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Colleges in Louisville: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Louisville may conjure up images of the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps, but there are also seven colleges in Louisville. Students attending Louisville colleges and universities can enjoy the city's many museums and galleries, more than 120 parks, almost 50 miles of bike trails, and numerous parades and festivals.

The Academies of Louisville connect high schools to business partners, preparing students for postsecondary and career success. Academy students can earn a high school diploma and college credits, industry certifications, and real-life work experience.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Louisville

Jefferson Community and Technical College has six campuses in the Louisville area. The Downtown campus is the largest and a hub for student activities, such as concerts and lectures. The school's most popular programs are in business administration, computer science and auto mechanics/technology.

The Galen College of Nursing emphasizes real-life clinical training and has state-of-the-art equipment, including high-tech patient-simulation mannequins.

Fun Facts about Louisville Colleges and Universities

The largest of the independent universities in Louisville — and in the state — is Sullivan University. This four-year university offers career-focused degree programs in fields such as accountancy, nursing, and pharmacology. Student activities emphasize community, leadership, wellness and diversity.

Founded in 1798, the University of Louisville offers majors in more than 170 areas of study. Student activities include more than 400 campus organizations, about 30 fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports. The Louisville Cardinals varsity teams compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.

Bellarmine University is a private Catholic college known for academic excellence. The student body is diverse, with students from 43 states and 26 foreign countries.

Graduate Schools in Louisville

Several universities in Louisville offer master's and doctoral degree programs. The University of Louisville has master's programs through the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and in business and medicine. Among Sullivan University's graduate degree programs, business administration is the most popular. Both Southern Baptist University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary offer graduate programs in theology/religious vocations.

To learn more about opportunities for higher education in the state, see the extensive list of Kentucky Colleges.

Sources:

  • Live in Lou https://www.liveinlou.com/, accessed October 2018
  • https://realestate.usnews.com/places/kentucky/louisville
  • National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/, accessed October 2018
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College https://jefferson.kctcs.edu/, accessed October 2018
  • Galen College of Nursing https://galencollege.edu/, accessed October 2018
  • Sullivan University https://sullivan.edu/, accessed October 2018
  • University of Louisville http://louisville.edu/, accessed October 2018
  • Bellarmine University https://www.bellarmine.edu/, accessed October 2018
  • The Southern Baptist University http://www.sbts.edu/, accessed October 2018

Education Institutes in Louisville
Total Number of Educational Institutes
21
Total Enrollment in all institutes
50,710
Number of Public Educational Institutes
2
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
14
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
5
Graduation Rate
21.75%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
1,846
On Campus and Online Programs in Louisville
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
1
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
2
Number of Institutes Offering both
18
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Louisville
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Bellarmine University3,757Four or more years$40,75067
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville1,703Four or more yearsN/A3
Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville161At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A2
Jefferson Community and Technical College12,250At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,160114
Sullivan College of Technology and Design306Four or more years$22,91916
University of Louisville21,402Four or more years$11,264197
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary152Four or more yearsN/A4
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary4,083Four or more years$18,86037
Spalding University2,071Four or more years$24,00058
Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville36At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
ATA College289At least 2 but less than 4 years$11,54511
Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth104At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A2
Empire Beauty School-Dixie111At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A2
Sullivan University3,489Four or more years$25,95055
Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne85At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A2
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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