Lexington Colleges and Schools

Lexington is a college town, home to the University of Kentucky. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington's economy and culture are heavily influenced by the equestrian industry. But residents also enjoy college basketball, locally sourced cuisine, and other attractions. The climate is temperate, and there is plenty of outdoor recreation in Lexington. Students attending colleges in Lexington can find plenty of affordable rental housing.

Opportunity Middle College, a partnership between Fayette County Public Schools and a Bluegrass Community and Technical College, gives students an opportunity to attend and be enrolled in college courses while working toward their high school diploma.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Lexington

American National University - Lexington is a small college that offers predominately allied health education programs. The two most popular programs are medical assisting and phlebotomy. Paralegal training programs are also available.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is the largest of the two-year colleges in Lexington and it offers dozens of different programs, including one in equine studies. More traditional programs can be found for HVAC, industrial mechanics and maintenance, welding technology and nursing.

Fun Facts about Lexington Colleges and Universities

Two universities in Lexington provide most of the city's undergraduate studies.

The public University of Kentucky is one of only eight institutions in the U.S. that offer liberal arts, professional, engineering, agricultural and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus. Popular majors are psychology, registered nursing, physical education/coaching and biology.

Transylvania University, a highly ranked private liberal arts college, occupies a 70-acre campus in downtown Lexington. Students can participate in Greek life, sports, student government, community service, and 50 clubs and organizations.

Graduate Schools in Lexington

The University of Kentucky offers a full array of graduate programs. Popular graduate degree programs include business, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law.

Lexington Theological Seminary is a small ecumenical seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). All degree programs are at the graduate level.

To learn more about higher education opportunities in Kentucky, visit our Kentucky colleges page.


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Education Institutes in Lexington
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Lexington
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Lexington
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Summit Salon Academy-Lexington37At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington193At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A2
University of Kentucky29,182Four or more years$12,245346
Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education117Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A8
Lexington Healing Arts Academy150Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Lexington Theological Seminary78Four or more yearsN/A5
Transylvania University987Four or more years$38,75040
American National University-Lexington299Four or more years$17,36123
Bluegrass Community and Technical College9,525At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,32896
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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