‘Race-based metrics’ no longer included in state funding model for Kentucky public colleges

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has made initial changes to the way Kentucky public universities receive state funding, removing “race-based metrics” from the performance-funding model to be in compliance with a law passed earlier this month. Senate Bill 191, signed by Gov. Andy Beshear on April 18, explicitly bars CPE from considering race in its performance-based funding model.

CPE “shall not include any race-based metrics or targets in the formulas” under the new law. It also strikes out references to minority students in the formula, allowing colleges to be evaluated on the number of bachelor’s degrees and credits awarded to “underrepresented students” instead of “underrepresented minority students.”

Read more from the Kentucky Herald-Leader.


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