Colleges in Kentucky: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Kentucky Colleges Summary

Kentucky has more than 100 colleges and post-secondary schools with approximately 250,000 students. For-profit schools are relatively common in Kentucky - more than 40% of the schools are for-profit. Among these, personal care schools, teaching trades such as cosmetology and hair care represent more than half of the for-profit schools.

Kentucky has seven schools with more than 10,000 students. These are: University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, Jefferson Community College (7939 FTEs), Northern Kentucky University, Murray State University. The largest is the University of Kentucky with more than 25,000 students.

Also of interest is that Jefferson Community College has more than 14,000 students, although more than half of their students attend on a part time basis. Sullivan University is the state's largest private college, with over 5,000 students.

There are also four seminary schools in Kentucky. The largest is The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with more than 3,000 students, and the smallest is the Lexington Theological Seminary with under 100 students. The other two are the Asbury Theological Seminary, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

The Kentucky Department of Education is based in the state capital city of Frankfort, in the Capital Plaza Tower at 500 Mero Street. The web address for the Kentucky DOE is http://www.education.ky.gov

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Colleges and Universities in Kentucky

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes 621 519 No V: 450-520
M: 410-530
W: 420-520
Appalachian Beauty School South Williamson 21   Yes
Asbury College Wilmore 1,396 1,166 No V: 520-660
M: 500-620
Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore 1,603 146 No
Ashland Community and Technical College Ashland 4,675   Yes
Barrett and Company School of Hair Design Nicholasville 105   Yes
Bellarmine University Louisville 3,001 850 No V: 500-600
M: 500-600
Bellefonte Academy of Beauty Russell 113   Yes
Berea College Berea 1,582 1,378 No V: 490-620
M: 480-590
W: 480-610
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg 4,856   Yes
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington 11,596   Yes
Bowling Green Technical College Bowling Green 4,953   Yes
Brescia University Owensboro 573 249 No V: 380-450
M: 410-540
Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training Newport 99   Yes
Centre College Danville 1,189 1,210 No V: 560-700
M: 570-670
W: 550-680
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Pineville 191 168 Yes
College for Technical Education Lexington 49   Yes
Collins School of Cosmetology Middlesboro 26   Yes
Draughons Junior College Bowling Green Bowling Green 464   Yes
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond 15,839 4,500 No
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown 5,506   Yes
Ezell's Cosmetology School Murray 26   Yes
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing Hyden 545 56 No
Galen College of Nursing Louisville Louisville 597   No
Gateway Community and Technical College Covington 3,130   Yes
Georgetown College Georgetown 1,903 1,258 No V: 450-580
M: 440-580
Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard 4,457   Yes
Heads West Kentucky Beauty College Madisonville 25   Yes
Henderson Community College Henderson 1,984   Yes
Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville 3,426   Yes
J M Academy of Cosmetology Frankfort 25   Yes
Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville 15,475   Yes
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Harlan Harlan 17   Yes
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Whitesburg Whitesburg 16   Yes
Kentucky Christian University Grayson 632 456 No V: 380-550
M: 400-530
Kentucky Mountain Bible College Vancleve 66 100 No
Kentucky State University Frankfort 2,696 1,241 No V: 360-460
M: 360-460
W: 350-450
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro 956 520 No V: 440-560
M: 460-560
W: 410-580
Lexington Beauty College Lexington 51   Yes
Lexington Healing Arts Academy Lexington 75   No
Lexington Theological Seminary Lexington 105 60 No
Lindsey Wilson College Columbia 1,893 738 Yes
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Louisville 210 82 No
Madisonville Community College Madisonville 4,363   Yes
Maysville Community and Technical College Maysville 3,630   Yes
Mid Continent University Mayfield 1,540 136 No V: 420-450
M: 390-450
W: 420-440
Midway College Midway 1,422 220 No V: 440-563
M: 455-493
W: 470-523
Morehead State University Morehead 8,897 2,762 No V: 420-520
M: 420-550
Mr Jim's College of Cosmetology Owensboro 47   Yes
Murray State University Murray 10,778 3,026 No
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights 14,785 1,849 No V: 430-550
M: 430-560
Nutek Academy of Beauty Mount Sterling 31   Yes
Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro 5,435   Yes
Pat Wilsons Beauty College Henderson 46   Yes
Paul Mitchell The School Louisville Louisville 89   Yes
Pikeville College Pikeville 1,100 525 Yes
PJ's College of Cosmetology Bowling Green Bowling Green 391   Yes
PJ's College of Cosmetology Glasgow Glasgow 69   Yes
Regency School of Hair Design Prestonsburg 26   Yes
Saint Catharine College Saint Catharine 667 232 Yes
Somerset Community College Somerset 7,110   Yes
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland 4,847   Yes
Southeast School of Cosmetology Manchester 40   Yes
Spalding University Louisville 1,695 250 No V: 442-570
M: 470-520
W: 427-470
The Salon Professional Academy Lexington Lexington 31   Yes
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville 3,190 670 No
Transylvania University Lexington 1,153 947 No V: 530-630
M: 525-620
W: 540-630
Trend Setters Academy Louisville Louisville 104   Yes
Trend Setters Academy of Beauty Culture Elizabethtown Elizabethtown 53   Yes
Union College Barbourville Barbourville 1,368 352 No V: 380-460
M: 410-490
Union College Bennett Center London 52   No
University of Kentucky Lexington 25,856 6,308 No V: 490-610
M: 500-630
W: 480-590
University of Louisville Louisville 20,592 3,238 No V: 490-610
M: 500-640
University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg 2,245 1,147 No V: 400-510
M: 400-500
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah 7,090   Yes
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green 19,258 4,946 Yes
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