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