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42 SCHOOLS in KENTUCKY

Kentucky has always existed as a border region: a little South, a little North, a little Appalachian, and a little Great Plains. That special circumstance has given Kentucky a unique character. The Bluegrass State was the second state formed beyond the original 13 colonies (Vermont, which had been an independent republic, joined first, making Kentucky the 15th state). While its original constitution calls it a state, Kentucky uses the term “commonwealth,” emphasizing the rule of the people and the centrality of the common good. The land that would be Kentucky had been part of the Virginia Colony, though parts of the frontier were contested between Virginia and North Carolina. Kentucky entered the union as a slave state, balancing out the north and south, but the state remained divided during the Civil War and never seceded officially; by chance, both Abraham Lincoln, US President, and Jefferson Davis, Confederate President, were native Kentuckians. Since that time, Kentucky’s impact on the US has been primarily cultural. Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon whiskey (characterized by a particular mix of corn and wheat, and aged in charred barrels, a process perfected in Kentucky), while Kentucky’s nickname inspired the name of Bill Monroe’s legendary band, The Bluegrass Boys, and named the genre of American folk music he spearheaded.

Nicknamed for the prairie grasses that covered the state in its frontier days, Kentucky has long been an agricultural center. Tobacco has been a foundation of Kentucky’s economy for centuries, both in cultivation of the crop, and in the business end of the industry. Tobacco was so central to Kentucky’s life, it was the cause of the Black Patch Wars, a violent campaign between monopolistic tobacco companies and striking farmers in the early 20th century. Kentucky is also a major corn grower – and the home of bourbon whiskey, one of its biggest industries. Natural resources have also been crucial to Kentucky life, especially coal, though renewable and sustainable energy industries have gained ground. From energy to the automotive industry, as well as modern agriculture and healthcare, Kentucky’s higher education system is helping the commonwealth make the leap to a 21st century economy.

Many of Kentucky’s highest-ranked colleges and universities belong to the liberal arts tradition, and derive from Kentucky’s deeply-ingrained religious life. Christian institutions like Asbury University, Kentucky Wesleyan University, and Bellarmine University are rooted in Kentucky’s heritage of missionaries, evangelists, and the Great Awakening, fusing Christian tradition with the classical liberal arts and career preparation. Kentucky’s regional public universities, like Murray State, Morehead State, and Western Kentucky University, have a major part of the responsibility of preparing Kentucky’s next generation of professionals, while helping current working adults revitalize their careers and build a better future for themselves, and for the commonwealth.

Alice Lloyd

Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

62.3
College Consensus
62.5
Publisher Consensus
62.1
Student Consensus

American National University-Lexington

Lexington, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Asbury Theological Seminary

Wilmore, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Asbury University

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

66.7
College Consensus
57.1
Publisher Consensus
76.3
Student Consensus

Beckfield College-Florence

Florence, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

64.1
College Consensus
59
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
Berea College

Berea College

Berea, KY

64.1
College Consensus
63.8
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
brescia University

Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

64.7
College Consensus
55.4
Publisher Consensus
74
Student Consensus
Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
76.5
Student Consensus
Centre College

Centre College

Danville, KY

69.8
College Consensus
65.8
Publisher Consensus
73.8
Student Consensus

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Daymar College-Bowling Green

Bowling Green, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Daymar College-Owensboro

Owensboro, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

56.9
College Consensus
43.4
Publisher Consensus
70.5
Student Consensus

Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Galen College of Nursing-Louisville

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
georgetown ky

Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

63.8
College Consensus
51.3
Publisher Consensus
76.4
Student Consensus
Kentucky Christian University

Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, KY

59.7
College Consensus
44.3
Publisher Consensus
75.1
Student Consensus

Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Jackson, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

56.1
College Consensus
53.1
Publisher Consensus
59.1
Student Consensus
Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY

66.5
College Consensus
57.9
Publisher Consensus
75.2
Student Consensus

Lexington Theological Seminary

Lexington, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
68.8
Student Consensus

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Midway University

Midway, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
71
Student Consensus
Morehead State University

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

57.7
College Consensus
43.7
Publisher Consensus
71.7
Student Consensus
Murray State University

Murray State University

Murray, KY

60.7
College Consensus
47.7
Publisher Consensus
73.7
Student Consensus
Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

55.6
College Consensus
42.1
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus

Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Spalding University

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
82.7
Student Consensus

Spencerian College-Louisville

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Sullivan College of Technology and Design

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Sullivan University

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
83
Student Consensus
Thomas More college

Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, KY

60.7
College Consensus
47
Publisher Consensus
74.4
Student Consensus
TransylvaniaUniversity

Transylvania University

Lexington, KY

67.4
College Consensus
59.7
Publisher Consensus
75.1
Student Consensus

Union College (KY)

Barbourville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
70.1
Student Consensus
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

60.8
College Consensus
48.6
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
Louisville

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

55.5
College Consensus
42.4
Publisher Consensus
68.6
Student Consensus

University of Phoenix-Kentucky

Louisville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
75.6
Student Consensus
university cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

53.5
College Consensus
37.3
Publisher Consensus
69.7
Student Consensus
WKU

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

61.1
College Consensus
50.1
Publisher Consensus
72
Student Consensus