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Colleges in Kentucky

Kentucky is a beautiful state with lots to offer, including 54 colleges and universities. What makes Kentucky a great place to go to school? Read on to find out!

Kentucky is full of natural beauty. Nature lovers can visit explore the worlds' longest cave system Mammoth Cave National Park, a national park that's been around since 1874. Or, go for a hike past rocky cliffs and waterfalls at Red River Gorge State Nature Preserve.

Horse-lovers will feel right at home in KY, which is home to the famous Kentucky Derby. And musicians will find lots to love in the Bluegrass State.

Best Colleges in Kentucky

Kentucky has 54 colleges, including 24 public colleges and 30 private colleges. In 2020, 267,954 students were enrolled in KY colleges and universities.

Top 10 Colleges in Kentucky:

  1. University of Kentucky
  2. University of Louisville
  3. Centre College
  4. Berea College
  5. Bellarmine University
  6. Spalding University
  7. Transylvania University
  8. Murray State University
  9. Asbury University
  10. Northern Kentucky University

See a full list of Kentucky colleges below. Filter by size, admissions difficulty, majors and more to find schools that fit you. See one you like? Click the heart icon to have it to your college list.

Visit the CC forums for tips on choosing a college or to discuss applying early or regular decision to Kentucky schools, like University of Kentucky and Centre College.


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