FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2012

BOARD UNVEILS NEW ONLINE EDUCATIONAL SEARCH TOOL
Tool Enables Anyone to Find Programs at Thirty-Two Institutions

 

(TOPEKA) - Today the Kansas Board of Regents unveiled a new online education search tool, theKansas Public Higher Education and Training Program Search. Using a simple interface, the key word search engine is available to anyone with internet access and enables exploration of more than 2,000 programs offered by the 32 public higher education institutions.

“The Board is committed to making it easy to learn more about educational opportunities in Kansas,” said Andy Tompkins, President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents. “With the Kansas Public Higher Education and Training Program Search, users can discover which institutions offer programs they are interested in or perform searches based on specific user-defined criteria, like degree level, institution, or institution type.”

A way to easily search program offerings has been a frequent request to the Board. In previous years, the Board published a document with similar information, but as soon as it was printed, it was out-of-date. The data for the new tool is updated every 24-hours to ensure the most up-to-date information is available.

“We are excited to offer this tool on the Kansas Board of Regents website,” said Tim Emert, Chair of the Kansas Board of Regents. “This is a showcase of how the Board is using technology to make data available easily and quickly. The Kansas Public Higher Education and Training Search tool is an innovative way for us to help Kansans discover how they can improve their lives through higher education attainment.”

The Kansas Public Higher Education and Training Program Search is available on the Kansas Board of Regents website, www.kansasregents.org.

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About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, is the governing board of the six state universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, 19 community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career and technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans. The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas, and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Stankiewicz at (785) 296-3421 or mjstankiewicz@ksbor.org.

Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.