Colleges in Louisville

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.

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The University of Louisville is a member of the Kentucky State University system and the first city-owned public university in the US. Louisville features three campuses hosting 12 colleges and schools and the university’s Health Sciences Center is...

“…UofL is a great school. They're big on diversity and is a really big sports school. There's always free food and something to do. The school even go as far as sending out monthly emails letting you know where the free food will be. ” – Ashlyn from Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University is a small, private Catholic institution located in Louisville, Kentucky. The independent university provides a liberal arts curriculum and professional studies programs. Nursing is the top choice for study among undergraduates,...

“…I rate Bellarmine College as an excellent school. I highly recommend this school to anyone. This school is very well maintained with excellent customer service and a wonderful environment ” – Jessica from Louisville, KY

Indiana University Southeast is a public, 4-year university established on a suburban, 180-acre campus in New Albany. Students can choose from 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, as well a number of minors and licenses. IU...

“…The small class sizes are great for students who don't like huge classes. The housing on campus is fabulous for those who chose to live here. Overall, I personally love this college.” – Alysia from Ferdinand, IN

Established as a school of business, Sullivan University is a for-profit college with campuses in Louisville and Lexington. With a focus on career training programs, Sullivan is home to eight colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 18 fields of study...

Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Louisville, Kentucky, with satellite locations throughout the city and surrounding area. Students attending JCTC can choose to enroll in a number of career...

“…I love this college because of the great atmosphere! The professors and other staff members treat everyone with respect and expect the best from their students. The classes aren't very big, which means more one-on-one attention to all students.” – Andrea from Louisville, KY

As the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a Christian academy dedicated to training students for ministry. All undergraduate students attend Southern Seminary’s Boyce...

“…Great theological school. Pastoral professors who truly care. ”

Founded shortly after the Civil War, Simmons College of Kentucky is an Historically Black College and Kentucky’s first post-secondary institution for African American citizens. As a Christian college, Simmons’ Department of Religious Studies features...

Formed by the merger of two Louisville and Indianapolis-based institutions, the Mid-America College of Funeral Service is a school of mortuary science in southern Indiana. MAC offers an associate degree in Funeral Service as well as three certificate...

Louisville Bible College is a Christian institution dedicated to training preachers and future church leaders. Utilizing The Bible as an academic foundation, LBC offers two associate degree programs in Sacred Literature and Christian Education as...

Formed by the merger of two Presbyterian seminaries, the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school focused on training students for ministry. Louisville Seminary offers three master’s degree programs in Divinity,...

With campus a short walk from the Ohio River, Ottawa University Jeffersonville is a Christ-centered school of adult education in southern Indiana. The Jeffersonville campus is home to the Angell Snyder School of Business conferring bachelor’s degrees...