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The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has statutory authority to approve new academic programs at state colleges and universities. KRS 164.020 (15) empowers the Council to define and approve the offering of all postsecondary education technical, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degree, certificate, or diploma programs in the public postsecondary education institutions.

2014-2015 Submission Deadlines for New Academic Programs
Undergraduate Program Approval Process

This guide will help you to navigate the University of Kentucky (UK) and Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) approval processes for new academic programs. Resources include: information about CIP codes, forms, degree inventory, and important contacts. read more

Graduate Program Approval Process

This guide is for exclusively for advanced practice doctorates and will help you to navigate the University of Kentucky (UK) and Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) approval processes for new academic programs. Resources include: information about CIP codes, forms, degree inventory, and important contacts. read more

About CPE

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary EducationThe Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) is a statewide coordinating agency that oversees change and improvement in Kentucky's postsecondary education system as directed by the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997.

CPE Overview
Learn about the mission, membership, meetings, activity reports, bylaws, and prolicies.
View the organizational chart and relationships with other agencies.
Learn about the strategic agenda for Kentucky postsecondary and adult education system.
Learn about academic programs and initiatives to promote education reform in Kentucky.
Learn about policies about academic programs at Kentucky institutions, including new academic approval, degree program eligibolity, and new extended campus offerings.

For questions, contact:
Dr. G.T. Lineberry, Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement and Institutional Effectiveness
Mia Alexander-Snow, Ph.D., Director of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness