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KCTCS employees to receive an increase in pay, tuition goes up

Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents met June 15th and 16th and approved a $2,000 base salary increase for regular full-time employees. The board also increased tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year by $4 per credit hour.

Brady Shultz is the Director of Marketing and Recruitment for KCTCS. He said the college is permitted to raise the tuition every year, but only so much at a time.

“Just looking at inflation and the things that are going on in the current economy, the board thought that a $4 increase was appropriate. But even with that raise, we are still the best value in terms of cost of tuition in the state of Kentucky,” Shultz said. “So, even with the increase, we still feel like that’s a value for a student coming to us looking to better their life.”

The board also approved the adoption of recommendations derived from comprehensive study conducted by the Huron Consulting Group. The initial recommendations from Huron include space utilization, improvement of academic programming, and financial and organizational assessments.

Shultz said the system-wide study is a very important next step in KCTCS’ evolution.

“We’re 25 years old at this point, and for us to not take the opportunity to invite an outside party to take a look at us to see what we’re doing well and then a few areas to improve. Skipping a step like that, we just don’t think its smart at this point. We would much rather take the opportunity to prepare for that next 25 years,” said Shultz.

Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents next meeting is scheduled for September 21st and 22nd.