Colleges in Louisville
Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, as well as one of the oldest west of the Appalachians. The central location in the states makes it a gathering point for industrial companies and a transportation hub. Louisville is also home to a variety of higher education institutions, technical schools, 2-year and 4-year institutions, as well as graduate schools.
Jefferson Community and Technical College is the largest member school of the Kentucky Community and Technical College system and serves more than 11,000 students. The only other public school in the city outside of JCTC is the University of Louisville, a member of the Kentucky university system. The public research institution was founded in 1798 and, today, offers more than 150 degrees from its 12 schools and colleges. The School of Medicine is known for the first fully-contained artificial heart transplant surgery, performing the first hand transplant, the first civilian ambulance, and more.
There are several private, 4-year institutions affiliated with religious organizations in Louisville, including Bellarmine University Boyce College, and Spalding University. Simmons College of Kentucky is an historically black college offering four educational programs, most resulting in a degree an area of theology. Two graduate-level seminaries also call Louisville home, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Louisville also has one for-profit institution, Sullivan University, Kentucky’s largest private university.
While Louisville has two major freightways that run through it, it is the fifth largest city with no passenger rail service. The city does offer buses, including zero-emission buses, but residents largely rely on automobiles for transportation. The Louisville International Airport is home to the UPS Worldport global air hub and is the third busiest airport in the US based on cargo traffic.