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Lexington Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Lexington Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Lexington, Kentucky

There are at least 12 colleges in Lexington, listed and described below. These schools represent 38,916 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 29,965 full-time students, and a reported 7,315 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

We also provide an extensive list of Kentucky Colleges.

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Lexington Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, licensed practical nurse, electrician, engineering technology, industrial mechanics, carpentry, welding, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 11,596 students, 7,297 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

College for Technical Education
1165 Centre Pky Suite #120
Lexington, KY 40517

  • Programs: general office occupations, culinary arts, property management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 49 students, 210 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Lexington Beauty College
90 Southport Dr
Lexington, KY 40503

  • Programs: cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 53 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

The Salon Professional Academy Lexington
701 E High St
Lexington, KY 40502-1776

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 31 students, 215 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Colleges in Lexington with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Lexington Healing Arts Academy
272 Southland Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 75 students, 41 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Lexington Theological Seminary
631 S Limestone
Lexington, KY 40508-3288

  • Programs: ministry, theology and religious vocations, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 105 students, 107 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 60 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Transylvania University
300 N Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, psychology, biology, Spanish language, political science, exercise science, English, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,153 students, 1,165 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 947 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-630. Math: 525-620. Writing: 540-630.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0032

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, psychology, biology, marketing, finance, accounting, law, social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 25,856 students, 20,877 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 6,308 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-610. Math: 500-630. Writing: 480-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Georgetown Colleges 1 18,080 1,903 1,258
Midway Colleges 1 1,620 1,422 220
Nicholasville Colleges 1 19,680 105  
Richmond Colleges 2 27,152 15,839 4,500
Wilmore Colleges 2 5,905 2,999 1,312
Winchester Colleges 1 16,724 0  

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