of student financial aid has not
  kept pace with increases in tuition.
• More families at all income levels are borrowing more than
  ever before to pay for college.
• Increases in tuition have come at times of greatest
  economic hardship.
• State financial support for public higher education has not
  increased at a rate to keep up with increases in tuition.

          Losing Ground: A National Status Report on the Affordability
                        of American Higher Education
Higher Education in Kentucky
     Measuring Up 2006
Higher Education in Kentucky
     Measuring Up 2006
• “Kentucky has made no notable progress in
  providing affordable higher education”
• Net college costs for low & middle income
  students to attend public two & four-year
  colleges represent approximately 40% of annual
  family income.
• Compared to other top performing states,
  Kentucky makes a very low investment in need-
  based financial aid, even though its investment
  has increased in recent years.
                               The National Center for Public Policy
                               And Higher Education, 2006 Report
           CAP/KTG FY 2006
  Projected Disbursements and Unmet

 $80               $71.3

 $40                                   $28.6

           CAP Amount                 KTG Amount
           Total Funded Disbursements ($88.9 million)
                                                            Source: KHEAA 2006
           Total Unfunded Eligible Students ($91 million)
                         KEES Awards and
                         Tuition Increases
                    KEES Awards and Tuition/Mandatory Fees Increases
                            at Four-Year Public Universities
$7,000                                                                                                            $5,534
                                                                                                     $4,959       11.6%
$6,000                                                                                $4,377         13.3%
                                                                         $3,765       16.3%
$5,000                                                     $3,326
                                             $3,021                      13.2%
                       $2,629      $2,772                  10.1%
$4,000                                        9.0%
                        8.5%        5.4%
$3,000                                                       $2,500        $2,500       $2,500        $2,500        $2,500
$2,000                          $1,500                                                           $1,367        $1,380
                                                        $1,045        $1,197       $1,308
                        $800 $693      $870
$1,000               $457
          1998-99     1999-00      2000-01   2001-02       2002-03       2003-04      2004-05       2005-06       2006-07
                                                  Academic Year
         Average KEES Award Disbursed                  M aximum KEES Award                       Average 4-Year Public Tuition

                                                       Source: KHEAA 2007
                 Economic Benefits of
                   Higher Education
• College graduates earn roughly $1 million more
  over their lifetimes than high school grads.
• Unemployment rates are 30% lower compared to
  high school grads.
• College graduates provide at least $300,000 more
  over a lifetime in federal taxes.
• College graduates are healthier, more likely to vote,
  more likely to perform public service, and less likely
  to commit serious crime.
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2001)
            Societal Benefits of Higher Education
                    Higher Education Benefits Both Individuals and Society.
                    Investments Today Result in Great Benefits Tomorrow.

              Median Annual Earnings and Tax Payments by Level of Education, 2003

     Professional Degree                                      $69,464                                               $26,235              State/Local

       Doctorate Degree                                $58,181                                          $21,222         State/Local

         Master's Degree                      $44,615                               $14,893

      Bachelor's Degree                    $37,949                       $11,940        $4,051

       Associate Degree             $28,997                  $8,608      State/Local

Some College, No Degree             $27,625                $8,089     $2,923
                                                                      State/Local                        After-Tax Income

                                                                $2,531                                   Total Tax Payments
    High School Diploma           $24,071             $6,695

   Less than HS Diploma         $17,332 $4,313        State/Local

                           $0    $10,000    $20,000      $30,000      $40,000    $50,000      $60,000    $70,000   $80,000    $90,000   $100,000

     From a recently released national College Board report.
       Kentucky Student Aid Issues
         for Future Consideration
• How can merit-based and need-based student financial aid
  programs be fully funded in relation to tuition increases
  and unmet need?
• Are net Kentucky Lottery proceeds alone sufficient to fund
  KEES and need-based grants in future years?
• How do we effectively manage the growing student loan
  debt among Kentucky students?
• How do we improve the existing state student aid programs
  to positively impact the college-going rate in Kentucky?
• Are there new student aid programs to consider that would
  have a positive impact on the college-going rate in
 Higher Education in Kentucky
• Out of 100 nineth graders in Kentucky
  – 70 will graduate from high school
  – 39 will enter college
  – 26 will still be in college their sophomore year
  – 17 will graduate within six years of their high
    school graduation

  – We loose 83 students along the way!!!
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