About Us


15 to Finish is an exciting campaign that encourages Kentucky college students to graduate on time by completing at least 15 credits a semester, or 30 a year. Most full-time students take less than 15 credit hours and don’t finish on time, adding the costs of extra semesters.

The campaign is a collaborative project of Kentucky’s colleges and universities and the Council on Postsecondary Education and other partners. It is modeled after a Hawaii campaign that experienced a significant increase in the number of students who completed at least 15 credits a semester.


  • Save money. Adding an extra year to college is expensive. For KCTCS students, it costs an estimated $4,320 in tuition. At the state universities, it will add an average of $8,400 a year.
  • The longer you stay in school, the more likely that life circumstances will get in the way of completing your degree.
  • Just one additional year of college could mean more student loan debt, plus the loss of potential income.
  • By 2020, 56% of Kentucky’s jobs will require postsecondary education.
Sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

15 to Finish Kentucky is based off 15 to Finish, a campaign of the University of Hawai’i's Graduation Initiative.