The Council on Postsecondary Education is Kentucky's adult and higher education coordinating agency committed to strengthening our workforce, economy and quality of life. We do this by guiding the continuous improvement and efficient operation of a high-quality, diverse, innovative, accessible and affordable system of postsecondary education. GEAR UP Kentucky Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP KY) is Kentucky’s implementation of a federal initiative aimed at increasing the number of low-income students entering and graduating from college. A unit of the Council, GEAR UP bridges the gap between Kentucky’s K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions by providing students access to academic advising, mentoring, college and career planning, financial literacy and college visits beginning in middle school and continuing through high school graduation.
Member Since: 2021