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July 24, 2017

Morehead State Univ. has the 6th best online program in Ky. according to rating sourceMorehead State Univ. has the 6th best online program in Ky. according to rating source

MOREHEAD, Ky.---Morehead State University has been ranked as one of the best online colleges in Kentucky. MSU was ranked sixth among all Kentucky colleges and universities by Value Colleges.
The ranking states that MSU is one of the best of the state’s online programs when it comes to cost and programs available. Schools listed offer degrees anywhere from the associates to doctorate levels, including continuing education degrees.
The Best Online College Top 10 listings are part of an effort to feature the most affordable, highest-quality online degree options to students in each state in the U.S., including public and private institutions. With more and more working adult and professional students choosing online degree programs, prospective students will benefit from a comprehensive listing detailing the accredited, reputable options in their home states.
The Value Colleges Top 10 lists are simply providing prospective students in each state with the data they need to make an informed decision about the future of their education and career. The Top 10 listings are compiled from reputable schools offering a substantial number of fully online programs and are presented in descending order based on those offerings.
According to the website, “Online degrees programs at Morehead State University online offer flexibility in learning with a strong set of support services for all enrollees including career services, advisement, veteran support, and library and research access. Some programs offered include degrees in Early Childhood Education, Business Administration, and a Doctor of Education.”
Visit to learn more about Morehead State University or call the Office of Enrollment Services at 606-783-2000 or 800-585-6781.












FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2017) —Kentucky eighth-graders headed for high school in the fall might find “High School Basics,” a four-page flyer, helpful. The free flyer can be ordered from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

“High School Basics” has sections about:

  • Credits and graduation requirements.
  • Calculating a GPA.
  • Reading a high school transcript.
  • The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES).
  • Earning college credit while in high school.

Free copies are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please remember to include a mailing address.

KHEAA is the state agency that administers KEES, need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses.

For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.



House Legislation to Support Students, Apprenticeships Signed Into Law


FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 13, 2017) – Recently, Governor Matt Bevin gave his signature of approval to House Bill 206. This measure, sponsored by Rep. Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville, allows KEES money to be utilized by students who choose to take part in an apprenticeship, as opposed to attending a college or university. Students are increasingly turning to apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional higher education.

KEES, or the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, is funded by proceeds from the state lottery, and is awarded to students who receive at least a 2.5 high school GPA, on a sliding scale.

The legislation is a key part of an effort to expand non-traditional and technical education, an acknowledgment that a four-year, university pathway does not work for everyone. Employers increasingly cite the lack of a prepared workforce as a hindrance to investing further in the Commonwealth.

HB 206 also puts the dual credit scholarship program under the purview of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

This bill is the third piece of legislation that Rep. Carney has authored, and has had signed into law this session. Carney serves as chairman of the House Committee on Education.