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Colleges in Kentucky

There are 53 colleges in Kentucky, 24 public and 29 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Kentucky has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


Located in Lexington, the University of Kentucky is the largest in the state, with enrollment exceeding 27,000. It offers 93 undergraduate programs in a number of subjects, including those in the College of Law and the Gatton College of Business and Economics.


The University of Louisville is located in the heart of the city, and Matthew from Owensboro had this to say about it: "The University of Louisville has a very active campus life, with hundreds of student organizations and the ability for students to create new organizations, a strong Greek presence, and a large student body."


Murray State University is located in Murray, KY, and is the state's only public university to be ranked in the regional university top tier by U.S. News & World Report for the past 20 consecutive years.


Other Kentucky colleges include Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Morehead State University in Morehead, Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Kentucky, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Kentucky

School Scholarships Available
Alice Lloyd College 2 scholarships
Asbury Theological Seminary No scholarships
Asbury University 15 scholarships
Ashland Community and Technical College No scholarships
Bellarmine University 11 scholarships
Berea College 1 scholarships
Big Sandy Community and Technical College No scholarships
Bluegrass Community and Technical College No scholarships
Brescia University 50 scholarships
Campbellsville University 18 scholarships
Centre College 7 scholarships
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College 1 scholarships
Eastern Kentucky University 15 scholarships
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College No scholarships
Frontier Nursing University No scholarships
Gateway Community and Technical College No scholarships
Georgetown College 10 scholarships
Hazard Community and Technical College No scholarships
Henderson Community College No scholarships
Hopkinsville Community College No scholarships
Jefferson Community and Technical College No scholarships
Kentucky Christian University 10 scholarships
Kentucky Mountain Bible College No scholarships
Kentucky State University 7 scholarships
Kentucky Wesleyan College 6 scholarships
Lexington Theological Seminary No scholarships
Lindsey Wilson College 9 scholarships
Louisville Bible College 5 scholarships
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary No scholarships
Madisonville Community College No scholarships
Maysville Community and Technical College No scholarships
Mid-Continent University No scholarships
Midway College 9 scholarships
Morehead State University 174 scholarships
Murray State University 155 scholarships
Northern Kentucky University 13 scholarships
Owensboro Community and Technical College No scholarships
Saint Catharine College 15 scholarships
Simmons College of Kentucky No scholarships
Somerset Community College No scholarships
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College No scholarships
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College No scholarships
Spalding University No scholarships
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1 scholarships
Thomas More College 8 scholarships
Transylvania University 8 scholarships
Union College - Kentucky No scholarships
University of Kentucky 298 scholarships
University of Louisville 245 scholarships
University of Pikeville 12 scholarships
University of the Cumberlands 21 scholarships
West Kentucky Community and Technical College No scholarships
Western Kentucky University 106 scholarships