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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

UK extends enrollment deadline for the fall 2024 semester for first-year students

UK extends enrollment deadline for the fall 2024 semester for first-year students

Aimee Pierce, Reporter April 11, 2024

The University of Kentucky is extending the confirmation deadline for first-year students wanting to enroll for the fall 2024 semester to May 15, 2024. The email was released Tuesday, April 9 and said...

Students walk through the Gatton Student Center on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Smallwood | Staff

AT CAPACITY: Influx of students on campus affects housing and transportation

Courtney Suber, Staff Reporter September 1, 2023

After the University of Kentucky accepted yet another record-breaking number of students, multiple facets of student life at UK have been affected. Official numbers have not been released for the 2023-2024...

UK president Eli Capilouto gives a speech during a Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK Board of Trustees discusses facility names, enrollment statistics

Alexis Baker, Reporter September 21, 2022

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees met Sept. 16 to induct new members, discuss enrollment statistics, approve new job postings and name the new indoor track & field facility. The board...

Students filtered in by K Teams at Big Blue U at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Big Blue U is the annual K Week kickoff. Photo by Tessa Lighty | Staff

Despite projected drop in enrollment, UK’s freshman class remains steady

Sarah Michels August 12, 2020

Contrary to earlier projections, enrollment for first-time students at UK has barely taken a hit for the fall 2020 semester. As of Aug. 10, first-time enrollment stood at a little over 5,000 students,...

UK changing enrollment guidelines, email says

Natalie Parks April 10, 2020

An email sent from President Capilouto to the campus community announced that UK will change enrollment requirements for prospective students as a response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

Is the college bubble about to burst?

Madison Rexroat September 20, 2017

The industry of higher education has expanded significantly for decades, but that expansion has slowed down.For the past 30 years, higher education has enjoyed a boom of demand and prosperity, with prices...

Gov. Bevin urges colleges to cut unprofitable programs

Madison Rexroat September 15, 2017

At a higher education conference on Tuesday, Gov. Matt Bevin recommended that colleges adapt to tighter state budgets by cutting entire programs on their campuses.Anything that isn’t creating graduates...

Student relaxing on a bench outside of the William T. Young library at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Photo by Josh Mott | Staff.

Over-accepting practices at universities more than just a technical error

Madison Rexroat August 30, 2017

Falling enrollment has become a huge threat to the college system, so it’s natural for schools to do whatever it takes to keep numbers high. But what happens when that means over-accepting students –...

Pay no more, my lady taken on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Arden Barnes | Staff.

Tuition going up, debt going up, it’s bringing us all down

Bailey Vandiver August 15, 2017

Clay Ramey grew up 76 miles from his dream college.Throughout his entire life in Burlington, Ramey wanted to go to UK. He came from a family of Wildcats fans, including parents and a brother who attended...

‘Summer melt’ presents challenges to college recruiters

Madison Rexroat August 14, 2017

As hordes of college freshmen begin moving in before the fall semester, a small portion of potential students are forgotten – by everyone except college recruiters.  At some schools, up to 40 percent...

University of California could cap out-of-state student enrollment

Madison Rexroat March 9, 2017

The University of California system proposed a new policy on Monday that would create a 20 percent enrollment cap on out-of-state, nonresident undergraduates. The new proposal comes under state pressure...

Private schools partner with community colleges to boost enrollment

Madison Rexroat February 11, 2017

Private colleges have faced financial threats in recent years as their tuition-based income decreases and the population of incoming high-school graduates plateaus. To improve their outlook, more private...

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