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.
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.
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.
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.