higher education

Local/Regional News
3:07 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Five Percent Tuition Hike Recommended For UK This Fall

This fall, University of Kentucky students are likely to see another five percent tuition hike.

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Local/Regional News
8:38 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Scholarships Open To Students Who Overcome Drugs

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Going to college has just gotten easier for high school seniors who have overcome prescription drug abuse.

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WUKY In Depth
7:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Appalachian College Students Look for Job Opportunities Beyond Coal

A view of downtown from the UPike campus. The new medical school building, called The Coal Building, is on the left.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Colleges and universities in central Appalachia are struggling to retain students. Roughly half the freshmen at the University of Pikeville don’t come back the following year. For the students who stay, many wonder if there will be jobs available in a region that for decades relied on coal mining as its primary industry.

“We feel like if you can teach them in the mountains, train them in the mountains, they’ll stay in the mountains,” says James Hurley, President-elect of the University of Pikeville.

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WUKY In Depth
1:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Appalachian Colleges Struggling to Keep Students

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - For a lot of college students, summer is a chance to kick back and relax-- maybe do an internship -- before resuming classes in the fall. But some students in Appalachia won’t be returning to campus next August, at least not at the school where they originally enrolled.

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